GoDurham Ride Guide

Welcome to GoDurham!

Riding the bus is easy. Follow these tips to make your commute a breeze, and starting in April 2017, enjoy free Wi-Fi while you ride.

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Plan Your Trip

GoDurham Maps and Schedules — Locate maps, schedules and more. Pick up brochures of routes and schedules at area Transit Centers, or request copies by calling 919-485-RIDE (7433).
Maps.google.com — Choose the transit button and map your route.
TransLoc website  — Find the closest bus stop and see buses move in real time. Learn how easy it is to use TransLoc.

Ride Guide

First time riding the bus?

  • Get to your stop 5-10 minutes early and wait where the operator can see you.
  • As the bus approaches, check the sign above the front window to make sure it’s the route and destination you want.
  • Signal the operator that you wish to board.
  • Be ready with exact fare, ticket, transfer receipt or pass. Stay back from the curb and wait until the bus comes to a full stop, before boarding and paying your fare. Learn more about fares and passes.
  • Passengers with disabilities and elderly people have priority seating in the side seats and first rows in the front of buses, so please allow them priority in those seats.
  • If the bus is crowded, GoDurham allows passengers to stand. If there appears to be no standing room, please wait for the bus operator to create room.
  • Major stops are announced. If you’re new to the area, just ask the operator to call out your destination.
  • About a block before you want to get off, push the black or yellow plastic strip or pull the cord above your head to request the next stop.
  • Exit through the rear door.

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Track Your Bus

  • Download the TransLoc Rider app to locate your bus in real time. Find the app at translocrider.com, the Apple Store or Google Play.
  • Visit triangle.transloc.com and choose GoDurham and your route to locate your bus in real time.
  •  Text "Golive" plus your stop ID to 41411 for arrival information.  (Your stop ID can be found on the bus stop sign.)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Services

All Triangle bus systems are ADA-accessible. If you have a disability that prevents you from using the fixed-route buses, you may be eligible for ADA complementary para-transit service. Learn more about GoDurham ACCESS, an ADA paratransit service for the City of Durham.

FREE Wi-Fi

GoDurham is pleased to provide FREE Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi) on its buses. Read our FAQs and terms and conditions for using Wi-Fi on GoDurham buses.

Holding a Bus due to an Operational Delay

If an operational delay may cause you to miss your next bus, the bus operator may be able to contact a dispatcher to hold your transfer bus. However, contacting the dispatcher is up to the bus operator's discretion, and buses will only be held due to operational delays.

Safety Tips

  • To report an emergency or a suspicious package or behavior, tell the operator right away or call 911. (Never touch, smell, taste, examine or move a suspicious package or its contents. Do not show the package to other passengers.)
  • Riding at night? Wear light-colored clothing and carry a reflector or flashlight so the operator can see you.
  • Never cross in front of a bus unless it is stopped at a red light.