Cary Transportation

Cary is just over a two-hour drive from the North Carolina coast and within three hours of the mountains.

The town is adjacent to Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Amtrak provides daily passenger train service from the Cary Depot downtown. Cary is adjacent to Raleigh, the state capital. Downtown Durham and Chapel Hill are less than 25 miles away.

Local Bus: C-Tran is Cary's bus system. There are three fixed-routes: North-South, East-West and the Maynard Loop. There is also a door-to-door service for the elderly (55+) and the disabled. The Triangle Transit Authority operates fixed-route buses that serve the region and connect to municipal bus systems in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. For example the 301 travels RTP-North Cary-Downtown Cary-East Cary-NC State University-Downtown Raleigh. Trips can be planned at Go Triangle.

Passenger Rail: The Silver Star, Carolinian, and Piedmont passenger trains stop at the Cary (Amtrak station). They offer service to Charlotte, New York City, Miami, and intermediate points.

Bicycle: The League of American Bicyclists has designated Cary one of the fourteen recipients of the first Bicycle-Friendly Community awards for "providing safe accommodation and facilities for bicyclists and encouraging residents to bike for transportation and recreation".

Walking: Cary Greenways and Trails is a network of sidewalks and paved trails connecting neighborhoods and parks throughout town. These greenways place strict requirements on environmental conditions to preserve a park-like atmosphere. In addition, standard sidewalks and paths exist throughout the city.