Department of Computer Science
College of Arts and Sciences
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Directions and Other
Getting to the Area |
Visitor Parking |
Chapel Hill Transportation |
Map of Chapel Hill |
Area Hotels |
NOSSDAV will be held at the historic
Carolina Inn on the equally historic campus of the
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. The town of Chapel Hill is located in the
Research Triangle area of North Carolina, which is situated approximately
in the center of the state. The Research Triangle is formed by Chapel
Hill and by the cities of Raleigh and Durham, with the Research Triangle
Park at their center. Visit the following pages for more information on
general environment, and the
Triangle area. For a map of the entire Triangle area, we
Getting to the Area
By Air: The Triangle area is served by
Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).
American Airlines provides direct daily international flights to
RDU from London's Gatwick Airport. Other airlines, including Air Canada,
Continental, Delta, Midway, Northwest, Metrojet, Trans World, United,
and US Airways, provide service to cities within North America,
with connections to cities abroad.
There is currently no public bus or rail transportation between the
airport and the surrounding communities. Some of the larger area hotels
have shuttle services. Taxis are available outside each terminal, near
the baggage claim. The Triangle Transit Authority offers public van
transportation from the airport to specific destinations (919-549-9999).
R&G Airport Shuttle is based at RDU and delivers passengers to area
businesses and universities for approximately $18 (800-840-2RDU). Some
of our faculty use a shuttle service, LTD, (919-840-1836), which charges
$25 one way and $40 return for the ride between the airport and Chapel
Hill. Calling ahead is recommended. Most of the major car rental
companies have offices at RDU. For more information on transportation,
see RDU's ground transportation page.
By Rail: For train travelers, there are
Amtrak stations in Raleigh
and Durham. Call 1-800-USA-RAIL for information and reservations.
By Car: Drivers may reach the Research Triangle area on interstates
40 or 85. More detailed driving directions to the Carolina Inn:
From the North
From the West
- Take Interstate 95 South to Petersburg, Va., then take Interstate 85
South to Durham, N.C.
- Take Exit 174-B (a left exit) onto Highway 15-501 South. There will
be a sign for Chapel Hill at the exit. Continue on this highway for
- You will cross over Interstate 40 and almost immediately you will
enter Chapel Hill. Highway 15-501 South will fork shortly after this;
take the left fork to stay on Highway 15-501 South and continue until
you reach Highway 54 West. (the sign says UNC-Chapel Hill). Take this exit.
- When you reach the bottom of the exit ramp you will be on Highway 54
West (which at this point is also called South Road). Continue on this
road through three stoplights. At the fourth stoplight (South Columbia
Street, a one way street), turn right and proceed one
block to the next stoplight (Cameron Ave.) As you drive this one block the
Carolina Inn is on your left. Turn left on Cameron Ave. and proceed 1 block
to Pittsboro St. Turn left on Pittsboro St. The entrance to the Inn is
on your left.
From the East and RDU Airport
- Take Interstate 85 North through Greensboro and Burlington, then
take Interstate 40 East. Exit from the highway at Exit 266.
- Turn right at the top of the exit ramp. You will be on Highway 86
South and you will stay on this road for 4.2 miles. The name of the
road will change -- from N.C. 86, to Airport Road, to Columbia Street
-- but there will be route signs saying "86" all the way.
- You will drive through a major intersection for Franklin Street,
Chapel Hill's main street which marks the border between UNC's north
campus and the town.
- After passing through this intersection, you will pass through one
set of lights for a pedestrian crossing, then at the next set of lights
(Cameron Avenue), the road you are on (at this point called Columbia
Street) becomes a one-way street and you can only turn left or right.
The Carolina Inn is directly ahead of you on the right. Turn right
on Cameron Ave. and proceed one block to Pittsboro St. Turn left
on Pittsboro. The entrance to the Carolina Inn is on your left.
- From the East, take Interstate 40 West travelling towards Chapel
Hill. From RDU Airport, follow signs to Interstate 40 West.
- Stay on Interstate 40 West for 12 miles, and get off at Exit 273-B,
Highway 54 West (2nd ramp; pass under the bridge first).
- Follow Highway 54 West for approximately 4.5 miles. The road will
be renamed a couple of times but keep going on the same road until you
reach the stoplight at South Columbia Street (in the center of campus).
At South Columbia Street (a one way street at this point), turn right.
Proceed one block to the next stoplight (Cameron Ave.) As you drive this
one block the Carolina Inn is on your left. Turn left on Cameron Ave.
and proceed 1 block to Pittsboro St. Turn left on Pittsboro St. The entrance
to the Inn is on your left.
Chapel Hill Transportation
The town of Chapel Hill has a number of bus routes that serve
the town and campus, including a free campus shuttle and transportation
to park and ride lots. The Blue Line bus runs between Chapel Hill
and Durham with stops at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University. The
Department of Public Safety's page provides more
information about bus service (select "Chapel Hill Transit
Local taxi services include:
This map shows the Carolina Inn, Sitterson Hall (the Computer Science
Department), parking locations, major streets in
Chapel Hill, and the location of several area hotels (see the section
below on hotels). Please widen your window to see the full map (it
it would be less readable if we reduced it to fit the standard
- Airport and Intown Taxi, 500 W. Rosemary Street,
Chapel Hill (919-942-4492)
- Tar Heel Taxi, 110 N. Graham Street, Chapel Hill
(see map above for location)
- Best Western University Inn,
Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, N.C., 27514
- Carolina Inn,
211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, N.C., 27516
- Chapel Hill Inntown (not pictured)
(extended stays: 7 day minimum),
609 Hillsborough Street, Chapel Hill, N.C., 27514
- Comfort Inn,
3508 Mt. Moriah Road, Durham, N.C., 27707
- Days Inn,
15-501 Bypass, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514
- Hampton Inn,
15-501 North, Chapel Hill, N.C., 27514
- Homewood Suites Hotel, (not pictured)
3600 Mt. Moriah Road, Durham, N.C., 27707
- Holiday Inn,
15-501 Bypass, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514
- Omni Europa Hotel,
1 Europa Drive, 15-501 North, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514
- Siena Hotel,
1505 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514
Department of Computer Science
Sitterson Hall, South Columbia Street
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175 USA
Phone: (919) 962-1700
FAX: (919) 962-1799
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