Bus service to Naval Station Norfolk

Several U.S. Navy ships sit dockside along the banks of the Elizabeth River. Photo taken by HARTride 2012 - April, 2013.
Several U.S. Navy ships sit dockside along the banks of the Elizabeth River. Photo taken by HARTride 2012 – April, 2013.

Page updated on 2/27/14.


Naval Station Norfolk (NSN) is the largest US Naval base in the world, although it may not look that large on a map. The base has a total of 14 piers and 11 aircraft hangars, which help support 75 ships and over 100 aircraft. Click here to visit the official base website. For the 2014 NSN Base Guide and Telephone Directory, click here.

With a base this large, traffic congestion is often a huge problem throughout the base, especially at the at access gates. HRT currently operates five bus routes that enter Naval Station Norfolk: Local Routes 2, 3, and 21, and MAX (express) Routes 919 and 922. MAX Route 918 travels through the southernmost perimeter of the base, but does not provide service into the central portion of the base. There is also an ongoing study to possibly extend the Tide Light Rail Line into Naval Station Norfolk in an effort to further decrease traffic congestion.

HRT Bus Routes serving NSN

  • Local
    • Route 2: Downtown Norfolk/Hampton Blvd/Naval Station Norfolk
    • Route 3: Downtown Norfolk/Chesapeake Blvd/Naval Station Norfolk
    • Route 21: Little Creek Rd
  • MAX Express
    • Routes 918/919: Virginia Beach/Joint Forces Staff College Norfolk/Naval Station Norfolk
    • Route 922: Chesapeake/Virginia Beach/Naval Station Norfolk

Note: Weekend services can vary, please select the route above to view weekend service.


Please keep in mind that information on this page is subject to change, especially things like schedules and fares. I do try my best to keep things as accurate as possible, but sometimes things change without notice. To obtain the latest information, please visit gohrt.com or call (757)-222-6100.

3 thoughts on “Bus service to Naval Station Norfolk

    • Hi Francine, I apologize for the late reply.

      That particular schedule is displaying correctly on my end, and the link appears to be correct. I’m not sure why it would not display on your end. The only thing I can think of is to make sure that your Adobe Reader is up to date. If it is up to date and the schedules are still not displaying correctly, it might be something else. I thank you for bringing this to my attention.

      I would suggest to also bring this up with Hampton Roads Transit in the future, as in some cases, if it is something that was not posted correctly on their end, they can look into the issue.

      HARTride 2012

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