R-LINE Buses

R-LINE bus

Capital Area Transit Bus 1288 R-Line by bendertj, on Flickr https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3758/9501613785_08e8056ce3_m.jpg

If you live, work, or visit downtown Raleigh often, there is something very important that you should know. DOWNTOWN RALEIGH HAS A FREE BUS! It’s called the R-LINE.

When you are downtown, you can take these green and blue buses to many other downtown locations. It goes in a circle from Peace University in the north to Shaw University in the south, and from Glenwood Avenue in the west to Wilmington Street in the east. Most downtown restaurants, stores, museums, concert halls, and art galleries are within 4 blocks of the R-LINE, making it very convenient.

When can I use the R-LINE?

These buses are available:

  • Monday-Wednesday – 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Thursday-Saturday – 7:00 a.m. – 2:15 a.m.
  • Sunday – 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

There are always 2 buses running, so the longest wait time for a bus is about 15 minutes.

For more information on the R-LINE, including a map and a list of bus stops, click here.