Transportation & Parking

Free buses connect Duke and Durham, and the campus is a 30-minute car ride from RDU, an international airport.

Around Campus and Town

Public Transit

Students who live on campus or near campus and don't need to leave often can get around Durham without a car. The free Bull City Connector takes riders between campus and downtown Durham. The bus route connects with Durham area buses and Triangle Transit, providing connection to the region, including Chapel Hill and Raleigh.

On campus, Duke Transit free buses travel between East Campus, West Campus and UNC-Chapel Hill.

Car Sharing

Enterprise CarShare vehicles are available at Duke. Please visit to the dedicated Enterprise CarShare webpage for details.

Parking at Duke

To park Duke's campus, please  acquire a permit. Many options are available in various locations and price ranges. Short-term metered parking is available at multiple locations on campus.

Duke Vans

On-demand van services are available after transit operating hours to all students, faculty and staff. Duke Vans also provides safe rides to locations without bus service within the van service boundaries during times.

To and From Durham

Commercial Air Travel

Duke University is located about 15 miles from RDU international airport, which offers direct and connecting service to airports throughout the United States and internationally. During Fall Break, Spring Break, and Thanksgiving free airport shuttle service from campus to RDU is made available to Duke students.

Intercity Bus and Train

Durham is served by Amtrak intercity passenger rail – with daily trains to Charlotte and to New York City, via Washington, D.C. Find out more.

Greyhound provides intercity bus service. Find out more.