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The morning-southbound Gympie shuttle service will depart at 10.30am from Friday, 26 August 2016.

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.

The shuttle operates on routes which are not currently serviced by Translink, including to North Lakes, Coolum, Cooroy and areas around Caloundra.

Our routes:

The University provides express shuttle buses between:

  • Noosa Junction (via Noosa Civic and Coolum) and the Sippy Downs campus.
  • Gympie campus (via Cooroy) and the Sippy Downs campus.
  • North Lakes (via Caboolture) and the Sippy Downs campus.
  • Caloundra (via Currimundi and Little Mountain) and the Sippy Downs campus.

Refer to the timetables below for scheduling details including arrival and departure times.

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 call Polleys Bus Service on +61 7 5480 4500 for the Gympie route, and Translink Sunbus Service on +61 7 5450 7555 for all other routes.

Now that's Travel Smart

In 2015, the USC Express Shuttle Bus services 18 bus runs per day catering for a total of 23,282 patrons getting to and from the University throughout both semesters. That equates to around 180 cars each day and 909 cars each week off the road during the teaching weeks of Semester 1 and 2. The shuttle service is part of the University's commitment to environmentally sustainable transport options for students and staff.

Some of the benefits of using the shuttle service are:

  • contributing to reduce the level of carbon dioxide emissions entering the atmosphere;
  • reducing pressure on availability of car parking spaces on campus; and
  • saving money on travel costs.

Ticketing and fares

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 Destination Semester Pass One Way Ticket
Zone 1

Gympie / Cooroy

Noosa / Coolum

Caloundra / Currimundi / Little Mountain

A$90 A$3
Zone 2 Caboolture A$120 A$4
Zone 3 North Lakes A$150 A$5
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 receivedUSC shuttle bus zones
  • 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
Shuttle timetables

Noosa/Coolum

Morning—southbound
Location Bus Stop No Time
Depart Noosa Junction Station Stop B, Noosa Heads 317907 6.50am
Depart Noosa Civic Shopping Centre, Noosaville 301499 7:00am
Depart Barns Lane, behind Coolum State School, Coolum Beach 314640 7.15am
Arrive USC, Sippy Downs   7.45am
Afternoon—northbound
Location Bus Stop No Time
Depart USC, Sippy Downs   5.15pm
Arrive Barns Lane, behind Coolum State School, Coolum Beach 314640 5.40pm
Arrive Noosa Civic Shopping Centre, Noosaville 301499 5.55pm
Arrive Noosa Junction Station Stop B, Noosa Heads 317907 6.05pm

North Lakes/Caboolture — two services

Morning (service 1)—northbound
Location Bus Stop No Time
Depart North Lakes Station, Platform 1 (Cnr Endeavour Drive and The Corso), North Lakes 319038 6.45am
Depart Caboolture Station, Bus Stop E, Caboolture 310053 7.05am
Arrive USC, Sippy Downs   7.45am
Morning (service 2)—northbound 
 Location Bus Stop No  Time
Depart North Lakes Station, Platform 1 (Cnr Endeavour Drive and The Corso), North Lakes 319038 8.45am
Depart Caboolture Station, Bus Stop E, Caboolture 310053 9.05am
Arrive USC, Sippy Downs   9.45am
Afternoon—southbound
Location Bus Stop No Time
Depart USC, Sippy Downs   4.10pm
Arrive Caboolture Station, Bus Stop E, Caboolture 310053 4.50pm
Arrive North Lakes Station, Platform 1 (Cnr Endeavour Drive and The Corso), North Lakes 319038 5.10pm
Evening—southbound
Location Bus Stop No Time
Depart USC, Sippy Downs   6.10pm
Arrive Caboolture Station, Bus Stop E, Caboolture 310053 6.50pm
Arrive North Lakes Station, Platform 1 (Cnr Endeavour Drive and The Corso), North Lakes 319038 7.10pm

Caloundra/Currimundi/Little Mountain

Morning—northbound
Location Bus Stop No Time
Depart Bulcock St, The Roundabout between Moreton Parade and Bulcock Street, Caloundra 301574 8.10am
Depart First Ave, Caloundra between Mayes Avenue and Stockland Caloundra Shopping Centre Access 301572 8:12am
Depart Bellara St at Currimundi Marketplace Access Road, Currimundi 301600 8.25am
Depart Nicklin Way at Coora Crescent, Currimundi (between Erang Street and Bellara Drive) 301603 8.26am
Depart corner Parklands Blvd and Village Way, Little Mountain 302023 8:30am
Arrive USC, Sippy Downs   8.50am
Afternoon—southbound
Location Bus Stop No Time
Depart USC, Sippy Downs   4.20pm
Arrive corner Parklands Blvd and Village Way, Little Mountain 302022 4.30pm
Arrive Bellara St at Currimundi Marketplace Access Road, Currimundi 301600 4.35pm
Arrive Nicklin Way at Coora Crescent, Currimundi (between Erang Street and Bellara Drive) 301604 4:36pm
Arrive First Ave, Caloundra between Mayes Avenue and Stockland Caloundra Shopping Centre Access 301571 4:48pm
Arrive Bulcock St, The Roundabout between Moreton Parade and Bulcock Street, Caloundra 301604 4.50pm

Gympie — three services — Look for the Polleys bus

Morning—southbound (Run 561)
Location Bus Stop No Time
Depart from roundabout at EAST Coast TAFE, Gympie Campus, Cartwright Road   6.30am
Depart Gympie Intercity Bus Stop, River Road (outside PC place) 770104 6.35am
Depart Cooroy, corner Elm and Opal Streets 301598 7:00am
Arrive USC, Sippy Downs   7.40am
Morning—northbound (Run 562)
Location Bus Stop No Time
Depart USC, Sippy Downs   7.45am
Arrive Cooroy, Elm Street 301598 8.15am
Arrive Gympie Intercity Bus Stop, River Road (outside PC place) 770104 8.50am
Arrive USC Gympie Campus, TAFE   8.55am
Morning—southbound (Run 563)
Location Bus Stop No Time
Depart from roundabout at EAST Coast TAFE, Gympie Campus, Cartwright Road   10.30am
Depart Gympie Intercity Bus Stop, River Road (outside PC place) 770104 10.35am
Depart Cooroy, corner Elm and Opal Streets 301598 11.00am
Arrive USC, Sippy Downs   11.50am
Morning—northbound (Run 564)
Location Bus Stop No Time
Depart USC, Sippy Downs   12.15pm
Arrive Cooroy, Elm Street 301598 12.45pm
Arrive Gympie Intercity Bus Stop, River Road (outside PC place) 770104 1.20pm
Arrive USC Gympie Campus, TAFE   1.25pm
Afternoon—southbound (Run 567)
Location Bus Stop No Time
Depart from roundabout at EAST Coast TAFE, Gympie Campus, Cartwright Road   4.15pm
Depart Gympie Intercity Bus Stop, River Road (outside PC place) 770104 4.20pm
Depart Cooroy, corner Elm and Opal Streets 301598 4.45pm
Arrive USC, Sippy Downs   5.25pm
Evening—northbound (Run 568)
Location Bus Stop No Time
Depart USC, Sippy Downs   5.30pm
Arrive Cooroy, Elm Street 301598 6.00pm
Depart Gympie Intercity Bus Stop, River Road (outside PC place) 770104 6.25pm
Arrive USC Gympie Campus, TAFE   6.30pm

Travel times may vary depending on traffic conditions.

Please arrive ten minutes prior to boarding time to ensure you do not miss your bus service.

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.

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