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 an Access Issue or Problem

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.

Report an Access Issue or Problem

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? Visit 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 accessibility 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. Visit Duke Dining - 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? Visit for information about the various campus recreation centers on Campus. For accessibility information for the various locations, check out Commitment to Inclusion.  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.


Medical Equipment / Wheelchair Rental

For your convenience DMS and the SDAO have complied a listing of local companies in the Durham, North Carolina area that provide both sales and rental of medical equipment such as wheelchairs, lifts, furniture and accessories. Please follow the link(s) below to access this resource listing:

Medical Equipment / Wheelchair Rental Listing

Additional Resources and Information

See Resources for additional resources in support of accessible media, attending athletic events, event planning, and obtaining interpreters - as well as specific information for instructors and employee managers.


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