Chapel Hill Transit
Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) is the second largest transit system in North Carolina, providing over seven million rides per year. CHT serves the communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). The two towns and the university share annual operating and capital costs associated with CHT on a contractual basis.
CHT is a fare-free system with fixed-route bus service on 31 weekday and weekend routes and EZ Rider demand response (ADA) service. CHT has a fleet of 121 vehicles (98 fixed-route and 22 demand response) - covering over 2.5 million miles per year in a service area of 62 square miles.
CHT operates from 5:00 a.m. to 1:15 a.m. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Sunday year round, except for most holidays and during UNC breaks. Click here for the Holiday and Break Schedule.
Brian Litchfield, Director
Planning a trip:
EZ Rider is an origin to destination, ADA paratransit service available to qualified customers who are unable to use the fixed route services due to a documented disability. Clients must apply for certification and be approved in order to use EZ Rider. Click here for more information on EZ rider.
Real-Time Arrival Information
Nextbus provides real time arrivals of the buses. Nextbus uses global positional satellites to track buses on their routes and then predicts the bus arrival times. The predictions are available at nextbus.com and chtransit.org, on display signs at various bus stops, and on internet capable cell phones.
Plan a Trip
CHT, in coordination with GoTransitnc.org, has resources available for developers to create applications for desktop, web or mobile devices. By registering as an app developer, you will have access to all local transit General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) files and GIS Shapefiles for fixed routes and bus stops. These downloads provide the same official schedule data that supports GoTransit’s online trip planner.
Traveling Outside Chapel Hill/Carrboro
Here are several resources to help you with your trip beyond Chapel Hill and Carrboro:
GoSmart provides options for getting around the Triangle region in North Carolina. Transit. Rideshare. Bike. Walk. Telework. No matter where in the region (Durham, Orange and Wake Counties), they've got information and resources for you.
GoTriangle provides regional public transportation service to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, RDU Airport, Cary, Apex, Hillsborough, and Wake Forest with connections to Chapel Hill Transit, Durham Area Transit Authority and Capital Area Transit in Raleigh.
GoDurham provides fixed route and demand responsive service throughout the City of Durham with connections to GoTriangle.
Duke Transit provides bus service throughout the Duke University campus and health system in Durham.
GoRaleigh provides fixed route and demand responsive service throughout the City of Raleigh with connections to GoTriangle.
Wolfline provides bus service on and around the campus of NC State University in Raleigh.
Orange County Public Transportation, operating as the Orange Bus, provides a variety of public transportation services to the citizens of rural Orange County.
Chatham Transit Network offers public transportation around Chatham County, in the towns of Siler City and Pittsboro, to Chapel Hill and back, and to medical appointments.
Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) provides regional transportation services for Guilford, Forsyth, Davidson, Alamance, Randolph, and Rockingham Counties.
Amtrak provides interstate rail service to locations throughout the east coast from stations in nearby Durham, Cary, and Raleigh.
MegaBus provides daily express bus service from downtown Durham to Washington, D.C., Richmond, VA, and Charlotte, NC.