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Duke Parking & Transportation Services provides parking facilitiesbuses and shuttles, and various means of alternative transportation throughout the University and Health System.


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Customers with annual permits (not NGT permits) may park in the Blue Zone and Duke University Road lots on West Campus Monday through Friday, 7am – 5pm.  In addition, parallel parking spaces on Towerview Rd. and Circuit Dr. may be utilized by customers with annual permits (not NGT permits).  Spaces labeled for reserved permits and pay-by-phone may not be used. 

East Campus lots (excluding gated lots) from the Monday after commencement (around May 15) to approximately August 15 are also valid for annual permit summer parking.

These bus routes will operate on Monday, May 27 with one bus running:

C1:  East-West                                   8:30am – 5:27pm, one bus every 20 minutes
LL:  LaSalle Loop                              8:30am – 5:22pm, one bus every 24 minutes
LNC: Lancaster Commons             8:45am – 5:15pm, one bus every 30 minutes

No other routes will have service and Duke Vans will not operate on Memorial Day. All routes resume regular summer schedules on Tuesday, May 28.

Parking garages and surface lots will operate under weekend access rules for employee and student motorists on Memorial Day. Parking Garage 1Parking Garage 2Parking Garage 3Parking Garage 4, Research Drive Garage, Science Drive Garage and surface lots may be used on Memorial Day without charge with a valid Duke permit. Visitors will be required to pay the regular hourly rate.

In addition, the Parking and Transportation Services offices at Science Drive Garage and Duke Clinic will be closed on May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Update:  May 7, 2024

GoDurham and other “Go”-transit systems (GoTriangle, GoRaleigh, GoCary) have suspended fares until June 2024. This means they will not accept payment and there is no cost. You may simply board the bus and ride.

The Durham City Council should have a decision by early June whether GoDurham will remain fare-free for 2024-25.  When we have more information, we will post an advisory here and update the GoPass page on our website.

Parking and Transportation Services offers single-day parking permits for faculty, staff and students.  Visit MyParking to purchase, or read this Duke Today article for more information.

UPDATED May 6, 2024: The Downtown Shuttle will operate throughout the summer Monday through Friday except for Memorial Day (May 27), Juneteenth (June 19) and July 4 (July 4).

UPDATED March 4, 2024: The Downtown Shuttle has a different bus running the route. You can track the bus using the following link: https://cloud.samsara.com/o/2539/fleet/viewer/CMnTjnRBnDbxZbhiH27V

UPDATED Jan. 11, 2024:  The Downtown Shuttle is experiencing minor mechanical issues.  A replacement bus has been dispatched and service should resume by noon.  You can track this bus on this link:  https://cloud.samsara.com/o/2539/fleet/viewer/0ohlFXQ8K0YiRN1L2svE

UPDATED Jan. 4, 2024:  The Downtown Shuttle will not operate on Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  Regular service will resume Tuesday, Jan. 16.

UPDATED Dec. 5, 2023:  The Downtown Shuttle will not operate from Dec. 22 through Jan. 1, 2024.  Regular service will resume Tuesday, January 2, 2024.


UPDATED November 14, 2023:  The Downtown Shuttle will not operate on Thursday, Nov. 23 or Friday, Nov. 24, observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Regular service will resume Monday, Nov. 27.


UPDATED September 7:  The Downtown Shuttle was involved in a minor accident this afternoon, so please expect delays.  The shuttle service will be resumed as soon as the police report is completed.


UPDATED August 27:  The Downtown Shuttle will not operate on Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.  Regular service will resume Tuesday, September 5.


UPDATED August 24:  Use this link to track the Downtown Shuttle:  


UPDATED Sept. 29:  The downtown shuttle plans to continue service as long as it is safe to do so. However, there could be weather delays or detours as needed based on road flooding. Passengers are encouraged to check Samsara(link is external) for real-time tracking and location of the shuttle.


UPDATED August 15: The Downtown Shuttle has a new tracking link for the entire scheduled route.  Click here to track the Downtown Shuttle.

View the shuttle map and schedule here:  https://parking.duke.edu/buses/downtown-shuttle


This map provides designated locations for drop-offs and deliveries in the vicinity of Abele Quadrangle and other West Campus locations.  For special parking accommodations, please send email with at least 48 hours notice.


Use OnDemand to Request a Ride

Duke Transit introduces TransLoc OnDemand to request Van Services rides.

TransLoc OnDemand

Weekend Circulator

Note:  The last day the Circulator will operate for the summer is Saturday, May 11.

Weekend Circulator

Bikes Must Yield for Pedestrians

Bicyclists. please note that pedestrians have the right of way on campus.  Yield to people walking and walk your bike when crowds are present.  You must dismount in these areas.