Transportation

Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Undergrads
17,437
Tuition (in-state)
$24,954 ($5,128)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Student

Transportation: We don't need planes and long-distance buses.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: I used buses to travel around campus for classes. Bus schedules were easy to access and I had no problem navigating where I needed to go. I had a car for other transportation needs as parking around campus after 5 was not a big hassle. Cost to use buses is zero.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Buses get you everywhere and most things are in walking distance.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses are very convenient considering that UNC is a huge campus! There are many bus lines available that can take you from the university to popular apartment complexes and back. and it's free! You just have to keep up with the bus times.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The farther away you get from campus, the worse off the transportation is.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 21st
    Best Campus Transit
  • 905th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1284th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kavita Gupta
Hometown
Austin, Texas
Major
Biology
Grad Year
2013
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Chapel Hill is a great city to live in, but one of the things that sweetens the deal is the abundance of free and fast transit to places all over the city. Students can ride Chapel Hill Transit buses for free, and most areas of town are serviced by various routes. There is also the Triangle Transit Authority which takes students to shopping centers, airports, and other places in the city for a cheap price. Campus shuttles are quite reliable and a great means of transportation for students traveling between north and south campuses, and the Robertson bus takes students between UNC and Duke for free. There is also an abundance of taxi companies with discounted rates for students who need to travel further than city limits.  

Students at UNC definitely appreciate and take advantage of the the public transportaion given to them. Most students, however, take for granted the safety and reliability that public transportation provides to Chapel Hill. Having a car is convenient but not necessary at UNC. Lucky for students, buses and bus schedules are easy to access, making transit a piece of cake.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bike
  • Catch a ride with a friend
  • Chapel Hill Transit
  • Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Airport Taxi: (919) 942-4492
  • Tar Heel Transit Authority: (919) 549-9999

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Safe Ride
(919) 968-2772
Daily 10 p.m.-3 a.m.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

P2P Express

Provides transportation for students to any place on campus, transportation for all disabled student and faculty 24 hours a day.

(919) 962-7867

Daily 7 p.m.-3 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Robertson Scholars Express Bus

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday 12:30 p.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 12:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

Triangle Transit Authority

Several routes serving campus

Capital Area Transit (CAT)

The CAT buses run throughout Raleigh and some outlying suburban areas.

(919) 890-3430

Raleigh

www.raleighnc.gov/transit

Chapel Hill Transit (CHT)

Grab the U or RU bus.

(919) 968-2769

Chapel Hill and Carrboro

www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=1175

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Raleigh-Durham International Airport

The Raleigh-Durham International Airport is 15 miles east of campus.

2400 W. Terminal Blvd., Morrisville

(919) 840-7700

www.rdu.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound - Durham

The Greyhound terminal in Durham is approximately 10 miles northeast of campus.

515 W. Pettigrew St., Durham

(919) 687-4800

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak - Durham

The Amtrak station in Durham is located approximately 10 miles northeast of campus.

400 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham

(919) 956-7932

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 90 responses

  • 2% You can't have a car here.
  • 11% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 82% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 2% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 2% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 91 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 1% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 22% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 77% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 67 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 67 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 90 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 4% Fairly difficult.
  • 61% Fairly easy.
  • 33% Very easy.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 67 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

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