Getting to UOW

Getting to UOW

At UOW we're focused on making your commute to campus easy, safe and environmentally friendly. 

Here you will find information about the free UOW shuttle buses, the NSW Government free Gong Shuttle, cycling and walking, carpooling, paid bus services and the train.  It's easier than you think to travel sustainably to campus! 

Latest News

Shuttle bus services over recess week - 26 - 29 April

Over recess from 26-29 April, UOW Shuttle bus services will be different. The GK Shuttle will not operate this week, and the NG Shuttle will be operating to the reduced timetable.  The State Government Gong Shuttle will continue to operate. 

Please ensure you check the UOW Shuttle App or a timetable before you travel. The full services will resume on Monday 2 May.

Revised GK Shuttle from 30 March

The new GK Shuttle timetable started on Wednesday 30 March to overcome some issues with late running buses. 

Please refer to the new timetable online, or via the UOW Shuttle App.   The new timetable is currently being printed into the pocket timetable guide, which will be available end of April at help desks across campus. 

Some passengers have been asking the bus driver to let them off at stops not timetabled as part of the route, which causes delays and can impact on the bus running to time.  Please refer to the GK Shuttle map and the orange dots which are the only timetabled stops.  If you would an alternative stop to be considered on the route, please email

We thank you for your support and apologise for our teething problems with the new GK routes and timetables this year. If you have any feedback please let us know at 

New UOW shuttle bus fleet 

The free UOW shuttle buses began operating to full timetables on Monday 22 February with a new look, new buses and a new hybrid bus!  

The North Gong (NG) Shuttle Bus runs between the Wollongong Campus and North Wollongong train station.  The timetable has been improved for 2016, and the new hybrid bus is a great addition to the fleet.  Two of the three buses operating this route are low floor wheelchair accessible buses.  

The Gwynneville Keiraville (GK) Shuttle Bus operates around Wollongong.  There are two buses operating in anticlockwise (GK-a) and clockwise (GK-c) loops on an improved route, travelling close to most accommodation campuses.  The GK-c service departs from Stand E of the bus interchange on Northfields Ave, and the GK-a service departs from the stop opposite the bus interchange (Stand F). Both buses are low floor wheelchair accessible.

Note that all UOW buses are now navy blue, so please ensure you read the destination displays to ensure you catch the right bus.  All of these bus services are free for UOW students, staff and visitors to the campus.  Download a copy of the shuttle pocket guide or access guide for more details on the routes and buses available. 

New rules for cyclists and drivers in NSW

The NSW Government will introduce new rules for cyclists and drivers from 1 March 2016.  Drivers must give bicycle riders at least a metre of space when passing, and cyclists are also encouraged to give pedestrians at least a metre of space on shared paths where possible for safety.  Some of the other changes include increased penalties for cyclists who behave dangerously and break the law while riding.  Cyclists over the age of 18 must also now carry a photo ID (either driver's licence or NSW Photo Card).  Find out more about the new rules from the Centre for Road Safety and be prepared for 1 March. 

Time to get your Opal Card

Transport for NSW retired most paper tickets as of 1 January 2016.  If you are eligible for a concession Opal card, find out more about how to apply for your card from Student Central.  If you want to know more about applying for any other type of Opal Card, visit Transport for NSW.  There are also videos and tips on how to top up and use your Opal card.