GoTriangle / Triangle Transit provides direct bus service between Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh and other parts of the Triangle. Free Park & Ride lots allow riders to park near a bus stop. Employees and students living outside of the Chapel Hill Transit service area may obtain a free GoPass to commute UNC.
Commuters who do not qualify for a GoPass may purchase discounted passes from the online pass store. For information on fares and passes, visit gotriangle.org or call 919-485-RIDE (7433). Popular destinations include Southpoint Mall, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).
All buses are equipped with two bike racks for convenience and are wheelchair accessible. Transfers between buses are free; just ask the driver for a free transfer ticket.
The Hillsborough Express route 420 provides direct service to Chapel Hill (look for a Chapel Hill Transit bus). Riders can easily catch this bus from the free Durham Tech Park & Ride. UNC employees and students who live in Hillsborough may obtain a GoPass to ride this route for free. If mid-day service is needed, the Orange-Chapel Hill Connector is available fare-free with the UNC GoPass.
Chatham Transit Express (CT)
The Chatham Transit Express, operated by the Chatham Transit Network, provides direct bus service from Pittsboro and Siler City during peak commute hours, Monday through Friday. There is a fare for this route, but UNC employees and students who live in Pittsboro and Siler City may obtain a free CT Pass through the Commuter Alternative Program (CAP).
Alamance Burlington Express
The Alamance Burlington Express, operated by PART, connects the Triad to the Triangle. Riders can park for free at Park & Ride lots along I-40 and catch the bus to UNC, Monday through Friday. Bus passes may be purchased online.
Robertson Scholars Express (RSX)
The Robertson Express provides direct service between UNC and Duke, 7 days a week, from August through May. Buses depart from Morehead Planetarium and arrive at Duke Chapel Circle. Employees and students who live in Durham may qualify for the free GoPass to get to UNC. Students also taking classes at Duke through the interinstitutional program may request a GoPass.
- Use Google Maps for transit directions.
- Ride guide for new riders
- Sign up for email alerts from GoTriangle.
- Sign up for email alerts from Chapel Hill Transit.
- Use Walkscore to find an apartment near a bus stop.
- See buses in real time with NextBus and TransLoc.
- Download Transloc for iPhone or Android.