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As of Semester 1, 2017 the USC Express Shuttle will no longer provide services to and from the Noosa and Caloundra districts. This decision was driven by consistently low patronage on these routes. If this directly affects your travel plans for 2017, USC recommends referring to the new 2017 Translink travel planner for alternative bus travel options to and from campus. A couple of travel options have been outlined on the Public Transport page, for reference.

The USC Express Shuttle Service charges subsidised fares for direct USC travel routes to all staff and students whom hold a current University identification card.

Services commence on the first day of Semester and run until the last day of Semester 1 and 2 only. The shuttle service operates during teaching weeks from Monday to Friday and does not run during University breaks, including the Easter intra-semester break, the exam period or on public holidays.

Routes

In 2017, the University will provide express shuttle buses between:

  • Gympie campus (via Cooroy) and the Sippy Downs campus
  • North Lakes (via Petrie) and the Sippy Downs campus
  • Caboolture (via Narangba, Burpengary and Morayfield) and the Sippy Downs campus

Please note: USC is not responsible for ensuring that the shuttle buses arrive on time, or that passengers comply with travel regulations. For all matters relating the whereabouts of a late bus, or travel regulations, please contact the bus service provider directly.

Ticketing and fares

Tickets and Semester Passes will be available for purchase from Orientation Week in Semester 1, 2017

Purchasing tickets
Sippy Downs

One way tickets are available at the Brasserie and Cafe C and are sold as single tickets or can be purchased in multiple amounts.

Gympie

Students can purchase one way tickets from Gympie to Sippy Downs at the USC Gympie Student Central desk. EFTPOS/credit card only, no cash transactions.

Tickets will be handed to the bus driver when boarding the USC Shuttle Bus. Tickets will not be redeemable for cash, nor will lost or stolen tickets be replaced.

Purchasing an e-Shuttle Semester Pass

An e-Shuttle Semester Pass can be purchased online through the University secure payment facility. The proof of payment sticker must be attached to your University identification card and shown to the bus driver upon boarding.

If you travel regularly, an e-Shuttle Semester Pass could save you up to 60% on travel costs when compared with purchasing One Way Tickets.

  1. Go to USC's secure payments facility
  2. Fill in all required personal details

  3. Select your destination

  4. Based on your selection, the amount will automatically be calculated

  5. Finalise payment using your credit card (Mastercard or Visa)

  6. Print the confirmation receipt of your payment and take it to Student Central with your USC Identification Card to receive your Shuttle Proof of Purchase sticker.

  7. You will be issued a Semester Sticker Pass on your USC Identification Card which is tamper evident.

    • Note: Once it has been removed it cannot be reused on your card. Lost identification cards or removed Shuttle Proof of Purchase Stickers must be reported to Student Central and will be replaced for a fee.

  8. Show your USC Identification Card Semester Pass Sticker every time you board the USC shuttle bus

Note: You must print your proof of purchase and hand it to Student Central to collect your Semester Pass sticker. No Semester Passes will be issued unless you have printed a paper copy of your proof of purchase.

Alternatively, if you would like to pay for your Semester Pass in person via EFTPOS (no cash); visit Student Central located on Ground Floor, Building C.

 

Zone Route Destination Semester Pass One Way Ticket
1 Gympie USC Gympie / Gympie / Cooroy A$150 A$3
2 North Lakes Petrie / North Lakes A$200 A$4
3 Caboolture Narangba / Burpengary / Morayfield / Caboolture A$200 A$4
Conditions of purchase and use
  • Your Semester Pass is only active once you have your Proof of Purchase attached to your USC Identification Card. You will be required to purchase daily tickets until such proof is received
  • A Semester Pass must be purchased for each Semester
  • A Semester Pass and tickets are non refundable
  • A Semester Pass is not transferable
  • Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced
  • If your student ID card has been lost or destroyed, you can request a replacement card at Student Central for a cost of A$10. Replacement of your Semester Pass Proof of Purchase will be an additional A$10. Student Central accepts EFTPOS payments only. Strictly no cash.
  • Your Proof of Purchase will be considered invalid for travel if the seal has been tampered with or broken. Replacement of your Semester Pass Proof of Purchase will be A$10. Student Central accepts EFTPOS payments only. Strictly no cash.
  • You are reminded that while travelling on the USC Express Shuttles you must abide by all USC Policies and Procedures

Consider combining your methods of travel in a single day, for example using the USC Shuttle or a TransLink service in one direction, and carpooling in another.

