Tar Heel Express


Tar Heel Express Shuttles to the North Carolina versus NC State Men’s Basketball Game
Shuttles will operate from University Mall, Friday Center Southern Village and Carolina Coffee Shop tonight - No Jones Ferry Service Tonight


Due to the winter weather conditions, Tar Heel Express Shuttle Service for tonight's North Carolina men’s basketball game against NC State, we will only operate from the park and rides located at Friday Center, Southern Village and University Mall (on the South Estes and Willow Drive side of the Mall). Shuttles will also be available from the Carolina Coffee Shop located at 138 East Franklin Street (no parking provided). Shuttles will begin at 6:30 p.m. and provide continuous and fully accessible service, running between the park and rides and the Dean E. Smith Center until tip-off. 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.

Please note that travel is not recommended and that weather and street conditions could delay buses and/or increase the travel time from park and rides to the Smith Center. Buses will follow their normal routes and schedules as long as the streets are safe for travel. If there is a significant accumulation of snow, ice or freezing rain, some routes will be put on detours and/or lots may be closed. Please be very cautious when traveling to and from bus stops and when stepping on and off buses as there is still snow and ice around many stops. We will also be monitoring street conditions and any additional changes, if necessary for safety reasons, will be announced. 


Express bus service from Park and Ride lots to UNC-Chapel Hill and Downtown Chapel Hill is provided for UNC home football and basketball games. Service begins 1 1/2 to 3 hours before the scheduled start of an event.

Tar Heel Express service is $5 round-trip and $3 one-way.  A parking fee is not required.




Post Game

University Mall  3 hours prior to kick-off (Shuttles end at least 1 hour prior to kick-off)  1.5 hours prior to tip-off  45 min
Friday Center  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
Giles Horney           1.5 hours prior to kick-off   No Service
 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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