GRTC Resumes Seasonal Express Service to Kings Dominion

Get ready to connect with fun! GRTC resumes express service to Kings Dominion on Memorial Day Weekend, coinciding with the seasonal opening of Soak City.

Starting Friday, May 26, 2017, GRTC will operate daily service through August 28, 2017. Additional service continues Labor Day weekend, and Saturdays and Sundays September 9 through October 29, 2017. Not only can express riders conveniently connect to all the fun of Kings Dominion, guests with kids can also enjoy three new kids’ thrill rides in Planet Snoopy! This expanded Planet Snoopy experience has more fun, more laughs and more thrills, including a new event space and upgraded food and beverage locations.

In addition to serving the general public, this express service provides the option of public transit for students in the Mayor’s Youth Academy and for other area young professionals who have summer employment at Kings Dominion.

GRTC’s CEO David Green says, “Our service allows guests of Kings Dominion to enjoy a convenient ride to and from the park. We also enable Kings Dominion employees to reliably get to and from work, including summer employees from the Mayor’s Youth Academy. We are particularly proud to support that City initiative for the professional development of high school students.”

“Kings Dominion is pleased to continue the partnership with GRTC this season and to have supported its growth over the years,” says Katelyn Sherwood, PR and Communications Manager for Kings Dominion.

Passengers are able to board the 102x Kings Dominion Express at Southside Plaza and also at a special Kings Dominion Bus Stop at Broad & 9th Street in Downtown Richmond. The 102x bus also services all westbound bus stops between 12th Street and Belvidere Street for express service directly to Kings Dominion. Southside Plaza is the recommended pick-up and drop-off location for vehicular traffic. CLICK HERE for the Route Schedule and Route Map.

The fare remains the same as previous years. For only $5.00 per trip, visitors will avoid the cost of gas and parking, save wear and tear on their cars, and fully relax by letting someone else do the driving when they visit Kings Dominion, a great destination for family fun! Riders will also have the option when boarding the bus to purchase a round-trip pass for $10.00 from the farebox. The fare for Kings Dominion employees (with employee ID) is $3.00 per trip.

Last year, more people rode GRTC express service to and from Kings Dominion than ever before, and the 102x remains the best performing express service GRTC offers. During the 2016 summer service between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, 50,000 riders used GRTC’s 102x to connect with Kings Dominion.

For detailed route and schedule information, visit or call the GRTC Customer Service Center at 804-358-GRTC (4782).

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GRTC Transit System’s mission is to provide clean, safe, and reliable transportation and to improve mobility and access throughout Central Virginia.