Most people in Williamsburg get around in their own cars.  There is no subway or rail system for exploring the city, but there is a basic public bus system.  Although the bus is used primarily by locals and rarely by tourists, it does provide service to the major attractions such as Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and the outlet malls.  Fares are $1.25, plus $0.25 for transfers.  A trolley service is also part of the Williamsburg Area Transit Authority, also known as WATA.  This is the website where you can get information about routes, fares, etc.    The Historic Triangle Shuttle bus service which provided transportation between the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center and Jamestown and Yorktown has been discontinued by Colonial Williamsburg.  You will need to provide your own transportation to go from Williamsburg to the other attractions which make up the Historic Triangle as well as Busch Gardens and Water Country.

Colonial Williamsburg also operates a regular shuttle service between its Visitor Center and select hotels and attractions in Colonial Williamsburg.  This shuttle is available only to Colonial Williamsburg ticket holders, or to those who purchase a bus pass at the Visitors Center.

The Commonwealth of Virginia and Department of Motor Vehicles has certified local bus company Oleta Coach Lines, Inc for a bus route from The Williamsburg Transportation Center to shopping malls around The Hampton Roads area. The Williamsburg bus route runs from Williamsburg to Hampton, to Newport News then back to Williamsburg. It runs twice on Tuesdays. This has been certified as a Public Convenience and Necessity bus route.