Buses

MQP Transport BusAccess

Buses travel through the university on Balaclava Road, Macquarie Drive and University Avenue. Some routes are only accessible from outside the campus at the bus stop located near the entrances to the Macquarie University Train Station and Macquarie Centre (located on Herring Rd).

Routes

Bus services are provided by:

Timetables

Printed bus timetables are available at the Campus Experience "Spot" (in Building C10A) or can be downloaded below.

View all Macquarie University timetables and routes...

Route Bus Company Service

Route M41 Hurstville to Macquarie

Metro Bus

High frequency service (every 15 mins). Every 20 mins at night and on weekends.
Departs from: Macquarie Drive

Route M54 Parramatta to Macquarie Park

Metro Bus

High frequency service (every 15 mins). Every 20 mins at night and on weekends.
Departs from: University Ave

Route 140 Manly to Epping

Sydney Buses

Monday to Friday peak hour limited stops service
Departs from: Macquarie Drive

Route 197 Macquarie University to Mona Vale

Forest Coach Lines

Monday to Saturday limited service
Departs from:
Macquarie Drive

Route 288 Epping to City via Freeway

Sydney Buses

Daily full time service
Departs from:
Macquarie Drive
 

Route 290 Epping to City via North Sydney

Sydney Buses

Daily full time service
Departs from:
Macquarie Drive

Route 292 Marsfield
to City

Sydney Buses

Daily full time service
Departs from:
Macquarie Drive

Route 294 Macquarie Centre to City

Sydney Buses

Monday to Friday peak hour service
Departs from:
Macquarie Drive

Route 295 North Epping
to Macquarie Centre

Sydney Buses

Daily daytime service
Departs from:
Macquarie Drive

Route 459 Burwood to Macquarie University

Sydney Buses

Monday to Friday daytime service
Departs from:
Macquarie Drive

Route 506 Macquarie University
to City via Hunters Hill

Sydney Buses

Monday to Saturday daytime service
Departs from:
Macquarie Drive

Route 507 Macquarie University
to City via Victoria Road

Sydney Buses

Selected Monday to Saturday services
Departs from:
Macquarie Drive

Route 518 Macquarie University
to City via Victoria Road

Sydney Buses

Daily daytime and early evening service
Departs from:
Macquarie Drive

Route 544 Auburn to Macquarie Centre

Sydney Buses

Monday to Saturday daytime service
Departs from:
University Ave

Route 545 Parramatta
to Chatswood

Sydney Buses

Daily full time service
Departs from:
Macquarie Drive

Route 550 Chatswood to Parramatta

Sydney Buses

Monday to Friday peak hour service (school days only)
Departs from:
Macquarie Drive

Route 565 Chatswood
to Macquarie
University

Shorelink Buses

Daily full time service
Departs from:
Macquarie Drive

Route 575 Macquarie University to Hornsby

Shorelink Buses

Daily full time service
Departs from:
Macquarie Drive

Route 611 Macquarie University to Blacktown

Hills Bus

Daily full time service
Departs from:
Herring Road (near train station)

Route 619 Castle Hill to Macquarie Park (via Baulkham Hills Junction)

Hills Bus

Daily full time service
Departs from:
Herring Road (near train station)

Route 621 Castle Hill to City

Hillsbus

Daily full time service
Departs from:
Herring Road (near train station)

Route 630 Blacktown to Macquarie Centre

Hillsbus

Monday to Friday
Departs from:
University Ave

Route 651 Castle Hill via West Pennant Hills to Macquarie

Hillsbus

Monday to Friday
Departs from:
Herring Road (near train station)

Route 740 Plumpton to Macquarie Park

Busways

Monday to Friday
 

Fees and Regulations

Information on ticket prices is available at Sydney Buses. See other bus company links for bus fare information. The most popular tickets on Sydney Buses services that save time and money are TravelTen (10 trips) and TravelPass (weekly ticket). These tickets can be purchased from the Campus Experience "Spot" (in Building C10A) and local newsagents. Please note that in NSW, the only international students permitted to receive student concession fares are those sponsored by the Australian Government or students involved in formal university exchange programs.

To encourage staff to utilise the various public transport options available, we are setting up interest free travel loans for continuing and fixed-term staff. You can apply for the Staff Travel Loan Scheme.

Information for Students - Concession fares on public transport...

Public transport concessions allow students to receive a discounted fare on Cityrail trains, Sydney buses and ferries.

To be eligible, the student must:

  • be an Australian citizen or hold a Permanent Resident visa
  • be a full-time student, enrolled in internal classes (not external mode)
  • not receive any remuneration (scholarships and allowances such as Austudy and the Youth Allowance are not counted as remuneration)

To receive a transport concession sticker, students may either be given one at their enrolment at the start of the year, or obtain one from the Student Enquiry Service (Level 1, Lincoln Building, C8A). The Student Enquiry Service normally administers this from week 3 of each semester. Concession stickers are valid until the end of March the following year, eg the 2012 sticker will be valid until 31st March 2013. Please remember to renew your concession sticker if you are eligible.

Please note that in NSW, the only international students permitted to receive student concession fares are those sponsored by the Australian Government or students involved in formal university exchange programs.



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