Transportation & Parking

Getting Around Durham

Students who live on campus or near campus and don't need to leave often can get around Durham without a car. The Bull City Connector, a free bus, takes students between campus and downtown Durham. The Duke buses travel between East Campus, West Campus and UNC in Chapel Hill.

One helpful resource for students without cars is the Enterprise CarShare available on West Campus to anyone over 18. CarShare rentals are available on an hourly and a daily basis. You need a membership to use them.

Most students living off campus will likely want a car to get around. While there is public transportation in Durham, most residents need the flexibility of a car. Lots of people bike on campus, but in general the roads in Durham have narrow shoulders and there aren't many paved biking or walking trails for commuters.

Parking at Duke

Parking on Duke's campus requires a permit. Many options are available in various locations and price ranges. Metered parking is available at multiple locations on campus. It is not safe to park on the street on campus as you may be ticketed.

Duke Safe Ride Van Services

Duke Safe Rides are available to all students, faculty and staff and provide safe rides to locations without bus service within the van service boundaries during times.

Getting to and from Duke and Durham

Duke University is located about 20mns from the RDU international airport. In general, you will need to grab a cab to Duke or find a ride to and from RDU, but during Fall Break, Spring Break, and Thanksgiving free shuttles from campus are available.

There is also a Greyhound and Amtrak station near by.