Alerts & News

Getting around Duke can sometimes be a challenge. Check the Parking & Transportation web site for news and alert information.


Duke's Parking and Transportation Services offers free bus routes throughout campus and the medical center, as well as service to Erwin Mill and even UNC. Duke offers GoPass, a free local and regional bus pass, to students and eligible Duke staff and faculty. There are DATA buses that run to and from Duke to all points in Durham, and Triangle Transit Authority has trip planners and even plans for light rail in the future.

Parking and Permits

As home to 30,000 employees, parking is a complex business at Duke. Parking and Transportation Services has developed parking access for faculty, staff and visitors - with fines for parking outside designated areas (though there is an appeal process). Employees and departments must have permits for their designated parking areas, though there may be alternative rules for some areas such as the Libraries, Continuing Studies and the American Tobacco Campus.

Duke Vans

Duke operates vans that are available for students and employees during specified hours to and from campus and Medical Center areas where bus service is not available. The buses are available on demand by calling (919) 684-2020 and offer an alternative to walking alone or in isolated areas of campus.

Alternative Transportation

Duke supports alternative forms of transportation including carpools and rideshares, busesbiking, flexible work options and, of course, walking the beautiful campuses - no matter your destination.

Disability Management

With Duke’s emphasis on diversity we strive to provide all people the same options and accessibility, whether in classrooms, dorms & offices or parking. Duke also offers disability assistance in academics or on the web. And the Duke libraries provide extensive array of  accessibility resources and information.


Do you know the difference between the French Family Science Center, the Duke Family Medicine Center and the Science Building (formerly Duke University Art Museum)? What about the Art Building? The Nasher Museum of Art? The Smith Arts Warehouse? Find parking, residences, theaters and more with the Campus Map.