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 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.
Does Duke Transit provide shuttle service to RDU Airport?
No. Many commercial cab and ride share companies are available.
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?
Note: All regional transit carriers are fare free until further notice. GoPasses are not required. 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.