Metro Area Express

Metro Area Express

The MAX, or Metro Area Express, is the first regional express service connecting all of Hampton Roads. It offers commuters an economical, stress-free, fast ride to work. By choosing the MAX, you will spend less on gas and help the environment,making your commute the best part of your day.

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Convenience is just around the corner

Park your vehicle at one of the convenient Park and Ride facilities throughout Hampton Roads.Then take one of our MAX routes. Service includes connections between the Southside and Peninsula, as well as connections to major employment destinations, such as Naval Station Norfolk and Northrop Grumman in Newport News.


Metro Area Express Fares
Single Ride $3.00  
Seniors and Persons with Disabilities $1.50  
Children (under 38”) Free  
1-day pass (expires 2 am the following day - unlimited rides, no additional fare required, non-transferable, for use on all other HRT services, except on Handi-Ride)

Single passes may only be purchased on board the MAX
$5.50 The MAX 1-day pass
1-Day Bundle of Five $24.75 1 - Day Bundle of Five
30-day pass (expires 30 days from first use - unlimited rides, no additional fare required - non-transferable, for use on all other HRT services, except on Handi-Ride) $95.00 The MAX 30-day pass

The following routes will serve these destinations:
Click on the links below for access to route and scheduling information.

Make yourself comfortable

The MAX has plush, high-back seats and additional leg room, allowing for extra comfort during your ride. Because the MAX travels along area interstates, you have the luxury of a smooth, quiet commute with few distractions and limited stops.

Internet WiFi Service coming soon to The MAX

HRT has executed a contract to provide free WiFi Internet access for passenger use on 39 MAX buses. Installation is expected to begin in late October and be fully operational by the end of the year. The service will create an Internet hotspot on each MAX bus which allows passengers to connect their WiFi (802.11b) equipped personal laptop computers to the Internet during their commute.

The MAX Pass

The Max Pass

Whether you ride one day per week or everyday, the MAX is the perfect fit for you. Ride once for $3.00 or purchase an all day pass on the MAX for $5.50. Other convenient passes include a Bundle of 5 day passes for $24.75 or a 30 - Day pass for $95.00. MAX passes are available at local farecard outlets and HRT service centers. Seniors, age 60 and over, and Persons with Disabilities are eligible to board the MAX for $1.50. Senior citizens must show the driver a DMV, Medicare, an HRT Half-Fare or an ADA Paratransit ID with a photo ID. Please note that local bus route passes are accepted on the MAX with an additional $1.50 upgrade fee. The upgrade fee for seniors and persons with disabilities with proper ID is $0.75.

Metro Area Express System Map(Click to view larger map)

Guaranteed Ride Program

Sign up for the Guaranteed Ride Program, a service provided by the TRAFFIX division of Hampton Roads Transit.This program provides a reliable ride back to your point of origin in case you have to work late, leave early or have an emergency and are unable to catch the MAX. Some restrictions may apply. Sign up for Guaranteed Ride by clicking here.

For more information, call (757) 222-6100 or email customer service.

Metro Area Express