Public Transport

UNSW Sydney’s main campus in Kensington and UNSW Art & Design campus in Paddington are both located in the eastern suburbs and are easily accessible by public transport. Catch a train to Central or the CBD, catch the L2 Randwick Line or L3 Kingsford Line Light Rail, or a bus service to the Kensington campus. Explore the map below or download the PDF.

UNSW Public Transport Map

Light Rail to UNSW

You can catch the light rail from Circular Quay to Randwick. UNSW has a dedicated stop near Gate 9, at the corner of High Street and Wansey Road. 

The L2 Randwick Line includes 14 stops between Circular Quay and Randwick, running down George St through the CBD, Haymarket, Central, Surry Hills, Moore Park, UNSW Gate 9, and ending at Randwick Hospital Campus on High St, Randwick.  

High-frequency services mean you can just turn up and go. The CBD and South East Light Rail service operates as a turn-up-and-go service. It runs every 4-8 minutes between Circular Quay and Central, and every 8-12 minutes between Central and Randwick in the 7.00am-7.00pm peak on weekdays. You can see when the next one is coming by checking the displays on the platform, or on the Transport for NSW app. Tap on and off at the Opal card readers on the platform. 

You can catch the light rail from Circular Quay to Kingsford. UNSW has a dedicated stop near University Mall, on Anzac Parade.

The L3 Kingsford Line includes 14 stops between Circular Quay and Kingsford, running down George St through the CBD, Haymarket, Central, Surry Hills, Moore Park, ES Marks, Kensington, UNSW Anzac Parade, Kingsford and Juniors Kingsford 

High-frequency services mean you can just turn up and go. The CBD and South East Light Rail service operates as a turn-up-and-go service. It runs every 4-8 minutes between Circular Quay and Moore Park, and every 8-12 minutes between Moore Park and Kingsford. You can see when the next one is coming by checking the displays on the platform, or on the Transport for NSW app. Tap on and off at the Opal card readers on the platform. 

UNSW Shuttle Bus

We are experiencing staffing shortages which are affecting the operation of our shuttle bus. To maintain continuity of service, the UNSW-branded bus will be replaced by another vehicle after 7pm each night, until further notice.

The UNSW-branded Shuttle Bus will operate as per the normal timetable between 7am-7pm daily.

After 7pm, UNSW Security will drive a red Mitsubishi ASX (registration CV59UQ) and will continue to stop at each location listed on the Shuttle Bus Timetable.

On Wednesday 13 July 2022 only, UNSW Security has engaged a 12-seater ‘Maxi Taxi’ which will run to the Shuttle Bus timetable between 9am-2pm.

The UNSW Shuttle Bus runs between UNSW Kensington and UNSW Art & Design Paddington. The bus can also stop at UNSW Randwick on demand.

The bus stops are located at Gate 8 on High Street, Kensington, Greens Road, Paddington and inside the entrance to the Randwick Campus. 

The service operates Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 9:30pm and runs to a timetable.

View the shuttle bus timetable.

From 9:30pm until 11:30pm, the Shuttle Bus operates on-demand. You can be picked up from your location on Campus and taken to your parked car, bus, or tram stop. The service operates Monday to Friday, excluding weekends and public holidays and it's free. Contact Security on 9385-6000 to request an escort. 

The bright yellow shuttle bus will stop at car parks, colleges and libraries on Kensington and Randwick Campuses and close to bus stops. 

You can track the shuttle bus via the StaySafe@UNSW app.