Travel

Getting here:

Driving Directions

From Durham, Points West

Take 15­501 South by­pass; exit to the right toward UNC­CH before you cross over the Hwy 54 Bridge. Merge onto Hwy 54 West and drive toward campus. Hwy 54 will turn into South Rd and intersects with Country Club Drive. Drive down South Road through campus, passing Fetzer Gym on your left and the Student Union on your right. Drive past the Bell Tower on your left, get in left turning lane, and turn left onto Bell Tower Drive at traffic signal. Bell Tower Drive leads to a parking lot and the Stone Center is the first building to your left (across the street from the Genome Science Building).

From Raleigh, RDU, Points East

Take I­40 West to Exit 273A (Hwy 54 West) toward Chapel Hill & UNC. You will be on Hwy 54 West. Drive under the Hwy15­501 Bridge and head toward campus, driving through the intersection of Country Club Dr. and South Road. Drive down South Road through campus,passing Fetzer Gym on your left and the Student Union on your right. Drive past the Bell Toweron your left, get in left turning lane, and turn left onto Bell Tower Drive at traffic signal. Bell Tower Drive leads to a parking lot and the Stone Center is the first building to your left (across the street from the Genome Science Building).

Coming from Greensboro, Triad

Take I­40 East then take exit 273­A; turn right onto Hwy 54 West. Drive under the Hwy15­501 Bridge then and head toward campus, driving through the intersection of Country Club Dr. and South Road. Drive down South Road through campus, passing Fetzer Gym on your left and the Student Union on your right. Drive past the Bell Tower on your left, get in left turning lane, and turn left onto Bell Tower Drive at traffic signal. Bell Tower Drive leads to a parking lot and the Stone Center is the first building to your left (across the street from the Genome Science Building).

Parking Information

The Bell Tower Deck is open and free to the public after 5pm and on most weekend days. Please refer to the parking page for a list of alternate parking options when the deck is closed to the public.

Commuting:

There are several bus options available within Chapel Hill and the Research Triangle. Chapel Hill Transit buses are free but some routes run less frequently on the weekends. The links to local bus systems’ websites are provided here for your reference.

Chapel Hill Transit 

Triangle Transit 

Durham Area Transit Authority 

Hotel Information:

Days Inn Chapel Hill
$64/night | Check Availability
1312 Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 | View on Map

Quality Inn
$69-$74/night | Check Availability
1740 Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 | View on Map

Holiday Inn Express
$126/night | Check Availability
6119 Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill, NC, 27517 | View on Map

Aloft Hotel Chapel Hill
$149/night | Check Availability
1001 South Hamilton Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27517 | View on Map

Courtyard by Marriott
$174/night | Check Availability
100 Marriott Way, Chapel Hill, NC, 27517 | View on Map

Nearby Dining Options:

Chapel Hill and the nearby area offers a wide range of dining and meal options. They vary in price and type, but some good recommendations include:

Walking distance from Campus:

  • Lime and Basil (Vietnamese)
  • Mama Dip’s
  • Mediterranean Deli

A short drive:

  • Lucha Tigre (Asian-Mexican fusion)
  • The Root Cellar (A locally sourced southern style cafe with excellent breakfast options)
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