Accommodation & travel

Accommodation & travel

Getting to the venue

By train:

Macquarie University train station is located on the Northern Line which runs between between Hornsby and the city via Macquarie Park.

Services run approximately every 15 minutes in both directions.

More information about getting to Macquarie University by train

By bus:

Buses travel through the university on Balaclava Road 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).

More information on getting to Macquarie University by bus

By car:

Macquarie University is located in the suburb of Marsfield. If travelling from the City, the fastest way to reach the University is via the Lane Cove tunnel. If travelling from the Hills districts and the greater west, take the M2 motorway (exit at the Christie Road or Herring Road off-ramps). The University is a short distance from the Sydney Orbtial road network.

More information on getting to Macquarie University by car


Macquarie University is a paid parking area. You must display a valid form of payment or authorisation or you can risk being fined with a parking infringement notice. There are various payment and ticket options available.

More information on parking at Macquarie University

Free shuttle bus around Macquarie University campus and train station

The University offers a complimentary shuttle bus service around the Campus during semester. Simply hop on or off wherever you choose and use the service as much or as little as you like; Monday to Friday during semester from 4:00pm to 12.30am.

More information on the free shuttle bus


Macquarie University campus business hotels:

Macquarie University campus residential colleges:

Off-campus accommodation:

Hotel accommodation is available in the downtown area of Sydney (30 mins by direct train). Proximity to Town Hall or Wynyard Stations is useful.

Other options are at Chatswood (10 mins) and North Sydney (20 mins), both on the train line to the university.

Arriving from overseas - Sydney Airport

Sydney Domestic and International airports are about 30 km from Macquarie University. Transport options from the airport include taxi, airport shuttle and train.


Taxi is a convenient way to travel from the airport, and there are taxi ranks outside the international and domestic terminals. Fares to the university may be $70-$150 AUD (depending on traffic).

Shuttle Bus

Shuttle buses also operate from Airport to Macquarie University. These must be booked in advance by contacting Hills Airport Shuttle.


There are train stations at the international and domestic airport terminals. A train service runs from the Airport to Central Station and takes about 10 minutes. Once at Central Station you should catch a train to Epping or Chatswood train stations. From here you can transfer to “Epping-Chatswood Line” which will take you to Macquarie University. Timetable and fare information is available at the following website:

Public transport information about Sydney

Macquarie University has its own train station, which makes traveling to the University quite easy. Information on public transport timetables and fare information is available from the following website:

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