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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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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.

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.

Due to high demand, sales of Science Drive Garage permits have been temporarily stopped.  We are offering a limited number of permits to the Faculty Club lot, located across Cameron Blvd. and adjacent to Science Drive Garage.  Also available for graduate students are Parking Garage 3 permits.

Please contact us to purchase a permit for one of these areas.

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



Use OnDemand to Request a Ride

Duke Transit introduces TransLoc OnDemand to request Van Services rides.

TransLoc OnDemand

Weekend Circulator

Note:  The Circulator will not operate on Sunday, March 31.

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.