From the Airport to Wollongong

Wollongong is 80km from Sydney Airport's International and Domestic terminals.  

Airport Pick-up

UOW provides a free airport pick-up service from Sydney International Airport for all new International students travelling to Wollongong.

You will be met in the Arrivals Hall after you clear Customs and transported to your Hall of Residence or pre-arranged temporary accommodation in Wollongong by a driver.  Check with Accommodation Services or the pick up service should you have any difficulties. 


Wollongong is just 85 minutes by train from Sydney Airport.  

North Wollongong Station is the closest station to the University, and is located on the South Coast Line. 

Take the train from the International or Domestic terminal to Wolli Creek, and change to a Wollongong train, bound for Port Kembla, Dapto or Bomaderry.

Wollongong trains leave Wolli Creek approximately every hour, however it can sometimes be quicker to catch a train from Wolli Creek to Hurstville to connect.

The Transport for NSW Trip Planner can help you with scheduled train times. Search for the journey from the “International Airport” to “North Wollongong Station”.


Normal taxis do not generally operate from Sydney Airport to Wollongong, but several companies provide airport pick up services using small buses or hire cars. The University currently uses Leisure Coast Limousines.

Last reviewed: 15 August, 2016