Transportation for Veterans


Veterans Transportation Service Location
The Veterans Transportation Service (VTS) is designed to ensure that all qualifying Veterans have access to care through convenient, safe, and reliable transportation. VTS provides qualifying Veterans with free transportation services to and/or from participating VA medical centers (VAMCs) in a multi-passenger van.  This service ensures that all qualifying Veterans who do not have access to transportation options of their own, due to financial, medical, or other reasons, are able to travel to VA medical facilities or authorized non-VA appointments to receive the care they have earned. Please click on your state to see a listing of VTS sites and Points of Contact in your area to assist you in meeting your transportation needs.

To find your closest VTS service please click, here.

VA Travel Pay Reimbursement
VA travel pay reimbursement through the Beneficiary Travel program pays Veterans back for mileage and other travel expenses to and from approved health care appointments.

VA offers 2 types of travel pay reimbursement for eligible Veterans:

  • General health care travel: This benefit covers regular transportation, like car, plane, train, bus, taxi, or light rail.
  • Special mode transportation: This benefit includes special types of transportation, like an ambulance, ambulate, or wheelchair van.

VA also offers travel pay reimbursement for eligible caregivers.

To find out more about VA travel pay reimbursement and how to claim a VA travel pay, please click here.

Disabled American Veterans
DAV operates a fleet of vehicles around the country to provide free transportation to VA medical facilities for injured and ill veterans. The vans are driven by volunteers and rides are coordinated by more than 174 Hospital Service Coordinators around the country.

To find out whether this service is available near you, visit the DAV Hospital Service Coordinator Directory to contact your nearest HSC for information or assistance. Please remember the DAV Transportation Network is staffed by volunteers; therefore, it is unable to cover every community.

Sacramento Regional Transit
SacRT operates approximately 69 bus routes and 43 miles of light rail throughout Sacramento County, including the cities of Citrus Heights, Folsom, Rancho Cordova and Elk Grove. Sacramento buses and light rail trains operate 365 days a year. SacRT's entire bus and light rail system is accessible to the disabled community. ADA services are provided under contract with Paratransit, Inc.  For more information about Sacramento Regional Transit, please click, here.