Local Transit

Wolfline Campus Transit

Wolfline is the NCSU transit system, connecting Main, Centennial, and Centennial BioMedical campuses with surrounding areas. During Fall & Spring semesters, Wolfline operates 12 daytime routes and four (4) evening routes.

Track buses in real time with NCSU Transloc.

Wolfline is free and open to the public, just stand at a Wolfline stop to ride. All Wolfline buses are equipped with ramps and have the ability to kneel level with curb. All buses have (2) bays for securing mobility devices.


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

Four (4) GoRaleigh routes serve the NCSU campus:

  • route 4
  • route 11
  • route 11L
  • route 12

The University’s WolfProwl evening route is designed to connect to the City’s R-line – a free downtown circulator.

For detailed route and schedule information, visit the GoRaleigh website or call 919-485-RIDE for more information. GoRaleigh route maps are also available at NCSU Transportation and the Talley Student Center.

Regional Transit


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

NCSU is served by the following GoTriangle routes:

  • Route 100: Raleigh (Hillsborough St.) to RDU Airport and the Regional Transit Center (RTC) – near RTP
  • Route 105: Regional Transit Center (RTC) to downtown Raleigh via Hillsborough St.
  • Routes 300/301: Downtown Cary to downtown Raleigh via Western Boulevard.
  • Route 305: Downtown Raleigh to Crossroads in Cary via Western Blvd.
  • Route DRX: Express service to and from Durham.
  • Route CRX: Express service to and from Chapel Hill.
  • Connections available at the Regional Transit Center for access to Durham (Route 400/405/700), Chapel Hill (Route 800/805), Apex (Route 311) and other area destinations.
  • Express service is available from Wake Forest (WRX), Knightdale (KRX), Fuquay-Varina (FRX) and Zebulon/Wendell (ZWX) to Moore Square Station in downtown Raleigh (with transfers to GoRaleigh and GoTriangle routes for access to campus).

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.


Ride any GoRaleigh or GoTriangle
bus with a GoPass

How do I use my GoPass?

  • Visit gotriangle.org to plan your trip to plan your trip or call 919-485-RIDE (7433).
  • Show the GoRaleigh or GoTriangle bus driver your NC State University ID and swipe your GoPass at the bus farebox.

What if I lose my GoPass?

  • Come to the Transportation Office, 2721 Sullivan Drive and request a replacement GoPass; there is a $5 charge.

Questions? Please call Transportation at 919-515-3424or 919-515-1613.

What is GoPass?

  • GoPass is a bus pass sponsored by NCSU Transportation.
  • $5 to NC State students.
  • GoPasses are non-transferable; only valid for assignee on record with NCSU Transportation.
  • Ride city GoRaleigh and regional buses GoTriangle, GoCary, & GoDurham to commute to campus, get to the airport or visit your friends at other nearby universities.

GoPass Costs for Employees:

  • $60 annual fee for NC State Faculty and Staff (pro-rated by $5 each month).
  • Full-time NC State employees may elect a $5 monthly payroll deduction rather than pre-pay.

Note: A faculty / staff GoPass is invalidated when an individual leaves the university.

How do I get a GoPass?

  • Beginning July 2020, students and employees must register for a GoPass online.
  • 2020-2021 pass is valid from August 4, 2020 – August 3, 2021 as long as you are enrolled as a student or employed as faculty/staff.
  • Passes are renewed annually.

Transit Resources

GoLive Transit Visualization

GoLive powered by Transloc provides real-time bus information for all routes currently serving the Triangle. GoLive now supports all Triangle area buses including Wolfline, GoRaleigh, GoTriangle, Duke & Chapel Hill University Transit, & Durham Area Transit Authority.

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.


The Piedmont and Carolinian rail routes will take you from Raleigh to Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, New York, and Washington D.C. Check out Amtrak’s Weekly Specials or get a Student Advantage Cardand save 15% on all tickets. Google Maps directions to Raleigh station.


Megabus connections are available to Charlotte, Richmond, VA and Washington, DC. Directions to the Raleigh/Durham station in downtown Durham and price information are available on the Megabus website.