Buses & Vans Frequently Asked Questions

What does it cost to ride Duke Transit buses

The service is free, and may be used by all faculty, staff, students, patients, and visitors.

I have a class on Science Drive.  Which buses will take me there? 

Our bus route maps and schedules can be found at parking.duke.edu/buses

When is my bus going to arrive? 

You can check the location of all buses in real time at https://duke.transloc.com or by downloading the Transloc Rider app from your phone’s app store.

Do you operate buses on holidays? 

We have limited bus service on some University holidays.  Look for service adjustments on the PTS website homepage and on TransLoc.

Can my dog ride the bus with me?  

Pets are prohibited, except for service animals such as guide dogs. 

How do I charter a Duke bus? 

Complete a charter reservation form on the Charter Bus Service page.

Does Duke Transit provide shuttle service to Raleigh Durham International Airport for winter break or at the end of the spring semester?

No. Many commercial cab companies are available. Your GoPass will also allow you to ride GoDurham to GoTriangle buses to get to the airport; visit https://gotriangle.org/to find the right route.

How do I schedule a ride on Duke Vans? 

When Duke Transit buses are not running, request a ride through Duke RideCell.  You can also access RideCell on the DukeMobile app.

Can Duke Vans take me to my apartment?  

Check the service boundary map.

I heard Duke offers a universal bus pass.  How can I get one? 

The popular GoPass program provides free or low-cost bus rides for all students and eligible faculty and staff.  Read more about it on the GoPass page.