Wolfline Transit System
Wolfline is NC State's bus service which is tailored to student class schedules, but also serves the general public fare-free. Wolfline buses operate every day classes are in session, serving all three campuses, three park & ride lots, official NCSU housing and privately-owned apartment complexes located on city streets traveled by Wolfline buses on the way to or from these areas.
No university ID, pass, or fare is required to ride! Buses are red and white and black with the Wolfline logo lettering.
Wolfline buses travel along designated routes and only stop at designated Wolfline stops; some of which are shared stops with city (GoRaleigh) and regional (GoTriangle) transit providers. A few routes are designated as "limited stop."
People with low vision or blindness are encouraged to call NC State Transportation at 919-515-3424 for assistance in utilizing Transloc, which provides real-time bus locations along all Wolfline routes.
Special Service Periods
Class Break / Limited Service DatesFall Break: Thursday - Friday, October 5 - 6, 2017
(Modified Enforcement - Permit Required - View Rule 5)
Thanksgiving Holiday: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Thanksgiving Holiday /University Closed / No Wolfline Service:: Thursday - Friday, November 23 - 24, 2017
Winter Break: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Friday, January 5, 2018
Winter Break /University Closed / No Wolfline Service:: Monday - Friday, December 25 - 29 2017
Spring Break: Monday - Friday, March 5 - 9, 2018
Spring Holiday: Friday, March 30, 2018
Memorial Day/University Closed /No Wolfline Service: Monday, May 28, 2018
Independence Day /University Closed / No Wolfline Service: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Class Break / Limited Service Timetable
The following routes operate during times when classes are not in session, but faculty and staff still report to work.
Route 4 Centennial Express runs every 25 minutes starting at 7:00 a.m.; service ends at 6:00 p.m.
Route 6 Carter Finley runs every 35 minutes starting at 7:00 a.m.; service ends at 6:00 p.m.
Route 7 Wolflink Shuttle runs every 35 minutes with the first pickup at Wolf Village at 7:00 a.m. and service ending at 6:00 p.m. at Wolf Village.
Route 7R Wolflink Reverse runs every 35 minutes with the first pickup at Wolf Village at 7:00 a.m. and service ending at 6:00 p.m. at Wolf Village.
Route 8 Southeast Loop runs every 35 minutes beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m. (Scott Hall is the last stop prior to going out of service).
The RS Lot Shuttle operates every Sunday evening and the day before classes after a holiday from 8 p.m. - Midnight and connects the RS Storage lots to Main Campus residence halls.
Summer Break / Limited Service Timetable
There are no Limited Service dates for 2017 Summer Semester.
RS Lot Shuttle
A special shuttle connects the Centennial Campus Storage Lot and main campus residence halls at the following times:
Begins at Centennial RS Lot
Major Main Campus Stops:
- Morrill Dr and Cates Ave
- Talley Student Union
- Witherspoon Student Center
- Bragaw Hall
- Wolf Village
Centennial Campus Stops:
- Both sheltered stops at RS lot.
Operates Sunday evenings or the evening before classes resume after a holiday.
Service operates every 30 minutes.
Inclement Weather ServiceFor the latest information on weather conditions impacting Wolfline service, please check TVS announcements on the Find My Bus or connect with us.
Each weather event is different, but following are some general adverse weather guidelines.
- If class start times are delayed: Wolfline service begins one (1) hour prior to class start.
- Classes end early: Wolfline attempts to continue service for two (2) hours after classes end.
- University is open, but all classes are cancelled: Wolfline operates normal faculty/staff service - Routes 6, 7, and 8.
- Classes are cancelled, University remains open BUT operating under Adverse Weather conditions: Wolfline will attempt to operate one bus route which essentially connects the two libraries. No set schedule or route. This Adverse Weather Route will appear on the TVS system.
- University is CLOSED: no Wolfline service.
Safety is the most important factor in determining whether or not Wolfline operates. If weather conditions change quickly and it becomes unsafe to run buses, service will stop immediately. Please stay informed and be prepared.
- All Wolfline buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts.
- All buses also have a kneeling capability to assist those with limited mobility.
- People with low vision or blindness are encouraged to call Transportation at 919-515-3424 for assistance in utilizing the Transloc Transit Visualization System (TVS) which provides real-time bus locations along all Wolfline routes.
Other Local Accessibility Services
GoTriangle - Go Triangle Access
Visit www.gotriangle.org/fares-and-passes/golinx for more information.
Learn about Listserv (group news email list) and sign up today to receive email announcements such as changes to routes, schedules, and detours.
Check out annoucements here.
Lost & Found
Think you lost something or found an item on the Wolfline?
Other Transit Options
Explore Alternative Transportation WolfTrails pages to learn about local transit options to get to the RDU airport, Raleigh and other Research Triangle area locations.
Ride Local and Regional Transit Farefree
Be sure to Get Your GoPass to travel FREE on city and regional bus lines.