Blacksburg is only accessible by road. It is about 30 miles west of Roanoke. Blacksburg is on US 460, about ten miles west of I-81.
Through city and university cooperation, Blacksburg has a nice bus system. It is free to all students who have an ID card. It costs $0.50 for everyone else. On Football Games or other large events, this fee is often waived. Blacksburg Transit .
If you are coming to Blacksburg, it is hard to miss the campus of Virginia Tech, especially the much-photographed Burruss Hall.
During the fall, a major part of the weekend is Collegiate American Football.
As a bustling college town, there are often university activities at all times of day.
Roanoke is quite close.