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GoTriangle provides direct bus service between Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh and other parts of the Triangle. Free Park-and-Ride lots allow riders to park near a bus stop. 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.

Obtaining a GoPass

GoTriangle will resume fare collection effective July 1, 2024. University faculty, staff, employees and affiliates and UNC Hospital employees with an active UNC-Chapel Hill email are eligible for a free GoPass.

Commuters who do not qualify for a GoPass may purchase discounted passes from the online pass store. For information on fares and passes, visit or call 919-485-RIDE (7433). Popular destinations include Southpoint Mall, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).

Hillsborough Express

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-and-Ride. If mid-day service is needed, the Orange-Chapel Hill Connector is available.

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Alamance Burlington Express

The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) connects UNC-Chapel Hill to Greensboro, Burlington, Graham and Mebane with Route 4. Riders can park for free at Park-and-Ride lots along I-40 and catch the bus to UNC-Chapel Hill, Monday through Friday. UNC-Chapel Hill provides an XPass to ride fare-free.

Obtaining an XPass

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Orange County Public Transportation

Orange County Public Transportation provide direct bus service to UNC-Chapel Hill’s main campus from Hillsborough. Orange County’s Orange-Chapel Hill Connector offers an OPass to ride free.

Obtaining an OPass

  • Complete the OPass registration form. Eligibility will be verified by UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • UNC-Chapel Hill will email riders with instructions to activate the OPass in the Umo mobile app.

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.
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