Getting Around

Getting Around Campus

Getting Around Durham

Family-owned and -operated company serving Durham and the entire Triangle region. Offers six-, seven-, and 14-passenger, GPS-equipped vans available 24/7/365.

Online reservations available; credit cards and DukeCard FLEX program accepted. No need to schedule in advance – call and ride the same day. Private rides only (no shared rides and routes).   

Non-emergency medical transport: Provides complete transportation services for those who are mobility impaired, including services for those with wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, and clients with special needs.  

Wheelchair accessible vehicles: For this type of transportation, simply request when calling to order. Vehicles used for this service include the ramp-equipped, ADA compliant vans; low-floor vans for easy access; and step-stool for easier entry.

Click here for a link to Charlene's Safe Ride.

Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 957-1111

  • ADA MiniVans
  • Airport Transportation Service
  • Other scheduled special event services

GoDurham ACCESS is the name of the ADA paratransit service for the City of Durham

GoDurham ACCESS Office1911 Fay Street
Durham NC, 27704

Durham Station Transportation Center
located at 515 W Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 683-3282
Fax: (919) 682-1101

  • Kneeling buses and wheelchair transport. (The front of the bus lowers approximately 4” to minimize the step into the bus. This feature is in addition to the wheelchair lift.)
  • Three transport vans (wheelchair lift equipped).
  • Recommended: 24 hours notice for transport van

Report a Facility Access Issue

Photo of students seated at tables in a School of Nursing classroom

Please notify us if you have an access concern about any part of the Duke University campus or Duke University Health System facilities.  This includes access into or around any of the buildings as well as paths, crosswalks and parking lots.

Campus Access Advisories

Science Drive Infrastructure Repair - April to August 2024

February 22, 2024

Starting on April 1st, Science Drive from Towerview Drive to the Circle will be restricted due to a major infrastructure project.  Daytime access will be limited to one lane and the Drive will be closed overnight.  Access to the Bryan Center Garage and Bryan Center Surface Lot will be affected.  Duke Parking will be placing signs and attendants to assist during special events.  Facilties Management will manage daytime access over the one lane section of the Drive.

Campus Infrastructure and Renovation Updates

August 10, 2023

Information about campus construction projects can be found here.  If you have questions about getting around campus we can be contacted via e-mail to or at 919-668-1267.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Duke Campus is a dynamic environment and things change, often without advance notice.  If you note any changes making the information contained on this web page no longer accurate, please contact the DMS ADA Facilities Program Director, Tony Galiani, at 919-668-4273 or

Campus Accessibility


Want to attend an event on Campus?  Click on this link - - for accessibility information.  Under the Plan Your Visit tab, you will find a list of venues.  Click on the venue for additional information including site accessiblity and accessible routes at the venue.

Want to spend some time in a museum?  Visit the Nasher Museum.  This page - - is your accessible guide to the museum.


Hungry?  Duke has a variety of dining options around campus.  Click on this link to see information on the various locations and dining options.


Duke has quite a few libraries around the Campus.  Go to - - to check them out.  The Libraries tab has links to the various Libraries and the About tab has information on directions and accessibility.


Want to head to the gym?  Have you checked out the Dining options too often?  Click on this link - - for information about the various campus recreation centers on Campus.  For accessibility information for the various locations, check out Committment to Inclusion - - under the About Us tab.  Page down for program information and accessibility information for the recreation centers.

Want to spend some time outdoors?  Consider a visit to Duke Gardens.  This page - - has information about the accessible areas of the gardens.

Emergency Dorm Assistance

  • The first point of contact for emergency assistance in dorm rooms (such as damaged clickers etc.) is the RA on call.
  • For emergency repairs (broken elevators etc.) there is a GM mechanic on call at (919) 730-9645 

ADA Facilities Program Director

Tony Galiani is the DMS ADA Facilities Program Director, a position created to insure all Duke facilities continue to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, Rehabilitation Act, and the NC State Accessibility Building Code. Working with components throughout the University, Medical Center and Health System, Tony provides expertise in developing strategies for ADA compliance and in identifying and resolving ADA accessibility issues throughout Duke facilities and grounds. For questions related to facilities access issues Tony can be reached at 919-668-4273 or