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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.

Regional Transit

Eligible commuters can get a free bus pass to commute to UNC or for travel to classes at approved institutions. For personal trips such as internships or shopping, riders may pay with cash or purchase passes through GoTrianglePART Express, or Chatham Transit. Be sure to check out reduced fares for students and youth!

  • Must live off campus (exceptions made for Inter-institutional Program)
  • Must forgo an on-campus daytime parking permit
  • Must be a UNC student or employee paid directly by the University or Hospitals (groups not eligible include UTS employees and visiting scholars)

GoTriangle has direct bus service to UNC’s main campus from Durham, Raleigh, and Hillsborough. UNC provides a GoPass that can be used on all GoTriangle routes, as well as GoDurham, GoRaleigh, GoCary, and Hillsborough’s Orange-Chapel Hill Connector. GoTriangle provides free Park-and-Rides, listed below.

Obtaining a GoPass

Free Park-and-Rides

Find directions and exact parking spaces for the following 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:

  • Durham Tech Orange County Campus is served by Route 420 (look for a Chapel Hill Transit bus).

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, and PART provides free Park-and-Rides along I-40.

Obtaining a PART XPass

  • Register online with PART. Registration will be verified, and an email will be sent with further instructions.
  • Riders may select the Mobile Phone App for immediate use or a TouchPass Smartcard to be mailed.

Chatham Transit has direct bus service from Pittsboro and Siler City on the CT Express. UNC provides a bus pass to ride fare-free, and free Park-and-Rides are available at the Siler City Walmart and Pittsboro Lowe’s.

Obtaining a Chatham Transit Pass

Replacing a Bus Pass

To replace a GoPass or CT Express pass, come in person to the Public Safety Building or to the Hospitals Parking Office. The first replacement is free, and any additional replacements within the same permit year (Aug 15 – Aug 14) cost $25.

To replace an XPass Smartcard, contact PART at 336-883-7278 or email xpass@partnc.org. Replacement Smartcards cost $5.