Public Transit by Bus, Train or Plane
Oh, the Places You Can Go…
Downtown, around town, between local colleges and universities, west to Boone for a ski trip or Appalachian State University football game, east to Chapel Hill, the beach, the mountains, New York to New Orleans, or the Piedmont Triad International Airport – easily reach all of these destinations from UNCG riding a bus or train!
The UNCG transit hub is centrally located behind the library tower at the Walker Avenue circle. Spartan Chariot and HEAT buses stop at the Walker Avenue transit hub. PART buses stop in front of the EUC. Additional bus stops are located within walking distance of central campus. GTA and HEAT buses connect for transfers at The Depot downtown. From The Depot riders may connect to Amtrak trains, Greyhound buses, or the PART hub.
Click through the sections below to explore your transportation opportunities around Greensboro!
Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA)
Use your UNCG SpartanCard ID to ride green GTA buses FARE-FREE!
Without a valid ID, one-way fare is $1.50. Routes are ideal for traveling around town, including Four Seasons Town Centre or Wendover Avenue for dining, movies, shopping, and more. GTA 1 – Wendover Avenue Walmart From Spring Garden & Aycock, take GTA 1 to the Wendover Avenue stop 4A near Bridford Parkway. Return to campus on GTA 1 and get off the bus at Spring Garden & Mayflower. GTA 2 – Greensboro Coliseum Complex and Four Seasons Town Centre From the GTA bus stop at Tate & Lee, take GTA 2 to Florida & Coliseum (coliseum) or Four Seasons Town Centre (mall). Return to campus on GTA 2 and get off the bus at Spring Garden & Tate.
GTA and HEAT buses are equipped with bicycles racks located on the front of the bus. Racks can accommodate two (2) bicycles at a time. Bicycles are accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis; bikes are not permitted on board vehicles. Loading and unloading bicycles on HEAT and GTA vehicles is the sole responsibility of the rider. As your bus approaches, please have your bike ready to load and secure any loose items on the bike. Once the vehicle comes to a stop, notify your bus operator you will be loading a bicycle onto the bus bicycle rack. From the curbside, lower the light-weight rack and lift your bike into position in the rack’s wheel wells. Pull the support arm out and up over the front tire of the bike. Then board the bus and be seated. HEAT and GTA are not responsible for your bicycle while in transit. Once you reach your destination, advise the bus operator you will be removing your bike from the rack. To unload your bike, follow the loading instructions in reverse.
Greensboro is served by 15 daily GTA bus routes plus connectors. Buses connect for transfers at The Depot downtown. To learn more about all the places you can go riding a GTA bus, visit the Greensboro Transit Authority website. For GTA stops near UNCG, and near local student housing, please see this Google Map. Clicking each stop will link you to the appropriate bus schedule.
Higher Education Area Transit (HEAT)
Use your UNCG Spartan Card ID to ride white/orange/red HEAT buses FARE-FREE!
Without a valid ID, one-way fare is $1.50. Routes are ideal for traveling between local college and university campuses, getting downtown, to Friendly Center, or to Four Seasons Town Centre for dining, movies, shopping, and more. HEAT 71 – EAST WEST From the Walker Avenue circle, take HEAT 71 to the Depot downtown and walk to restaurants, catch a Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball game, or board a connecting bus to travel around town. HEAT 71 also serves A&T University and Bennett College with late night service until 3am Thursday through Saturday. HEAT 72 – CITY HEAT From the Walker Avenue circle, take HEAT 72 east to the Depot downtown or west to Friendly Center for dining, movies, shopping, and more. HEAT 72 also serves A&T University, Bennett College, and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JSNN). HEAT 73 – UNCG OFF CAMPUS HOUSING From the Walker Avenue circle, take HEAT 73 to reach off campus apartment communities on Walker Avenue, Chapman Street, and Spring Garden Street. To learn more about all the places you can go riding a HEAT bus, visit www.rideheat.com.
Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART)
PART offers a variety of commuter services including an emergency ride home program, vanpools, direct bus routes from Davidson and Randolph counties to UNCG, plus a shuttle to the Piedmont Triad International Airport.
Most PART buses are equipped with bike racks though racks are not available on all routes. Look for bike symbols on the route schedule to be sure. The bike racks are easy to use and best of all your bike rides for free! You may use the exterior bike racks during all hours of operation on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a limit of two bicycles per bus. Please be sure to remove anything loose from your bike that may possibly fall off during the trip. For safety and security reasons, the bus operator is not permitted to leave the bus to assist with the loading or uploading of bicycles. You are responsible for loading, securing, and unloading your bike in a safe and timely manner. Securement arms are provided and must be used to hold the bike in place during travel. For your safety when leaving the bus, remember to let the bus operator know you plan to unload your bike. Never step into the street side of the bus when loading or unloading your bike.
Monthly PART bus passes are sold in the parking office adjacent to the Walker Avenue Parking Deck. Eligible employees may payroll deduct. Bus passes for students, seniors (age 60+), and people with disabilities (with disabled ID) are discounted 50%. Complimentary “try it” passes also are available. PART buses connect for transfers at The Depot downtown and the PART regional hub located off Regional Road south of the I-40 / Airport exit. To learn more about all the places you can go with PART, visit www.partnc.org.
From The Depot downtown, riders may connect to Greyhound buses traveling all over the country, including the beach. From the Walker Avenue circle, take HEAT 71 or HEAT 72 to the Depot downtown, then board a Greyhound bus to Myrtle Beach, SC or other coastal locations. Schedules and fares vary so please check the Greyhound website for the most current information.
From The Depot downtown, riders may board an Amtrak train with northbound service to Washington, DC and New York City; southbound service to Atlanta and New Orleans; plus connections to other stations and destinations throughout the country. From the Walker Avenue circle, take HEAT 71 or HEAT 72 to the Depot downtown to board Amtrak. One-way fares as low as $11 to Raleigh; $15 to Charlotte; $70 to Washington, DC; $94 to New York. To learn more about all the places you can go by train, visit www.amtrak.com or www.bytrain.org.
Piedmont Triad International (PTI)
A variety of airlines serving PTI airport provide frequent direct and connecting flights to the nation's top destinations at competitive fares.
Need a ride to the airport? The least expensive way to PTI is taking a HEAT or GTA bus to The Depot (fare-free) and then taking a PART Bus to the Regional Hub ($1.50 for students with ID). From the PART Hub, take a PART Airport Shuttle to PTI (free).
In a hurry? Blue Bird Taxi offers a $22 student rate from UNCG to PTI, bluebirdtaxigreensboro.com.
For direct campus-to-airport transportation to the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro (GSO), the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), or the Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU), contact GFW Shuttle Services and ask for UNCG discount rates, gfwshuttleservices.com.
- Know where you are going and where to catch the bus throughout your adventure. The UNCG transit hub is located behind the library tower near the Walker Avenue circle. Spartan Chariot, HEAT and PART buses stop at the Walker Avenue transit hub. Additional bus stops are listed on each bus route schedule.
- Know when you need to get there and plan your time carefully. Arrive early to the bus stop and allow extra time for connections, transfers, and walking.
- Have your UNCG ID, fare card, and/or money ready when you board the bus.
- Ask if you need help. Don’t be shy or nervous about asking questions. Other riders, the bus drivers, and the UNCG Parking Operations & Campus Access Management staff are great resources for information.
Emergency Ride Home
Using any form of public transit will be less expensive than driving alone every day. And with the complimentary PART Emergency Ride Home program, enjoy the added of security of knowing you will never be stranded in case of an emergency.
Printed bus schedules and route maps are available in the parking office at Walker Deck and the Elliott University Center. If you need additional information, please call (336) 334-5681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.