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.


Wake Forest Raleigh Express Map
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Wake Forest-Raleigh Express Fares

One Way
  • adult - $3

  • youth, ages 12 and younger - free (with paying adult)

  • youth, ages 13–18 (with Youth Go Pass) - free

  • youth, ages 13–18 (without Youth Go Pass) - $1.25

  • seniors, ages 65+, - free (with ID)

  • disabled* - $1.25

Day Pass
  • adult - $6

  • youth, ages 6–18 - $2.50

  • youth, ages 5 and younger - free

  • seniors, ages 65+ - Free (with ID)

  • disabled* - $2.50

7-Day Express Pass
  • adult - $22

  • youth, ages 6–18 - $9.25

  • youth, ages 5 and younger - free

  • seniors, ages 65+ - free (with ID)

  • disabled* - $9.25

31-Day Express Pass
  • adult - $102

  • youth, ages 6–18 - $42.50

  • youth, ages 5 and younger - free

  • seniors, ages 65+ - free (with ID)

  • disabled* - $42.50

Stored Value Cards**
  • $13.50 stored value card - $12

  • $25 stored value card - $20

  • $50 stored value card - $40

* DISABLED RATE QUALIFICATIONS: Medicare card holders, disabled riders with a VA Disability Card, VA “Service Connected” card or disability card from any transit system.

** Stored Value Cards are valid on Regional and Express Triangle Transit Routes and on C-Tran and GoRaleigh.

DISCOUNTS: UNC, NCSU, NC state government and other Triangle employers may offer free or discounted passes to students and staff. Check with your transportation coordinator or HR department.


Wake Forest Express Weekday Schedule 

WRX 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.


WF Loop Map
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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.


Wake Forest Loop (WFL) Weekly Schedule 

The Wake Forest Loop (WFL) now offers a second bus to run a reverse route and Saturday service.Weekly Schedule


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.


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)

Tips for riding the bus

  • The bus will stop at designated bus stop signs along the route. To board the bus, signal to the driver as he approaches the stop.

  • When you want to exit the bus, press the strip or pull the cord located above the seats at least one-half block before your stop.

  • Whenever possible, exit the bus through the rear doors.

  • To request a new stop, call 919-485-7433.



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


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.