Essential guide for getting to UNSW: Transport disruptions are expected with start of semester
Published: 24 February 2017
Major transport disruptions are expected with the start of semester. These tips and hints can assist your travel to and from UNSW.
Leave the car behind
and catch a bus
The 891 UNSW Express Bus service (run by Sydney Buses) will operate on the full semester timetable from Monday 20 February 2017, just in time for O-Week.
- During the morning peak, buses are scheduled to run every 1-2 minutes from Eddy Avenue at Central Station to UNSW’s Kensington campus.
- During the evening peak, UNSW has chartered additional buses to run alongside the 891s on High Street, helping to ease the queues for the return trip to Central. These additional buses will run from between 4pm and 7pm during the busiest weeks, until late March 2017.
Although the queues look extreme, monitoring from last year showed that the average wait was around 10-15 minutes. There are plenty of other buses that service the Kensington, Paddington and Randwick campuses, so if you are feeling creative, plot an alternative journey using Transport for NSW’s Trip Planner. If you don’t need to start until later, consider waiting and travelling outside the peak, where possible, for a quicker and more reliable journey.
ICYMI – Recent changes to the UNSW Express Service
- The UNSW Express has moved from outside NIDA to a new stop at Gate 3 on High St
The best way to access this stop is via Gate 4 (along Fig Tree Lane, right past the Whitehouse).
- Sydney Buses’ UNSW Express Bus Service has been re-numbered and adjusted
Now all buses servicing the campus are called 891s and they depart equally from the stops located at Gate 3 and Gate 9 on High St to get you back to Central in the afternoons and evenings.