Tar Heel Express


Updated Tar Heel Express Boarding Locations for Smith Center - Effective January 16, 2016

Tarheel Express Basketball Boarding Locations

Tar Heel Express Shuttle to the North Carolina versus Boston College Men’s Basketball Game

Posted: January 27, 2016

(Note: Shuttles will not operate from University Place, formerly University Mall, this year)

Chapel Hill Transit will provide Tar Heel Express shuttle service on Saturday, January 30, 2016, for the North Carolina men’s basketball game against Boston College, scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center. 

Tar Heel Express shuttles will begin at 2:30 p.m. from the park and rides located at Friday Center, Southern Village, Airport Drive (103 Airport Drive, Chapel Hill) and Jones Ferry. Shuttles will also be available from the Carolina Coffee Shop located at 138 East Franklin Street (no parking provided). The shuttles will provide continuous and fully accessible service, running every 10 to 15 minutes between the park and rides and the Dean E. Smith Center. The shuttles will operate for approximately forty-five (45) minutes following the game.  

Shuttles drop off and pick up on Bowles Drive in front of the Dean E. Smith Center. Shuttle rides are $5 for a round-trip or $3 for a one-way trip.

Due to construction and development activity, shuttles will not operate from University Place (formerly University Mall) this year.  




Post Game

Friday Center 3 hours prior to kick-off 1.5 hours prior to tip-off  45 min
Airport Drive/UNC Facilities Lot 
(103 Airport Drive/UNC Facilities)
 3 hours prior to kick-off  1.5 hours prior to tip-off  45 min
Southern Village 1.5 hours prior to kick-off 1.5 hours prior to tip-off  45 min
Jones Ferry Road 1.5 hours prior to kick-off 1.5 hours prior to tip-off  45 min
Downtown (Carolina Coffee Shop) No Service 1.5 hours prior to tip-off  45 min


Prohibited Items at Kenan Stadium

Please Do Not Bring the following items on board CHT buses or to the Stadium:

  • Bags/Containers other than diaper bags
  • Alcohol
  • Weapons
  • Artificial Noise Makers
  • Coolers
  • Outside Food or Beverages
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Laser Pointers
  • Video Equipment
  • Cameras Larger than "box" Cameras
  • All bags are subject to inspection

Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of UNC Event Management.  Thank you for your cooperation!

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