Public transport - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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USC Caboolture is easily accessible by public transport, including train, bus or taxi.

The campus is within easy reach of the Caboolture train station (approximately 1.5 kms) and is serviced by local buses.

During semester, USC students and staff have access to the campus' free shuttle bus service which runs between the station and campus throughout the day. This service is called the Caboolture Loop Shuttle.

The public bus that stops outside the campus on Tallon Street is Route 655.

For route and fare information for the public bus and train visit the Translink website. Visit the USC express shuttle for the Caboolture Loop timetable.

Wide Bay Transit buses link the campus with all major shopping centres and suburbs of Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

USC Fraser Coast is easily accessible by car and bicycle, with ample parking.

Fraser Coast Airport is a 10-minute drive from the campus.

Polleys Coaches link the campus with the main street and shopping centres of Gympie. Students can seek information on Route 1 and Route 9 (Golden Loop).

USC students also have access to school runs if they hold a tertiary concession on a go card. To find out about eligibility, please visit the Translink website.

USC Moreton Bay is easily accessible by public transport, including train, bus or taxi.

The campus is within easy reach of the Petrie train station (approximately 400 metres) and is serviced by local buses.

During semester, USC students and staff have access to the campus' free shuttle bus service which runs between USC Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs) campus and the USC Moreton Bay campus throughout the day. This service is known as the Moreton Bay Shuttle.

The public bus that stops outside the campus at Petrie Station are routes 680 and 686.

However, the train also services the station and covers the following lines:

  • Brisbane City train
  • Caboolture train
  • Gympie train
  • Ipswich train
  • Nambour train
  • Redcliffe Peninsula train
  • Rosewood train
  • Springfield train

The Redcliffe Peninsula line provides Park n Ride station facilities for a total 2,700 parking spaces across the six stations.

For further route and fare information for the public bus and train visit the Translink website.

Visit the USC express shuttle for the Moreton Bay shuttle timetable.

USC SouthBank is easily accessible by public transport, including bus, train and City Cat ferry. For route and fare information visit the Translink website.

Sunbus runs regular bus services between various Sunshine Coast locations and the University's campus at Sippy Downs. The USC Transit Centre includes a three-platform bus interchange and dedicated bus/pedestrian link directly from the University into Chancellor Park.

Refer to the transport map for the location on campus.

Information on Sunbus routes and timetables can be found on the TransLink Journey Planner website. Use the journey planner to find times and services that suit you.

A bus service connects the Queensland Rail CityTrain with the University via Landsborough and Nambour stations. Use the journey planner on the Translink website to find timetables and fares for this route.

The AirTrain service links passengers from Brisbane’s Domestic and International Airports to Queensland Rail services.

With increased services, frequency, bus stops and reduced travel time, bus travel to USC has never been easier—why not give it a try?

The following programs are not approved for discounted travel with Translink:

  • Tertiary Preparation Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Exchange

TransLink go cards

Go cards can also be purchased from train stations, by telephone on 13 12 30, or from the TransLink website.

Fares are about 30 percent cheaper than the cost of a single paper ticket.

Simply touch your go card on at the beginning and touch off at the end of your journey across all TransLink bus, train and ferry services. The correct fare is automatically deducted from your balance.

Concession go cards

Students who attend a university located in Queensland, and are deemed to be 'full-time' by the University may be eligible for concession fares on their go card.

Tertiary Transport Concession Cards are no longer required with students in South East Queensland now being able to apply online for tertiary concession fares on their go card.

To find out more about eligibility, please visit the Translink website.

How to top up your go card?
  • Set up auto top-up and the balance of your go card will be automatically topped up to a pre-set amount once it reaches A$5.
  • At selected go card retailers, on fare machines at selected busway and QR stations, online at www.translink.com.au or  telephone 13 12 30.

Information for students/staff travelling from Noosa to USC Sunshine Coast

Translink provides bus service options for travel between Noosa and USC Sunshine Coast Travellers are encouraged to plan their timetable directly with Translink. More information on how to plan your journey can be found on Translink's website, by downloading the MyTranslink app, or by contacting Translink on 13 12 30.

Taxi

Taxi ranks can be found at the main campus in Carpark 6 (rank number 44OU) and outside the front entrance to the USC Stadium (rank number 44OS). Locations can be found on the USC Sunshine Coast Transport and Amenities Map

Translink provides bus service options for travel to the Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) and Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) from the Northern and Southern suburbs of the region, including from USC Sunshine Coast campus.

Travellers can seek information on bus routes and times by accessing the following Translink timetables:

Further information on how to plan your journey can be found on Translink's website, by downloading the MyTranslink app, or by contacting Translink on 13 12 30.

Translink provides bus service options for travel to the Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience - Thompson Institute from the Northern and Southern suburbs of the region, including from the USC Sunshine Coast campus.

Travellers can seek information on bus routes and times by accessing the following Translink timetable:

The closest bus stop is no. 301522 (Innovation Pkwy at Capital Place, Birtinya) which is a 1 minute walk South from the Thompson Institute.

Further information on how to plan your journey can be found on Translink's website, by downloading the MyTranslink app, or by contacting Translink on 13 12 30.