Deakin Bus Services
The Deakin Bus Services are a free, convenient and sustainable mode of transport operating three routes. The Burwood Park & Ride, The Waterfront Express servicing Waterfront campus and the Geelong Intercampus Bus servicing both Geelong campuses. These services are available to Deakin students and staff.
Burwood Park & Ride
Dear students and staff,
Due to a lack of patronage, we wish to advise that the Burwood Park & Ride shuttle bus service operating from the Burvale Hotel to Elgar Road will be ceasing on Friday 11 August 2017. Campus Services will continue to work with Public Transport Victoria to improve transport choices.
Currently this service operates Monday to Friday, with the first bus departing from the Burvale Hotel Car Park (corner of Burwood Highway and Springvale Road – Springvale Road entrance) at 7.30am with the last bus departing from outside Building MB on the Elgar Road side of Campus at 6.30pm.
The service runs as a continuous loop all day – approximately every 40 minutes, depending on traffic!
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).
Please direct any Geelong Intercampus Shuttle Bus Service enquiries to
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