Getting Around While You Are Here

Some details on getting into Sydney from the airport, getting around while you are here, and parking around the campus.

For general information on public transport in Sydney and to plan your journey to UTS or around Sydney, go to transportnsw.info.

You can also download apps for Sydney public transport, such as TripView for iOS and Android.

Transport

UTS is located a few minutes walk from Central Station, the city of Sydney's main train station. Domestic and International airport trains link directly to Central – 10/12 minutes from the airport to Central. A taxi from the airport to the UTS city campus will cost approximately $30, depending on the time of day/traffic congestion.

You will need an Opal card to travel on most public transport in the Sydney metropolitan area and surrounding regions. The Opal card is a smartcard that you keep and reuse. You can either load money onto it each time it is running low, or set up auto top up online. Just remember to tap on at the beginning of your trip, and tap off at the end.

You can buy an Opal card at selected train and light rail stations, ferry wharves and convenience stores. You can also purchase Opal single bus tickets from the driver on board on some bus services (excluding PrePay bus routes). For further details of the Opal card system, see the Opal website. You can add credit to your Opal card at the convenience store on the ground floor of UTS Building 10 (Jones Street) as you exit the conference venue.

Train

UTS City campus is right next to Central station, the hub of all train lines in Sydney, as well as Railway Square, a major bus interchange. The Sydney rail network is a popular way to travel for many Sydneysiders. For information on train timetables, ticket prices and options, go to sydneytrains.info.

You can also download a UTS Transport Access Guide for the City campus (PDF 1.7mb, 2 pages).  This guide shows the many options at your disposal for getting to UTS.

Buses

Sydney’s bus network extends to most suburbs. Many buses are pre-paid only, which means you need to buy a ticket before you board. Read above for which ticket to buy. More information at transportnsw.info/travel-info/ways-to-get-around/bus.

Ferries

Many Sydneysiders commute by ferry from the beach and harbour-side suburbs to Sydney’s main ferry terminal at Circular Quay. Sydney ferries also allow citizens and tourists alike to explore beautiful destinations scattered along Sydney Harbour’s foreshores, including Manly, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park and Darling Harbour. Ferries tend not to be frequent outside of peak periods. More information at transportnsw.info/travel-info/ways-to-get-around/ferry.

Light Rail (Trams)

The Metro Light Rail links Central Station with Sydney’s inner western suburbs. The trams, ending at Dulwich Hill, also stop at Sydney Fish Markets, Darling Harbour, Chinatown and The Star casino. You will need your Opal card to ride the light rail. More information is available at  sydneylightrail.transport.nsw.gov.au.

Parking

Other than parking for people with disabilities and those with special permits, parking at the UTS City campus is limited to street meter parking and user pay parking stations.

Limited street meter parking is available with 2-hour limit at $2.20/hour. There is a user-pay parking station available, managed by InterPark parking. The Thomas Street car park (between Wattle Street and Jones Street, below Building 10) is undercover and charges $14 for less than one hour, $20 for between 1 and 2 hours and $27 for more than two hours.