A Park & Ride is a place where people can park to ride the bus, carpool, or vanpool. “Local” Park & Rides listed below are served by Chapel Hill Transit and require a parking permit to help pay for the fare-free transit system. “Regional” Park & Rides, served by GoTriangle, PART, and Chatham Transit, are free to park. For UNC football and basketball games, some local Park & Rides open to riders of Tar Heel Express.

Local Park & Ride Lots

Local lots are owned by UNC or the Town of Chapel Hill. UNC permits are valid in all lots, but Town permits are only valid in Town Lots.

  • To obtain an academic year permit:
  • To obtain a daily or weekly permit:
    • Paperless: Parkmobile is available for daily use.
    • Printable: Log in to online services for a permit to display on the vehicle’s dashboard.
    • CAP benefits are not available with daily/weekly permits.

Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. UNC Park & Ride lots may only be used for commuting to campus. These lots are not intended for vehicle storage or to access nearby buildings.


Regional Park & Ride Lots

GoTriangle and PART provide free Park & Ride lots along their bus routes for all riders! No permit is needed for the lots, however some lots are shared with businesses, so be sure to park in the designated area. Commuters from Chatham County can park for free in Siler City or Pittsboro to catch the Chatham Transit (CT) Express.

Commuting employees and students (living outside of the Chapel Hill Transit service area) may qualify to ride PART or GoTriangle for free with a GoPass or the CT Express with a CT Annual Pass.