Transportation Services

Transportation Services is a division of the UNC Asheville Department of Public Safety, located in the Sam Millar Complex an in Weizenblatt Hall. Office hours for Transportation Parking Services are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have questions or concerns about transportation after normal business hours, please contact University Police at 828.251.6710.

As a central part of the UNC Asheville community, the mission of Transportation Services is to support learning and discovery by efficiently and effectively managing our parking and transportation resources. In doing so, we will provide and promote a variety of transportation programs that assist in providing a quality experience to support the mission of the University.

Public Transportation

Asheville Transit provides bus service throughout the City of Asheville and other local areas, including the UNC Asheville campus.

UNC Asheville students, faculty, and staff have unlimited and free access to all Asheville Transit routes ONLY with a valid OneCard with a current year Passport sticker. Stickers are available from University Police, located in Weizenblatt Hall.

All buses transport at least two bicycles.

Campus Shuttle Services

This free shuttle system operates Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Shuttles provide service to most buildings and parking lots on campus. In addition, shuttles stop at the Grove Apartments and Pinnacle Ridge Apartments. In addition, there is after-hours service from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to popular locations on Merrimon Avenue such as Ingles Markets.

UHaul Carshare

Fall 2014 UNC Asheville partnered with the City of Asheville and Uhaul to bring flexible carsharing to campus! Vehicles will be parked across from Highsmith Union and rates will be as little as $4.95/hour plus mileage and $62/day with a low price guarantee. Find the vehicle closest to you using GPS or search by city/state or zip code. Click on the vehicle you want to reserve and choose your pick-up date and time.  From there it will prompt you to enter some basic information and you can drive away in minutes. No more waiting for approval; all you need is a driver’s license and valid payment to apply for UhualCarShare account.

Zimride at UNC Asheville

Zimride at UNC Asheville helps you offer or request rides for commutes, road trips, airport shuttles, and events. If you have a car, split costs by offering rides. If you don't have a car, find rides where you need to go.  Visit the Zimride webpage for more information

Car Rental Program

Through a unique partnership with Enterprise Rent A Car, Transportation Services offers rental car services to students, ages 18 and up.

Rental Requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • Credit card/debit card in your name
  • Fully transferable insurance
  • UNC Asheville OneCard
  • $100 deposit (refundable at the end of a reservation)

Emergency Ride to Campus (ERC) Program

The Emergency Ride to Campus (ERC) program provides students that regularly carpool, bike, walk, or take transit a limited number of free emergency rides back to campus if those transportation options are unavailable. (Three per semester for freshmen, one per semester for all other students)

Med Cab Program

The Med Cab program allows students without access to, or who are unable to use a vehicle, a free taxi ride to a designated medical facility for appointments or emergencies, or to a pharmacy to pick up a prescription or other medical supplies. The Med Cab program is available for medical emergencies, when no transportation options (biking, walking, carpooling, or taking transit) are feasible. Contact University Police at 828.251.6710, Student Health Services at 828.251.6520, or the Counseling Center at 828.251.6517 – one of these offices must call for the Med Cab taxi and authorize its use.

Bike Shop

The Bike Shop at Highsmith University Union offers free access to tools and free bike rentals to students, faculty, and staff. The Bike Shop allows students to access tools to maintain their bicycles, learn bicycle mechanics, and save money. In addition, there is a bike fix-it station located at Zeis Hall. Bikes must be parked only on available racks. Parking to trees or railings is prohibited.

For more details about transportation options and programs at UNC Asheville, please call 828.251.6691 or e-mail transportation@unca.edu.  Students can also find information on the Parking webpage.