GoPass

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, GoTriangle and other “Go”-transit systems (GoTriangle, GoRaleigh, GoDurham, GoCary) will continue to suspend fares for the 2021-2022 academic year. 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.

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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 GoDurhamGoTriangle, and GoRaleigh. With the GoPass, you can hop on a variety of eligible bus routes near campus and your home or office, swipe the GoPass, and save time and money while cutting carbon emissions.
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We provide program guidelines, list popular destinations accessible from Duke and suggest steps for using the GoPass. Please read this information before requesting your GoPass.

Cost

The GoPass is free to students. Eligible faculty, staff, visiting scholars, emeriti, temporary employees, and contract employees pay $25/year.

Eligibility

Eligibility for a GoPass varies:

  • Students - All undergraduate, graduate and professional students are eligible. 
  • Faculty and staff - If you work on or within a half mile of East, West, Central, or the Health System campuses, or at the American Tobacco Campus, you are eligibile. Check the map to verify eligibility.
  • Affiliates - Visiting scholars, faculty emeritus, temporary employees, and contract employees are eligible.

Those who are not eligible for a GoPass through Duke include:

  • Spouses of Duke faculty, staff, and students
  • Students of other universities taking a Duke class
  • Volunteers

If you are not eligible for a GoPass through Duke, you may purchase passes directly from GoTriangle -- many are discounted.

Obtaining Your GoPass

We are not issuing GoPasses at this time as they are not required to ride GoDurham, GoTriangle or other regional carriers.  

To obtain a GoPass, do one of the following:

  • Students - Order online or bring your current DukeCard (Duke ID) to one of our locations
  • Faculty/staff - Bring your current DukeCard (Duke ID) to one of our locations.

Renewing Your GoPass

GoPasses are valid for one year, from September 1 through September 30 of the following calendar year. We'll email renewal information to you before your GoPass expires.