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There are many transportation options not only to get around Chapel Hill, but also to get around the Triangle. The Triangle consists of the cities of Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh. The city buses of Chapel Hill are free to everyone 24 hours, seven days a week.

Getting Around by Bus

Getting Around by Car

Students have used Zip Cars in past years. One student in 2011 bought a used car for $600 and after the program drove it home. Please be aware that parking on the UNC campus is very limited and is usually not available. If you need to drive into and park on campus, the Dogwood parking deck across from the hospitals costs $10 per day. However, if you live outside of Chapel Hill, you can apply for a Park-n-Ride permit. 

Getting Around by Bicycle

UNC Chapel Hill has a bike share program called Tar Heel Bikes. Students can also bring their own bikes. At the same time, you can also buy a bike at a local new or used bike shop, or on our local Craigslist. For cyclists, all of the Triangle-area transit buses have bike racks on the front of the bus.

Point-to-Point (P2P)

Point-to-Point bus routes normally operate during the school year from 7 pm until 3am. During the summer however they operate on a demand-response basis for students and staff at UNC. Basically this service is available on an emergency basis in the event you are stranded. Call the P2P on demand dispatcher (919-962-7867) or visit the P2P website for more information.