Buses & Vans

Duke Buses

There are many transportation options available at Duke, including Duke Transit (buses), vans, city and regional buses, private taxi service, and a ride-hailing program.

Campus Routes


C1: East-West

Weekdays only

LL: LaSalle Loop

Weekdays only

PR1: Bassett-Research

Weekdays only
Swift Avenue Shuttle

SWS: Swift Avenue Shuttle

Weekdays only
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CSW: C-Swift Shuttle

Weekends only
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LNC: Lancaster Commons

7 Days per Week

Health System Routes

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H1: Remote Health System Lots

Weekdays only

H2: Hospital Loop

Weekdays only

H5: Broad-Erwin

Weekdays only
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A car-free commute at Duke is easier than ever with GoPass, which allows all students and eligible faculty and staff to take unlimited rides on GoDurham, GoTriangle, and GoRaleigh. 

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From 6:30pm-2:00am with last pick-up at 1:45am, Monday through Saturday, when and where Duke Transit is not in service, Duke Vans provides free, on-demand transportation for students and employees. Rides are available to and from most Duke facilities that are open during these hours.

Buses are Ready for You

Duke Bus Stop

Buses are cleaned and sanitized daily and face masks are required at all times.

Please, no eating or drinking on Duke buses.


City & Regional Routes

GoTriangle and other “Go”-transit systems (GoTriangle, GoRaleigh, GoDurham, GoCary) will suspend fares until June 2023. This means they will not accept payment and there is no fare. You may simply board the bus and ride.

As a result, Duke students and employees do not need a GoPass in order to ride the bus and will not need to provide any type of payment or show ID while riding the "Go"-system buses. Duke Parking and Transportation will not offer the GoPass during the 2021-2022 academic year as they are unnecessary to ride “Go”-system buses. If there are any changes to this policy, we will notify past GoPass holders, post an advisory at parking.duke.edu and update this page.

  • GoDurham - Provides service throughout the city of Durham
  • GoTriangle - Provides service to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Hillsborough and Garner
  • GoRaleigh - Provides service throughout the city of Raleigh
  • GoCary - Provides service in and around Cary
  • Chapel Hill Transit - Offers free service for all fixed routes in and around Chapel Hill
Track this bus route in real time using Transloc

You can follow Duke Transit and other nearby buses in realtime by downloading the TransLoc app, available at the App Store and Google Play.

Charter Bus Service

Kenan Bus

Student organizations recognized by the university and Duke employees can charter buses for transportation to social or other activities around the Triangle area. Reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance.

Taxi, Ride Hailing Service Rules

Passengers and drivers of taxi and ride hailing services should note that some restrictions are in place for access to Duke’s campus.  Restricted zones along with alternative and special event locations can be reviewed here.

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Accessible Transportation

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, our buses and vans are ADA accessible. All Duke Transit vehicles are equipped to accommodate wheelchairs; most full-size buses also kneel, if needed. 

Students with permanent or temporary physical disabilities may apply for Duke Vans' daytime paratransit services. Due to limited resources, rides may not always be available.