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Local Transit

Chapel Hill Transit provides fare-free bus service between UNC, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. Park-and-Ride lots are available for daytime riders (parking permits are required).

Regional Transit

GoTriangle is currently fare free. Eligible commuters may obtain a free bus pass to commute to UNC on PART Express and Orange County Public Transportation. Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for a student discount. Check the transit websites for details.

  • Must live off campus
  • Must forgo an on-campus daytime parking permit
  • Must be a UNC student or employee paid directly by the University or Hospitals (ineligible employees include UTS and visiting scholars)

For questions about eligibility, email cap@unc.edu.

The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) connects UNC to Greensboro, Burlington, Graham, and Mebane with Route 4. UNC provides an XPass to ride fare-free.

Obtaining an XPass

  • Complete PART’s registration form. Eligibility will be verified by UNC.
  • Riders may select the Umo mobile app for immediate use, or a Smartcard can be mailed.
  • PART will send an email with instructions to activate the XPass with the app or Smartcard.

Free Park-and-Rides

PART provides free Park-and-Ride lots along I-40.

GoTriangle provides direct bus service to UNC’s main campus from Durham, Raleigh, and Hillsborough.

Free to Ride

  • GoTriangle routes are currently fare free.

Free Park-and-Rides

Find directions and dedicated parking spaces for Park-and-Ride lots using this Google map.

Raleigh commuters:

Durham / Morrisville / Cary / Apex commuters:

  • American Tobacco Deck (downtown Durham) is served by Route 400 and Route 405.
  • Patterson Place (15-501 in Durham) is served by Route 400.
  • Regional Transit Center is served by Route 800.
  • Southpoint Mall / Renaissance Village is served by Route 800/800S.
  • Woodcroft area (no official Park-and-Ride) is served by Route 805.

Hillsborough / Efland commuters:

  • See the Orange County section for more information.

GoTriangle and Orange County Public Transportation provide direct bus service to UNC’s main campus from Hillsborough.

Free to Ride

Obtaining an OPass

Free Park-and-Rides

  • Durham Tech Orange County Campus provides free parking for transit riders.
  • Find directions and dedicated parking spaces by using this Google map.

Replacing a Bus Pass

To replace an XPass Smartcard, complete PART’s registration form.