Duke Transit Schedule, Parking Adjusted for Holidays

No Duke buses will run on Thanksgiving, reduced schedule over winter break

With students, faculty and staff away from campus during holiday breaks, Duke Parking and Transportation Services will adjust its transit schedule and parking lot availability during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Reduced bus service around Thanksgiving will begin Wednesday, Nov. 21. Service to the Health System will not be impacted.

No Duke transit services, including van services, will operate on Christmas Day or New Year's Day on the University or Health System campuses.

Below are the routes that will continue to run around Thanksgiving and will feature adjustments:

Wednesday, Nov. 21

Thursday, Nov. 22 - Thanksgiving

  • No Duke bus service

Friday, Nov. 23

  • C-2 route runs until 9 p.m.
  • LaSalle Loop runs until 9 p.m.
  • No Robertson Scholars Express Bus
  • No PR-1 or H-5 service

Saturday, Nov. 24

  • C-2 route runs until 9 p.m.
  • No Robertson Scholars Express Bus

Sunday, Nov. 25

  • C-1 and C-2 routes operate normally
  • No Robertson Scholars Express Bus

The full Thanksgiving transit service schedule is here. There will be no service by Duke Vans on Thanksgiving.

For those parking on campus, parking is available at no charge in all patient and visitor areas of Duke garages on Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, including PG1, PG2, PG3 and PG4. Access will be comparable to usual weekend parking. Patient, visitor and employee parking will return to normal on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Parking offices will be closed on Nov. 22 and 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Winter break

Similar adjustments will be made to bus schedules during winter break, which runs from Dec. 17 to Jan. 6. During that time, most bus routes will keep their usual service, except the C-1 bus route won't be available and the C-2 route will stop service at 9 p.m. No Duke transit services, including van services, will operate on Christmas Day or New Year's Day on the University or Health System campuses, and there will also be no weekend campus service until all routes return to their regular schedule Jan. 7. The Robertson Scholars route will not run from Dec. 17 to Jan. 6.

A full list of bus schedule adjustments during winter break is available here.

Parking at Duke around Christmas will also be adjusted, allowing for free parking in all patient and visitor areas of PG1, PG2 and PG3 from Dec. 22 to 25. From Dec. 26 to 28, PG1 and PG2 will resume normal permitted parking from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PG3 will continue to be free. The Eye Center visitor parking area will require a fee throughout the winter holidays.

During Duke's winter break, PG4 will first have normal permitted parking from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Dec. 17 and 21 before opening for free parking between Dec. 22 and Jan. 1, except for times when special events occur. Fees will be charged during special events.

For parking areas, please see the campus map.