Deakin bus services

Deakin's bus services are free, convenient and sustainable modes of transport that service the Geelong campuses. You can travel between Waurn Ponds and the Waterfront, or use the free park and ride option to get to campus.

Geelong intercampus bus timetable

Next three departures today

Departure times from the Waurn Ponds Campus are from Stop 1 (Deakin Central Zone).

Timetable shows approximate departure times that may vary due to traffic congestion or unforeseen delays. Seats are not guaranteed when passenger demand exceeds capacity.

Public Transport

In Burwood, the 75 tram stops on Burwood Highway, right out the front of Deakin. The 201 bus route runs directly between Deakin and Box Hill bus port and train station and there are several other buses travelling to campus too.

Warrnambool campus is situated right next to the Sherwood Park train station.

Geelong’s Waurn Ponds and Waterfront campuses are serviced by a number of buses. Waurn Ponds Campus is around 2km from the Waurn Ponds train station, and Waterfront Campus is approximately 400m away from Geelong station.

These services are operated by Public Transport Victoria, so you’ll need a Myki card to travel. Check the PTV website https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/for routes and timetables.

Deakin Geelong: Park and Ride services

There are two Deakin buses operating in Geelong which are free and convenient for staff and students to use. You’ll just need to show your Deakin ID card as you get on. We do our best to accommodate everyone, but there may be times when passenger demand exceeds seating capacity. If this happens, rest assured the next bus won’t be far away.

1. Intercampus Bus: The Intercampus Bus is a shuttle service between the Waurn Ponds and Waterfront campuses, with a stop at Barwon Valley Activity Centre (BVAC). BVAC is located at 1 Barwon Heads Road, Belmont – opposite Kmart. Students and staff can park their car at BVAC for free and complete their journey to either Geelong campus on the bus. The bus services the BVAC car park on Monday to Friday from 7:05am to 8:30pm (excluding University holidays). It’s also a good option for those who need to travel between the Waurn Ponds and Waterfront campuses during the day.Click here to see the Intercampus Bus timetable. (Please note: Waurn Ponds departure times are from Stop 1 - Deakin Central Zone)

2. Waterfront Express - Please note that the Waterfront Express service is not currently operating. We're sorry if this causes inconvenience.

This express bus service to the Waterfront campus operates Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6:15pm. Students and staff can park their car for free at the Try Boys Basketball Stadium at 501 Ryrie St, East Geelong (near the corner of Portarlington and Boundary Roads). The bus departs from here and travels to the Waterfront on a continuous loop all day – approximately every 30 minutes.Click here for the Waterfront Express timetable PDF.

Bus stop locations

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).

Stop 1: BVAC/Deakin bus stop south car park.

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

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.

Contact us

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

03 5227 2683

or

deakin-fleet@deakin.edu.au

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)

Waurn Ponds Map (PDF, 1.5MB)

Waurn Ponds campus

Barwon Valley Activity Centre (BVAC)

Stop 1: BVAC/Deakin bus stop south car park

BVAC parking map

Geelong Waterfront campus

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

Waurn Ponds Map

Waterfront campus

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