Getting Around

At UNC-Asheville, we strive to cultivate sustainable, safe, and healthy habits within our community. This includes promoting alternative transportation methods (also known a multi-modal transportation) such as carpooling, bicycling and walking. Our campus contains walking trails, a bike shop, as well as connecting to a walk-able green way from Merrimon Ave. that leads all the way to Downtown Asheville.

We also participate in the “Share the Ride NC” program, which allows you to post a ride share request with students all across the UNC System. (

Campus Transportation

In addition to offering campus shuttles for transportation on campus and to nearby apartment buildings during the week, the Transportation Department offers an evening shuttle service which provides on-demand rides to nearby apartment complexes, North Asheville grocery stores (Ingles, Trader Joe’s, and Harris Teeter), and pharmacies (CVS).

Area Transportation

The university is serviced by the City of Asheville public transit system. Bus rides are free to university students and employees through the “Passport Program.” See the Public Transit page for more info.

Students needing to rent a vehicle for more than a day may receive discounts from Enterprise Rent A Car with a special discount code.

Students without access to other transportation are also provided with a number of free taxi vouchers. Students can request emergency rides back to campus, or request taxis for medical appointments with off-campus providers. See the Emergency & Medical Rides page for more info.