Park & Ride Lots

All local Park & Ride lots now require a paid permit, as of August 2013. However, permit prices are cheaper than parking on campus, and Chapel Hill Transit provides direct service from the lots to UNC.

UNC Park & Ride permits (including annual, daily and weekly permits) are valid in any of the Park & Ride lots served by Chapel Hill Transit. For lots owned by the Town, UNC affiliates may choose to either get a UNC permit or a Town permit. However, if using a UNC Park & Ride lot, only UNC permits will be honored. More details on UNC Park & Ride lots can be found here.

UNC Park & Ride lots include:Park & Ride Map

To puchase a UNC permit, log in with the employee PID or Onyen. To get an annual permit, register for the Commuter Alternative Program (CAP).

Town Park & Ride lots include:

For more information on Town lots, visit At this time, no fees are planned for the commercial lot at Lowe's in Pittsboro.

Commuter Alternative Program (CAP) members who purchase a UNC Park & Ride permit have access to all lots.

Pricing for Park & Ride lots:


Salary Scale

2014-15 Permit Fees

< $25,000


$25K - $50K


$50K - $100K


>  $100K


Annual permits are no longer available for students. Those who need a permit for the year should purchase an academic permit and a summer permit (available in May).

Academic Cost

Summer Cost



Temporary permits are available at
$1/day or $5/week.

(see pricing for visitors using Town of Chapel Hill and Carrboro lots)





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