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Wolfline Transit System

Wolfline is NC State's bus service which is tailored to student class schedules, but also serves the general public fare-free. Wolfline buses operate every day classes are in session, serving all three campuses, three park & ride lots, official NCSU housing and privately-owned apartment complexes located on city streets traveled by Wolfline buses on the way to or from these areas.

No university ID, pass, or fare is required to ride! Buses are red and white and black with the Wolfline logo lettering.

Wolfline buses travel along designated routes and only stop at designated Wolfline stops; some of which are shared stops with city (GoRaleigh) and regional (GoTriangle) transit providers. Routes 3 & 4 are designated as "limited stop."

Call  919-515-WOLF or  email us with your suggestions!

People with low vision or blindness are encouraged to call NC State Transportation at  919-515-3424 for assistance in utilizing Transloc, which provides real-time bus locations along all Wolfline routes.

Special Service Periods

Break Dates

Class Break / Limited Service Dates
(Modified Enforcement - Permit Required - View Rule 5)

Fall Break: Thursday - Friday, October 10 - 11, 2019 
Thanksgiving Holiday: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 
Thanksgiving Holiday /University Closed / No Wolfline Service:: Thursday - Friday, November 28 - 29, 2019 
Winter Break: Thursday, December 19, 2019 - Friday, January 3, 2020 
Winter Break /University Closed / No Wolfline Service:: Monday - Friday, December 23 - 27 ,2019
Spring Break: Monday - Friday, March 9 - 13, 2020 
Memorial Day/University Closed /No Wolfline Service: Monday, May 25, 2020
Independence Day /University Closed / No Wolfline Service: Saturday, July 4, 2020

Class Break Service

Class Break / Limited Service Timetable

The following routes operate during times when classes are not in session, but faculty and staff still report to work.


Route 2 Spring Hill runs every 30 minutes starting at 7:00 a.m.; service ends at 6:00 p.m.

Route 4L Centennial Local runs every 30 minutes starting at 7:23 a.m.; service ends at 6:00 p.m.

Route 6 Carter Finley runs every 30 minutes starting at 7:00 a.m.; service ends at 6:00 p.m.

Route 7 Wolflink Shuttle runs every 30 minutes starting at 7:00 a.m.; service ends at 6:00 p.m.

Route 7R Wolflink Reverse runs every 30 minutes starting at 7:15 a.m.; service ends at 6:00 p.m.

Route 8 Southeast Loop runs every 35 minutes beginning at 7:15 a.m.; and ends at 6:00 p.m.

Route 17 RS Lot Shuttle operates every Sunday evening or the day before classes after a holiday from 8 p.m. - Midnight and connects the RS Storage lots to Main Campus residence halls.

Summer Class Break Service

There are no Limited Service dates during Summer semesters.

Rt. 17 RS Lot Shuttle

Route 17 RS Lot Shuttle

A special shuttle connects the Centennial Campus Storage Lot and main campus residence halls at the following times: 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Begins at Centennial RS Lot

Major Main Campus Stops:

  • Morrill Dr and Cates Ave
  • Talley Student Union
  • Witherspoon Student Center
  • Bragaw Hall
  • Wolf Village

Centennial Campus Stops:

  • Both sheltered stops at RS lot.

Operates Sunday evenings or the evening before classes resume after a holiday.

Service operates every 30 minutes.

Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather Service

For the latest information on weather conditions impacting Wolfline service, please check TVS announcements on the Find My Bus or connect with us.

Each weather event is different, but following are some general adverse weather guidelines.

  • If class start times are delayed: Wolfline service begins one (1) hour prior to class start.
  • Classes end early: Wolfline attempts to continue service for two (2) hours after classes end.
  • University is open, but all classes are canceled: Wolfline operates normal faculty/staff service - Routes 2, 4L, 6, 7, 7R and 8.
  • Classes are canceled, University remains open BUT operating under Adverse Weather conditions: Wolfline will attempt to operate one bus route which essentially connects the two libraries. No set schedule or route. This Adverse Weather Route will appear on the TVS system.
  • University is CLOSED: No Wolfline service.

Safety is the most important factor in determining whether or not Wolfline operates. If weather conditions change quickly and it becomes unsafe to run buses, service will stop immediately. Please stay informed and be prepared.

PDF maps replicated on the real-time TVS map. Low Vision? Call Transportation:  919-515-3424 for assistance.

Wolfline Accessibility

  • All Wolfline buses are equipped with ramps.
  • All buses also have a kneeling capability to assist those with limited mobility.
  • People with low vision or blindness are encouraged to call Transportation at  919-515-3424 for assistance in utilizing the Transloc Transit Visualization System (TVS) which provides real-time bus locations along all Wolfline routes.

Other Local Accessibility Services

City of Raleigh - GoRaleigh Access
Please call 919-996-3459, for more information.

GoTriangle - Go Triangle Access
Visit Go Triangle for more information.

A Wolfline employee helps a woman in a wheelchair access the bus.

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