Public transport

To foster a sustainable, healthy lifestyle and help reduce parking and traffic problems we encourage staff and students to use public transport, cycle or walk to UNSW as alternatives to driving a car.

With nearly 1,700 UNSW Express Bus services per week from Central station the campus is easy to access via public transport.

Transport for NSW Info

The Transport for NSW (TfNSW) website 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).

For more information go to Transport for NSW.


Express bus services run between the Kensington campus and Central station, as well as a shuttle bus to the Paddington campus. Find more information on UNSW bus services.

Light Rail

The L2 Randwick line opens 11am Saturday 14 Dec 2019.

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

The UNSW High Street stop is at Gate 9, near the corner of High Street and Wansey Road.

High frequency services mean you can just turn up and go. Simply tap on and tap off at Opal card readers at the platform.

In March 2020 the L3 Kingsford Line will open, adding five more stops between Moore Park and Kingsford at Nine Ways, including the UNSW Anzac Parade stop.

Find out more at Sydney Light Rail.

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.

In New South Wales, there are public transport options throughout the night and early morning. You can use the Trip Planner or a transport app to plan your late night travel.

Additional Travel Information

Opal cards are smartcard tickets that you keep, top up and reuse to pay for travel on public transport. Simply add value to your Opal card then tap on and tap off to pay your fares on metro, trains, buses, ferries and light rail – anywhere within the Opal network.

Further Information please visit: Opal cards and fares.

Where to buy Opal Cards:

To travel on trains, buses, the Light Rail and ferry services in NSW, all you need is an Opal card. This can be purchased at stations, selected retailers or online.

Students and staff can purchase Opal cards at the following retailers on campus.

- WH Smith - Newsagent, Shop 4 and 5, Morven Brown Building (C20)
- WH Smith - Newsagent, Shop G035C, The Quadrangle (E15)
- UNSW Post Office, Library Walk, Mathews Building (F22)
- New College Village Convenience Store (H3), New College Postgrad Village, Anzac Pde

Information on where to purchase Opal cards off-campus.

Authorised TfNSW Revenue Protection Officers and NSW Police officers are responsible for ensuring ticketing compliance and patrolling public transport. They have the right to ask to see your ticket and concession entitlement at any time and often patrol the UNSW Express services.

Details can be found on the Transport for NSW website.

When on board public transport, including the UNSW Express services, offer your seat to someone who needs it more than you. This includes people who are older, who have a disability or impaired mobility, who are pregnant or travelling with children. Further details can be found on the Transport for NSW website.