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

Effective from Monday 19 July 2021, The UNSW Shuttle Bus service between Kensington and Paddington campuses is temporarily suspended until further notice. This includes the regular scheduled day service and the night shuttle bus service. 

The shuttle bus service will return to its regular weekday service, day and night, once required.

You can catch the UNSW Night Shuttle from your location on campus to your parked car, bus, or tram stop between 6.30 and 11.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding weekends and public holidays. It’s free. 

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.  

You can catch the UNSW Shuttle bus that runs between UNSW Kensington campus and UNSW Art & Design Paddington campus.

The bus stop is located at Gate 8 on High Street, Kensington  and at Greens Road, Paddington near the Art & Design campus entrance.

The service operates Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 7.00pm and runs to a timetable. View the shuttle bus timetable.