Transportation Options

Campus Shuttle

Perimeter and cross-campus shuttle service runs Monday through Friday, stops all the places you need to go and it's free!

Next Ride

Real-time transit feed for Niner Transit buses and Niner Paratransit. Access transit location, arrival estimate and schedules via:

Ride a Bike

Charlotte Wheels bike share is here!

100 Gotcha™ bikes are distributed via 10 bike corrals on campus to use and enjoy! Information on how to join the program and use the bikes here.

Bicycle lockers are available.

Car Sharing

Zipcar U™ offers qualified drivers (ages 18+) vehicles to rent at a low hourly or daily rate. Price includes gas and insurance. Paying only for the time you actually use a car can save a bundle over ownership!

CATS

Available soon: The Miscellaneous Transportation Service Charge entitles students to ride on Charlotte Area Transit Syatem (CATS) LYNX light rail and buses* without having to pay a fare. An RFID chip in the 49er ID Card has an embedded app for CATS systems. All Access Pass privileges activate when light rail expansion to campus opens.

For CATS buses, students need only to tap their 49er ID Card on the contactless card reader on the fare box upon entering a bus. Find route information at the CATS website.

Pass valid for all CATS bus routes, including Express routes, Airport Connector and Sprinter.

Amtrak

Charlotte's Amtrak station is located at 1914 North Tryon Street. CATS route 11 is the public transit bus that goes from campus to the Amtrak station. Amtrak offers a passenger discount program for students with advance sign-up for their Student Advantage Discount Card.

Carpool Matching

ShareTheRideNC is a fast, easy and free website where you can quickly and securely find carpool partners. Using your home and work addresses, you will be matched to nearby commuters with similar schedules. Your home address will never appear on match lists.

ShareTheRideNC also has an automated email feature, alerting you when a new commuter signs up who is interested in carpooling or when a vanpool is formed that matches your commute. By default, the system will search for matches every-other week and send an email when a new matches are found.

Intercity Bus

Sunway Charters a daily bus from the Charlotte Greyhound station at 601 W. Trade Street. The Mountaineer North/South starts in Charlotte and stops in Gastonia, Lincolnton, Newton, Lenoir, and Boone. 

The Queen City/Coastal Connector from Charlotte to Wilmington is run daily by Trailways. This route also originates at the Greyhound station, 601 W. Trade St., and has stops in Monroe, Wadesboro, Rockingham, Laurinburg, Fayetteville, Whiteville, and Wilmington.