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Getting Around Duke and Durham

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Most students leave their cars at home. That’s because Duke makes getting around easy by offering convenient options that help us become a more sustainable campus.


Biking is a popular way to navigate Duke, Durham and beyond. Bike lanes and shared pathways make it easy to get where you need to go. Duke has over 350 bike racks on campus, with over 3,500 individual spaces. There are multiple free Fix-it Repair Stations and numerous bike routes. Several bike shops are within walking distance of campus, and Duke offers a range of perks to bike commuters. Learn more about biking at


Duke Transit operates many routes around campus. Students and visitors ride for free. Students can also obtain GoPass, a free bus pass for unlimited rides on local and regional transit. Buses can be tracked in real-time. For more information go to


Duke Vans offers nighttime rides within a service boundary when Duke Transit is not in service. Rides with Duke Vans can be requested through the DukeMobile app. For more information on van transportation, visit


If after reading about your options for getting around Duke and Durham you still plan to bring a vehicle to campus, you will need to purchase a parking permit prior to arriving. The online permit period will open in mid-June. You can access the online permit via the New Student Checklist in MyDuke at that time. Visit for additional information.