All enquiries about the USC Express Shuttle and any other travel initiatives can be emailed to travel2USC@usc.edu.au.

Timetables

USC Express Shuttle Timetable 2017 (PDF 200KB)
Zone 1 | Gympie
Southbound - USC Gympie to USC Sunshine Coast (3 services)
Location Bus Stop No Run 1 Time Run 2 Time Run 3 Time
Depart USC Gympie/TAFE Unmarked 6:10am 10:40am 4:15pm
Depart Gympie Intercity Bus Stop 770104 6:20am 10:50am 4:25pm
Depart Cooroy Station 301599 7:00am 11:10am 4:45pm
Arrive, USC Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs), Platform 2 301501 7:40am 11:50am 5:25pm
Northbound - USC Sunshine Coast to USC Gympie (3 services)
Location Bus Stop No Run 1 Time Run 2 Time Run 3 Time
Depart USC Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs), Platform 2 301501 7:45am 12:15pm 5:30pm
Depart Cooroy Station 301599 8:25am 12:55pm 6:10pm
Depart Gympie Intercity Bus Stop 770104 8:45am 1:15pm 6:30pm
Arrive USC Gympie/TAFE Unmarked 8:55am 1:25pm 6:40pm
Zone 2 | North Lakes
Northbound - North Lakes to USC Sunshine Coast (2 services)
Location Bus Stop No Run 1 Time Run 2 Time
Depart Petrie Station 310091 6:35am 8:50am
Depart North Lakes Bus Interchange 319038 6:50am 9:05am
Arrive USC Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs), Platform 3 301502 7:40am 9:55am
Southbound - USC Sunshine Coast to North Lakes (2 services)
Location Bus Stop No Run 1 Time Run 2 Time
Depart USC Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs), Platform 3 301502 4:05pm 6:20pm
Depart North Lakes Bus Interchange 319038 4:55pm 7:10pm
Arrive Petrie Station 310091 5:10pm 7:25pm
Zone 3 | Caboolture
Northbound - Caboolture to USC Sunshine Coast (2 services)
Location Bus Stop No Run 1 Time Run 2 Time
Depart Narangba, Young Road 310782 6:05am 8:25am
Depart Burpengary Station 310047 6:15am 8:35am
Depart Burpengary Plaza 310048 6:20am 8:40am
Depart Morayfield, Oakey Flat Road 310778 6:30am 8:50am
Depart Morayfield Shopping Centre 310085 6:35am 8:55am
Depart Caboolture Station 310053 6:50am 9:10am
Arrive USC Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs), Platform 3 301502 7:35am 9:55am
Southbound - USC Sunshine Coast to Caboolture (2 services)
Location Bus Stop No Run 1 Time Run 2 Time
Depart USC Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs), Platform 3 301502 4:05pm 6:25pm
Depart Caboolture Station 310053 4:50pm 7:10pm
Depart Morayfield Shopping Centre 310085 5:05pm 7:25pm
Depart Morayfield, Oakey Flat Road 310778 5:10pm 7:30pm
Depart Burpengary Plaza 310048 5:20pm 7:40pm
Depart Burpengary Station 310047 5:25pm 7:45pm
Arrive Narangba, Young Road 310782 5:30pm 7:55pm

Travel times may vary depending on traffic conditions. Please arrive ten minutes prior to the departure time to ensure you do not miss your bus service.

For all matters relating to timing of buses, or travel incidents and regulations, please contact:

  • Gympie route: Polleys Bus Service (07) 5480 4500
  • North Lakes and Caboolture routes: Kangaroo Bus Lines Head Office - Burpengary 1300 287 525, or Sunshine Coast Office (07) 5445 4741
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