Bus Service




Transit service began in Wake Forest in July 2008 giving residents the opportunity to use a free local circulator service (Wake Forest Loop) that serves the Town and provides access to grocery stores, shopping, and other services and ride a weekday rush-hour express from Wake Forest to downtown Raleigh (Wake Forest Express). The two routes are the result of a partnership between the Town of Wake Forest and GoRaleigh.

Both the Wake Forest Express Route and the Wake Forest Loop Route are operated using GoRaleigh vehicles.

Wake Forest-Raleigh Express (WRX)

The Wake Forest-Raleigh Express (WRX) serves a Park and Ride Lot (located at the intersection of White Street and Elm Avenue) in Wake Forest, the Triangle Town Center Park-and-Ride at Orvis, State Government, and the Moore Square Transit Station during rush hour. Tickets can be purchased on the GoRaleigh website, in-person at the GoRaleigh Station, or at Wake Forest Town Hall. Ticket sales at Town Hall can be made by visiting the Planning Department on the 3rd Floor.


Fare Type
Regular Fare Price
Reduced Fare Price*
Express Day Pass $6.00  $2.50
Express 7-Day Pass $22.00 $9.25 
Express 31-Day Pass $102.00 $42.50 
Youth (6-18) Discount* Discount*

Children (0-5)

         Free Free 

Seniors (65+)

Discount* Discount*

* Reduced Fares are reserved persons with Disabilities and Medicare Card Holders. In order to take advantage of Reduced Fares, passengers should apply for a GoRaleigh ID Card. GoRaleigh ID Cards allow the following discounts: Seniors (65+) can ride for free, persons with Disabilities can purchase tickets are Reduced Fair Prices. Go Raleigh ID cards can be obtained by filling out the GoRaleigh ID Card Application or by calling 919-996-3459. ID Cards from GoTriangle, GoDurham, and GoCary will be honored by GoRaleigh. Youth (12 and younger) and Teens (13-18) can ride the bus for free with a Youth GoPass. The Application for a Youth GoPass can be found here. For more information, please visit the GoRaleigh Website.

Wake Forest Express (WRX) Weekday Schedule

WRX Holiday Schedule

The Wake Forest-Raleigh Express does not operate on New Year's Day, MLK Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For all bus route holiday schedules, visit www.goraleigh.org or call 919-485-7433.

Accessible Raleigh Transportation Program (ART)  

If you are a Wake Forest resident with a physical or mental disability that makes it impossible to drive a car and/or use Wake Forest Bus Service, you may qualify for the Accessible Raleigh Transportation Program (ART). This program provides subsidized curb-to-curb transportation service through participating contractors. The program in Wake Forest is administered by the City of Raleigh and funded by the Town of Wake Forest.

For more information, visit the ART website or call 919-435-9441. 

Wake Forest Loop (WFL)

The no-cost Wake Forest Loop is a local circulator for residents wanting to travel within Wake Forest and a portion of the Wakefield community. The Wake Forest Loop serves the Park and Ride at White Street and Elm Avenue for those riders wanting to connect with the Wake Forest-Raleigh Express in rush hours and with Triangle Town Center in midday. 

In addition to the local route, ADA Paratransit (door to door service) is provided for eligible persons with disabilities whose trips originate within 3/4 miles of the Wake Forest Loop and end within the service areas of GoRaleigh.

WFL Holiday Schedule

The Wake Forest Loop does not provide service on New Year's Day, MLK Jr. Day, Good Friday, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. To view all bus route holiday schedules, visit www.goraleigh.org or call 919-485-7433.

Wake Forest Loop (WFL) Weekday Schedule

Route Brochures 

Full schedules for routes are available for download and at the Wake Forest Town Hall. Please note there is no Wake Forest Saturday or Sunday service.

Bus schedule brochure (PDF)


As an alternative to driving to and from work, riding the bus offers many advantages. And today's soaring gas prices make the bus a better way to get there. Just a few of the benefits include:

  • flexible schedules

  • low cost

  • reduced wear and tear, and maintenance, on your personal vehicle

  • the opportunity to get work done during your commute, or read the paper - or just relax!

  • reduced emissions, cleaner air


Bus Service
Transportation Engineer