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Local/Regional Transit


Here are some important updates about the GoPass.

  • GoTriangle returned to fare collection on July 1, 2024.
  • GoRaleigh is returning to fare collection effective September 1, 2024.
  • GoPass is a free bus pass allowing the NC State community to ride GoRaleigh and GoTriangle buses.
  • NC State faculty, staff and students can request a GoPass at no cost using an active NC State email address.
  • The pass is non-transferable.
  • The GoPass will be deactivated when a faculty member, staff member or student separates from the university.
  • Click here to request your GoPass!
    • You must log in with your Unity ID.
  • The pass is valid from July 1 to June 30 and must be renewed annually.
  • Download the Umo Mobility app (Android or iOS).
  • Select GoTriangle as your location.
  • Create an account using your NC State email address.
  • Check your email and click the email verification link.
  • Select “Redeem Benefit Code” in the app’s main menu.
  • Enter the code you received when you requested the GoPass.
  • If you do not see the “GOT” prefix, change the location to GoTriangle.
  • To use your GoPass, select “Code” in the app and scan the QR code as you board the bus.
  • If you do not have a smartphone, email WolfTrails to request a physical card.
  • If you have issues will the UMO Mobility app, please call 919-485-RIDE (7433).

Local Transit

GoRaleigh, the City of Raleigh’s public transit service, offers city-wide bus service.

Four (4) GoRaleigh routes serve the NC State campus:

  • Route 4
  • Route 11
  • Route 11L
  • Route 12

The R-Line service returned on May 5, 2024.

For detailed route and schedule information, visit the GoRaleigh website or call 919-485-RIDE. GoRaleigh route maps are also available at the NC State Transportation Office.

Regional Transit

GoTriangle provides regional bus service to NC State from Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Zebulon, Wendell, and many more.

NC State is served by the following GoTriangle routes:

  • Route 100: Raleigh (Hillsborough St.) to RDU Airport and the Regional Transit Center (RTC) – near RTP
    • Connections available at the Regional Transit Center for access to Durham (Route 700), Chapel Hill (Route 800/805)
  • Routes 300: Downtown Cary to downtown Raleigh via Western Boulevard.
  • Route 305: Downtown Raleigh to Holly Spring and Apex via Western Boulevard.
  • Route DRX: Express service between Raleigh and Durham via Hillsborough St.
  • Route CRX: Express service between Raleigh and Chapel Hill via Hillsborough St.

For detailed route maps or schedules, check out GoTriangle’s web page or contact the regional transit Call Center at 919-485-RIDE. Regional park-and-ride lots are also available.

Transit Resources

TransLoc Transit Visualization

TransLoc provides real-time bus information for all routes serving NC State and the Triangle region. See the bus move in real-time and get estimated bus stop arrival predictions. Download the app in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. You can also view it on your computer using their browser version.


The Piedmont and Carolinian rail routes will take you from Raleigh to Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, New York, and Washington, D.C. Students can save 15% on a regular (full) adult rail fare. Check out Amtrak’s Student Discounts page for more information. To find the closest station, visit the Amtrak website.

Google Maps

Plan your next bus trip with Google Transit by running directions in Google Maps and choosing the bus icon. Google will show you a map of the transit trip, as well as the physical location of your origin/destination bus stops.


Megabus connections are available to Charlotte, Richmond, VA, and Washington, DC. The Megabus website provides directions to downtown Durham’s Raleigh/Durham station and price information.