Bus and Safe Ride Services

AppalCART

AppalCART is the transportation authority that provides public transportation for all of Boone and Watauga County, including Appalachian State University. Student parking on the main campus is very limited, so students are strongly encouraged to ride AppalCART whenever possible. Because the service is subsidized by the University, students may ride free of charge. Bus shelters are located at all perimeter parking areas, as well as many other campus locations. For additional information about AppalCART's services, call (828) 264-2278, or visit the AppalCART web site.

Mountaineer Safe Walk/Ride

The Appalachian Police Department operates a campus safety escort service, Mountaineer Safe Walk/Ride, to provide a safety escort for students during the evening hours who may feel uncomfortable walking alone after dark. 

Updated 9/8/20

Sunway Charters Bus Service (Triad and Charlotte)

Sunway Charters operates the bus routes that run to and from Boone to Winston-Salem and Charlotte. You can find more information in the "Daily Line Runs" section of their website or by telephone at (336) 767-1511 (East to West) and (704) 348-1200 (North to South).