Shuttle Buses To and From the House and Mountaintop After picking up your ticket(s) at the Visitor Center, a 25-passenger shuttle bus will transport you to the mountaintop (unless you choose to take the trail; see below). Passengers will be dropped off near Monticello's East Walk where they can can also board to take the shuttle back to the Visitor Center and parking area. On the return trip, the shuttle will stop Jefferson's gravesite and drop off and pick up passengers as needed. Visitors must be seated while riding the bus. Smoking is prohibited.
Hiking Trail Many visitors enjoy taking the trail the relatively short distance (roughly half a mile) from the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center parking area to the house. But be sure to pick up your ticket(s) first; a Monticello ticket is required to walk up this trail.