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Duke University - - Transportation

The closest airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport, located at a distance of 13 miles from the city center of Durham, NC.


Getting around in Durham, NC

Public Transportation


The public transportation service, in Durham, is provided by TTA (Triangle Transit Authority), which runs routes between Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, including routes between Research Triangle Park and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and Durham Area Transit Authority, also called DATA bus system, which provides routes around the more urban parts of Durham, usually every half hour.


Major Highway and Roads


I-40 - merges with I-85 between Greensboro and Hillsborough, just west of Durham.

I-85 - merges with I-40 from Greensboro to Hillsborough, just west of Durham.

US Route 15/501 - runs from Oxford to approximately one mile north of the Granville-Durham county line, travelling parallel with I-85, merging at Exit 186 near the Falls of the Neuse reservoir into Durham County.

NC 147 - runs entirely within Durham County. The entire route is cosigned with the Durham Freeway. It links downtown Durham and Research Triangle Park (RTP), with Interstates 85 and 40.


How to get to Duke University campus?

Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!


From Raleigh-Durham International Airport: Head southwest on Aviation Pkwy., toward Nelson Road, and take the 1st right onto Nelson Road. Turn right at Pleasant Grove Church Road and continue onto Airport Rod. Turn left at Page Road and right to merge onto I-40 W. Take exit 279B to merge onto N Carolina 147 N, toward Durham/Downtown and take exit 13 for Chapel Hill Street. Turn right at W Chapel Hill Street and continue onto Duke University Road. Turn right at Campus Dr., and at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Chapel Dr. Turn right to stay on Chapel Dr. Duke University will be on the right.


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