Buses, trains & ferries

In this section:

131500 Transport Info
The 131500 Transport Info service has been designed to provide you with all the information you need to plan an efficient and successful journey across the entire public transport network (including buses, trains and ferries).

Visit this site to:
  • plan your individual trip
  • view bus, train and ferry timetables
  • view fare information
  • download transport apps.
For more information visit www.131500.com.au.

Where to buy tickets.
Students and staff can purchase travel tickets or top up their Opal card balance at the following retailers on campus. 
  • WH Smith - NewsagentShop 4 and 5, Morven Brown Building (C20)
  • WH Smith - NewsagentShop G035C, The Quadrangle (E15)
  • UNSW Post OfficeLibrary Walk, Mathews Building (F22)
  • New College Village Convenience Store (H3), New College Postgrad Village, Anzac Pde

Information on where to purchase tickets off-campus.


Buses to UNSW from Central Station

UNSW Express Bus routes (890, 891, 892 and 895) run to and from Eddy Avenue, Central Station. These routes are prepay only and are fast and high frequency. View timetables for the UNSW Express and other bus routes.

891 buses during UNSW exam periods

During exam periods, the 891 UNSW Express bus service diverts to a stop near the Randwick Racecourse for student examinations. Bus drivers have been instructed that this is a compulsory stop. There will be no change to the route from campus back to Central Station.

Buses during UNSW holidays

All UNSW 890, 891, 892 and 895 Express bus services to and from the campus will operate on a reduced timetable. UNSW 895 Express bus services pick up passengers from High St (near Gate 3). View the UNSW Express timetable.

Alternative services:

  • 339        Central Station on Foveaux St just east of Elizabeth St. 
  • 372        Central Station
  • 373        Museum Station
  • 374        Central Station
  • 376        Museum Station
  • 377        Museum Station

Other key bus services to UNSW

  • Metrobus 10 (M10) – Leichhardt to Maroubra Junction via Anzac Parade
  • Metrobus 50 (M50) – Drummoyne to Coogee via the City, Anzac Parade and High Street
  • 370 - Leichardt to Coogee via Anzac Parade and High Street
  • 400 - Burwood to Bondi Junction via High Street. 

Bus tickets and fares

Information: bus tickets and fares.

Fare evasion: You can incur an on-the-spot fine of $200 or more if you travel without a valid ticket. State Transit Revenue Protection Officers monitor all bus services and are frequent visitors on bus service routes to and from UNSW campuses.



Sydney Trains

Sydney Trains run the passenger train service covering suburban Sydney and extending to the Hunter, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and South Coast regions.
Trains do not operate from midnight to 4.30am. Between these hours you can catch the Nightrider bus service. For more information on this service, and for timetable and fare information, visit www.sydneytrains.info.
Fare evasion: You can incur an on-the-spot fine of $200 or more if you travel without a valid ticket. State Transit Revenue Protection Officers monitor all train services.


Sydney Ferries

Sydney Ferries operate on Sydney Harbour and connect the city to a variety of locations. 


UNSW Art and Design (formerly, COFA) Shuttle Bus

A courtesy shuttle bus operates between Paddington Campus (UNSW Art and Design, formerly COFA) and UNSW Kensington Campus during the academic year. The shuttle bus stop is located at the Gate 8 entrance on High Street (UNSW Kensington) and at the Greens Rd entrance (Paddington). 

Please note the primary purpose of the shuttle bus is to operate as a night shuttle bus. Capacity and frequency is limited. Students and staff are encouraged to take public transport. The shuttle bus service will resume on Monday 13 February 2017. 


Travel concessions for UNSW students 

UNSW students who are eligible for travel concessions can apply for a Concession Opal card.

  • Before you can apply, you need to give your consent for UNSW to share your details (your name, date of birth and zID number) with Transport for NSW.
  • Log in to myUNSW and tick the checkbox to give your consent (see the Concession Opal card link in the Online Services section of the My Student Profile tab).
  • Please allow two business days for your information to reach Transport for NSW before you apply for your Concession Opal card at opal.com.au or by calling 13 67 25 (13 OPAL).
  • If at any point you lose your Concession Opal card, please contact Opal directly on 13 67 25 (13 OPAL).

Eligible students travelling outside the Opal zone will need to fill in an Application for a NSW Tertiary Student Concession Card. Please bring the completed form to FM Assist. If at any point you lose your your travel concession card, you will need to apply directly toTransport for NSW For a replacement. Please complete the Replacement Travel Concession form.

Further details about the Concession Opal card are available on opal.com.au

Ticketing changes in 2016 

From Monday 1 August 2016, adult and concession paper tickets will no longer be sold or accepted. You will need an Opal card, Opal single trip ticket or Opal single bus ticket before commencing your public transport journey. Single trip tickets will not be available with a student discount - only adult or child/youth fares will be sold. Students travelling on a child ticket may be fined for fare evasion. 

Part-time students or students who don’t meet the eligibility criteria can pick up an Adult Opal card from any Opal retailer. To find your nearest Opal retailer visit retailers.opal.com.au.

International Student Tickets

The last valid day for travel on the 90-day and 365-day tickets will be Sunday 31 July 2016. Refunds for valid 90-day and 365-day international student tickets and other valid mulit-use tickets are available online until October - visit www.tickets.sydneytrains.info for details. International students will need an Adult Opal Card (unless they are eligible for concession travel). Visit opal.com.au for more information about travel benefits, caps and Sunday travel discounts.

Further information

For further information about eligibility, or providing consent, please contact: