Getting to Macquarie

Getting to Macquarie

Macquarie encourages travel by public transport rather than car, as we strive to be sustainable in all that we do. Public transport services to the University extend right across Sydney. If you live close by, then walking and cycling is easy and inexpensive. If you choose to drive, then why not car share or mix travel modes?

Public transport

Public transport is the best way to get to Macquarie University. There are regular trains and buses to and from the University, and you will need an Opal card to travel.

On-demand transport

Keoride is an on-demand transport service to and from the Macquarie Park area. It is available as part of the NSW Government trial of flexible public transport.

How does it work?
  • If you live in the Keoride service area, the minibus will pick you up and drop you off at the closest safe place to stop en-route
  • Make a booking up to 30 minutes before a trip via the app, website or by phone 1800 KEORIDE (1800 536 7433)
  • Keoride Macquarie Park operates during peak hours, Monday to Friday
  • Single fares start from $2.60

Sydney Metro - coming early 2019

Sydney Metro Northwest will provide a safe, fast and better-connected train service for Macquarie University. Sydney Metro Northwest will link the University to Rouse Hill and beyond in the north west, and to Chatswood on the north shore to connect with Sydney Trains services.

Sydney Metro Northwest will be a 'turn up and go' service with a train arriving every four minutes during peak periods.

Station upgrade important information

  • To enable the conversion to the Metro, the Macquarie University, Macquarie Park and North Ryde train stations will be closing temporarily from 30 SEPTEMBER 2018
  • During this time, the University will be supported by the Station Link public transport network
  • Replacement bus services will be run on a high frequency 'turn up and go' basis, with a service at least every six minutes during peak times
  • Macquarie University is working with Transport for NSW to help minimise the challenges faced by staff and students
  • Questions about travel to campus during this period can be directed to transport@mq.edu.au

Free shuttlebus

The University offers a complimentary shuttlebus service around campus during semester.

  • Operates every half hour between 4:00pm and 12:30am
  • Services student accommodation
  • Hop on or off wherever you choose

Shuttle bus route map and timetable

Walking and cycling

If you live close to Macquarie University, walking or cycling is an easy and cost-effective way to get here.

Best route to take?
Where can I park my bike?
  • Bike parking plus showers and changing facilities are available on campus
  • Bike Hub offers safe, secure bike parking with lockers and shower facilities
Is there a bike share scheme?
  • ReddyGo Bikes are all over campus. Keep an eye out for the bright red bikes with three-speed gears, light aluminium frame and solar powered lights.
  • To use ReddyGo, download the mobile app.
Where can I fix my bike?

There is a bike repair station next to the spiral bike rack on Wally's Walk, between the Central Courtyard and the Campus Common, with tools to fix your bike.

Where can I meet other riders?

Connect with other rides at Bike Macquarie on Facebook.

Car share

It's a well known fact that people who car share are cooler, plus they get priority parking on campus. More details ...

Parking

Parking at Macquarie is limited, with only around 4,000 spaces to accommodate staff, students and visitors. Parking is operated under a Restricted Parking Area scheme and fees apply. More details ...

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