The U/Campus Shuttle: This route runs every 15 minutes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. On weekends, it runs every 25 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Key locations on the route are Franklin Street, the Student Union and South Campus.
This is your best option for getting to Franklin Street, as well as to and from North Campus for classes.
The RU/Reverse Campus Shuttle: This route runs every 15 minutes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays only. Key locations on the route are South Campus, the FedEx Global Education Center and directly in front of the Old Well.
This route is very similar to the U, with notable differences of stopping by the class buildings along West Cameron Avenue and not stopping on Franklin Street or by the Student Union.
The NU: This route runs from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on weekdays, and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends. The timing is inconsistent on weekdays due to pandemic service cuts so check to see when the next bus is scheduled. The route does a loop around South Campus and the UNC Hospital before running up North Campus to the RR Lot. Unless you have a car parked in the RR lot you likely won’t need to take it.
The NS: This route runs every 8 minutes 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and every 80 minutes, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., on weekends.
The route goes south down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and stops on the west edge of campus and by the Craige Parking Deck before continuing to Southern Village Park and Ride.
This bus is best used for getting from Franklin to South Campus in a pinch or when trying to go up MLK Jr. Boulevard.
The J: This route runs every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and every 80 minutes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends. Key locations on the route are West Franklin Street, downtown Carrboro and the west edge of campus.
This bus is best for getting from campus to Carrboro, or to businesses down West Franklin Street such as Al’s Burger Shack or Rumors Boutique.
The D: This route runs every 20 minutes from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and every hour from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends. The route will take you from UNC Hospitals to Old Durham Road, stopping by campus on South Columbia Street. It's most useful for getting from campus to shopping centers like Eastgate Crossing, as well as the Chapel Hill Library and hidden gems like Caffe Driade.
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This transit agency runs the intercity bus routes across the Triangle (Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh) metro area.
400/405: This route has two buses that run it, which link between Chapel Hill and Durham. The only difference between them is the 405 stops in Carrboro and only runs during “peak hours” on the weekdays — while the 400 runs all week and only stops in Chapel Hill. Take the 400/405 from Carolina Coffee Shop if you want to go to downtown Durham (this is a good idea, it's got a lot to offer.)
The route ends at Durham's transit center where you can catch a GoDurham Bus (also free) across the city or grab a hotdog from HawkDogs, a stand next to the transit center. You can also take it to shopping centers such as Eastgate Crossing.
CRX: Take this route from South Road in front of the Student Stores to get to Raleigh. It runs from UNC’s campus to the GoRaleigh Transit Center where you can catch a ride across the city or to our little bro N.C. State.
800/805: This route will take you to the regional transit center. It stops on campus at South Road in front of the Student Recreation Center. From there you can take other GoTriangle buses to Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C. State and Cary. You can also take the 800/805 directly to the Streets at Southpoint, a popular local mall.
Late Night (The P2P): The P2P, or as some call it the “party to party” bus, is the University-run late-night bus. It runs from every 20 minutes 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. seven days a week. The route goes around campus stopping at nearly all dorms, Granville Towers and Franklin Street. Expect loud music and drunk students on weekends (sometimes weekdays too).
Robertson Express: This free shuttle runs every 30 minutes from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on weekdays and hourly from noon to 9:30 p.m. on weekends. It runs between Morehead Planetarium and Duke (puke).
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