Parking on campus is very limited and expensive. Only students with parking permits can park in specially designated areas on or near campus. Parking permits must be purchased and a parking sticker must be displayed on the passenger side of the front windshield. Not every student who wants a parking permit will receive one due to the limited number of spaces on campus and the high demand to park at NC State. Parking is enforced from 7am-5pm daily. You will receive a fine if you park without a permit or if you park in the incorrect parking section. Parking permits must be purchased at the Transportation Office. The NC State Transportation office is located in the Administrative Services I, 2721 Sullivan Drive (across the street from Doak Baseball Field and the NC State tennis courts – former University Graphics Building).
NC State offers a free system of bus transportation for all students called the WolfLine. Busses are red and white and black with the Wolfline logo lettering. You do not need to show your ID card to ride the bus. Wolfline busses follow 11 specific routes and make regular stops at places designated at Wolfline stops. These busses run all days and evenings that classes are in session. In the student lounge and around campus, you will find real-time information on the NC State bus routes. You can also find your bus online in real time or download the app to your phone.
If you ever leave something behind on a Wolfline bus, please call 919-861-6960 for assistance.
Wolfprowl is NCSU’s express weekend evening (Thursday – Saturday) entertainment bus that serves the Glenwood South area of downtown Raleigh. This bus runs from 9 p.m. – 3 a.m on a continuous loop with no set schedule. Service is approximately every 40 minutes.
NC State football and basketball games are played near campus at the PNC Arena. Red Terror is a great transportation option to get to and from these games. You will find that football and basketball games are extremely popular with NC State students and parking near the stadium is limited.
The Triangle area (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) has many interesting and fun places to explore and provides a convenient and inexpensive public transportation system for its residents. NC students can obtain a free pass each semester for the public transportation system. Triangle Transit Route 100 offers direct service between downtown Raleigh, NCSU campus and RDU Airport. Please note that this bus does not run on Sundays.
Taxis are a convenient and relatively inexpensive way of getting around. The company, Taxi Taxi, is very popular in the Raleigh area. You can book a taxi online through their website http://www.taxitaxiofraleigh.com/ or app. The phone number is also very easy to remember: 919-333-3333. The estimated cost from the airport to NC State is approximately $35. Remember, it is customary to give the driver a small tip of approximately 15% of the cost of the ride.