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Transport

There are many options for travelling to the University of Canberra. We have provided some information below to assist you. The ACT Government has also developed a Journey Planner that you can use to compare travel times for cycling, walking and public transport to our Campus.

A series of dedicated cycle and shared cycling and pedestrian footpaths link to the University campus. Further information can be found at http://files.transport.act.gov.au/cyclingmap/.

The University provides an array of bicycle hoops and bicycle storage options around the campus and at each building for your convenience to secure your bike. Whilst we have excellent CCTV coverage of our campus, we encourage you to ensure you lock up your bike to ensure its security.

Secure shelters are also available for residents of UniLodge and Campus Living Villages within their residential precincts.

Green cycle ramps have been installed at the stairs leading from the road near oval 1, up to student central and the concourse and near Building 3. Bicycle repair equipment is installed adjacent to the Foundation Stone near Student Central for your convenience.

The Campus Services map shows information about showers available across the campus. This includes a large facility in Building 1, Level A, behind Mizzuna and a large change and locker room within Building 4.

Pay parking on campus is enforced from 8:00am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday (public holidays excepted). For more information about parking rates and parking information, please visit our Parking website.

Taxi

There are a number of commercial taxi services operating throughout Canberra:

  • Cabxpress: 02 6260 6011
  • Canberra Cabs: 13 2227
  • Elite Taxi Service: 02 6239 3666

Rideshare

Canberra also has ride sharing services available such as Uber, Ola Cabs and the University's Liftango rideshare for staff and students to and from campus.

The University of Canberra is well serviced by buses, with over 18 routes travelling to the College Street stations during the week and 8 on weekends. Specific information on these routes, as well as timetables, fares and network information is available from the Transport Canberra website.

Get your MyWay Card

The easiest way to travel in Canberra on the Public Transport network is to pick up a MyWay card. MyWay is a prepaid ticketing system for convenient, easy travel at a discounted rate. These can be purchased and recharged at the UC Shop on campus, recharge agents, Access Canberra Service Centre or online or by phone. To obtain a student concession MyWay card, just complete the application form at the point of purchase.

Please visit https://www.transport.act.gov.au/tickets-and-myway for more information.

Alternatively, you may pay for bus trips with cash on board the bus.

Using your MyWay Card

Entering the Bus: Tap your MyWay car by waving it over the MyWay card reader located at the front and rear entry passage of the bus. Once the transaction registers, you will hear a single beep and see an on-screen notification. You can then proceed to find a seat or standing area.

Exiting the Bus: Once you reach your desired stop, tap your MyWay card by waving it over the MyWay card reader as you exit the bus.

NXTBUS

Transport Canberra's NXTBUS service tracks the location of your bus in real time. Every bus stop has an ID number. You can search for bus stop IDs on the NXTBUS website. NXTBUS can also tell you if the bus has a bike rack, easy access or is delayed or cancelled via SMS.

Bike and ride

Bicycle enclosures, lockers and bicycle hoops are located at many convenient places around Canberra, providing links with major bus routes. Access to bicycle enclosures is via a registered MyWay card. Most ACTION buses are fitted with a bicycle carrier on the front of the bus with space for two bicycles.

Park and ride

Park and Ride facilities allow users to park their car, and transfer to an ACTION bus. All Park and Ride facilities are well lit and most sites offer weather resistant bus shelters.

Accessible buses

ACTION provides easy access buses and services for hearing, vision and mobility impaired users. You can find more information about this at the Transport Canberra site for Accessible Travel.

Liftango rideshare is a free service open exclusively for UC students and staff members. The free mobile app matches you with other students and staff to rideshare to and from the University of Canberra. By booking your trips and riding with students and staff, the driver will receive a guaranteed car park and both driver and rider have access to monthly rewards.

Further details are available on our website, visit Liftango Rideshare.

Air

The Canberra International Airport is the main airport servicing the Canberra region. Domestic air services to Canberra are provided by Qantas, Virgin Australia, Tiger Air and Fly Pelican. Visit their websites for big discounts by booking early. International Services are also provided directly to the Canberra International Airport by Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways.

Interstate Road Coach Services

Cheap and comfortable coach services between Canberra and other Australian cities and towns are provided by:

Trains

NSW TrainLink Regional Services operates regular trains between:

  • Canberra and Sydney
  • Canberra and Wollongong via a road coach link to/from Moss Vale.
  • Queanbeyan, Canberra and Melbourne via a road coach link to/from Cootamundra

NSW TrainLink provides a safe, comfortable and relaxing way to travel and offer discounts of up to 50% for full time students.

Please visit Transport NSW for more information.