NC State University offers a campus-only bus line called the Wolfline, which will bring you to different locations on campus. You can use this service for free with your campus ID card. Please visit this link to find the Wolfline schedule.
The City of Raleigh also offers bus services: The CAT bus service brings you to different locations within Raleigh and the TTA bus service brings you to different locations within Raleigh and neighboring cities (e.g. Cary, Durham and Chapel Hill).
For the CAT and TTA bus service, you would have to pay a small fee for each ride, however because you are part of NC State University, you are eligible to obtain a GOPASS. This pass will let you ride for free on all CAT and TTA bus routes. You can obtain this pass by going to the Transportation Office, located in the Administrative Services I building on Sullivan Drive. To apply, bring your campus ID card and your NC State offer or invitation letter with you. (Spouses are not eligible to obtain the GOPASS from the NC State transportation office, but can purchase a discount pass from the TTA).
If you plan to rent or purchase a car while you’re here, it is recommended by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)that you apply for a North Carolina Driver’s license if you will be here for more than 3 months. You can also find more information on the “Driving & Cars” page of this site. Also remember that if you plan to drive to campus you will need to abide by the University’s Transportation Office policies regarding parking. There are many options for persons who drive to campus such as purchasing a parking permit, using the park and ride lots or visitor parking areas (for temporary parking arrangements).
There is a train station in Raleigh called the Amtrak Station. The train system in North Carolina is unfortunately not very extensive, so it is usually not the most convenient way to travel.
If you would like to ride a bicycle, please visit the WolfTrails website for information on how to register your bike on campus, campus safety and helpful tips.
Please be mindful when riding your bike: most American drivers are not used to sharing the road with bicyclists, so use caution.