Deakin Bus Services

The Deakin Bus Services are a free, convenient and sustainable mode of transport operating three routes. The Waterfront Express servicing Waterfront campus and the Geelong Intercampus Bus servicing both Geelong campuses. These services are available to Deakin students and staff.

Waterfront Express… our new direct service to Campus

Take the pressure out of trying to find a car park in the Geelong CBD. Deakin’s new express bus service is free to students and staff.  Operating Monday to Friday, the first bus departs from the Try Boys Basketball Stadium at 501 Ryrie St, East Geelong (near the corner of Portarlington and Boundary Roads) at 7.30am with the last bus departing from the Waterfront at 6.15pm. The service runs as a continuous loop all day – approximately every 30 minutes!

Geelong Intercampus Bus Service live tracking

How often does the Intercampus Bus Service run?

The bus service operates Monday to Friday from 6:45am to 8:55pm (excluding University holidays). WiFi is available on the bus (requires Deakin verification when logging on). The timetable provides a 30 minute frequency from each stop.  Super convenient!

See the timetable in the quick links for operating times.

(Please note: Waurn Ponds departure times are from Stop 1 - Deakin Central Zone)

What if the bus is full?

There may be times that passenger demand exceeds seating capacity.  We do our best to accommodate everyone, but this is not always possible.  The alternative options are to wait a short time for the next bus, carpool with others or utilise the public transport bus service.

Barwon Valley Activity Centre (BVAC)/Deakin park and ride service

Would you like to avoid parking fees at Deakin University's Geelong campuses but still have an easy trip to study/work?

Free parking is available at BVAC (Barwon Valley Activity Centre, 1 Barwon Heads Road, located opposite Kmart Belmont).  Deakin students and staff can ride their bike, walk or park for free within the BVAC car park and one of our very own shuttle buses will take you directly to either the Geelong Waterfront or Waurn Ponds campuses.

Our shuttle buses service the BVAC car park Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 8:30pm (excluding University holidays).

Contact us

Please direct any Geelong Intercampus Shuttle Bus Service enquiries to
Deakin Transport

03 522 72683


Quick links

Bus stops

Geelong Waurn Ponds campus

Stop 1: Deakin Central zone near security.

Stop 2: Intercampus shuttle stop (information bay) located on Lake Drive

Stop 3: Intercampus shuttle stop located between roundabouts on Nicol Drive North (below building LA)

Barwon Valley Activity Centre (BVAC)

Stop 1: BVAC/Deakin bus stop south car park

Geelong Waterfront campus

Stop 1: Car park 2 near the corner of Smythe and Gheringhap Street

Waurn Ponds Map (PDF, 1.3MB)

Waurn Ponds campus


BVAC parking map

Waurn Ponds Map

Waterfront campus

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