Transportation and Maps
In Chapel Hill, you don't have to get in a car to get where you need to go. The Triangle community has plenty of safe, convenient, inexpensive, and sustainable options for getting to and from school.
See also: GPSF Resource Guide
- UNC Maps
- Campus Map (PDF)
- Visitor Parking Maps (PDF)
- Disability Parking Maps (PDF)
- Map of Restaurants in Downtown Chapel Hill
Transportation at UNC provides ways for students to get around campus by bus, shuttle, or foot.
GoTriangle is where to go to find all the information you need about travel options in the Triangle that are safe, convenient, inexpensive, and more sustainable. All centrally located in one online resource. Check out the Trip Planner and Information for Students.
Free Bus Services
Its free to ride buses by Chapel Hill Transit and Triangle Transit. No ID or pass is needed to ride Chapel Hill Transit. You must get a bus pass from UNC's Department of Public Safety (DPS) to ride the Triangle Transit Authority buses. NextBus posts real-time bus arrival times.
You can find bus routes near your apartment with the apartment finder map from Redefine Travel.
Buses from UNC to Duke
The Robertson Scholars Express Bus runs between UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University.
The Evening and Late Night Bus Service (P2P bus) runs 7 p.m. - 3 a.m. during the school year.
Biking is popular among UNC students. Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, and Raleigh are award-winning Bike-Friendly Communities. Maps for biking around the area can be found at Bike Carrboro. The organization Cycliclious Movement has area resources for biking in Chapel Hill.
More Transit Services
If you need to use a car, Zipcars are available on-campus.
Zimride is a private ride-sharing network for Chapel Hill.
An airport shuttle is provided by OSSA for major university holidays.
Parking info is available from UNC Parking and Transportation.
Many lots on campus offer unrestricted parking on weekends and after 5:00 pm on weekdays. Information about parking hours is posted on signs at the entrance to each lot.
For parking during the day, students can register for a parking permit. About 700 parking permits for GS available on-campus through lottery (register in April/May).
Visitors to UNC have access to hourly and daily parking.
Parking in Chapel Hill
Downtown Chapel Hill has metered parking during business hours. Free parking on evenings and Sundays.
Inclusion in the list above does not imply endorsement by The Graduate School or the University.