Park and Ride

Why drive past Callaghan on your way to the city. Park your car at Callaghan and catch the free UON shuttle bus to the city campus.

Click here for the 2018 timetable

Click here for the semester break timetable

Click here for full information about the service including maps of the pick up locations.

The 44 seat shuttle commences from 7:15am on weekdays from Callaghan to NeW Space and concludes weeknights with a 10.15pm service from NeW Space to Callaghan. Within core semester teaching periods, including exam periods, the shuttle runs at 30-minute intervals.

Travel times may vary depending on traffic conditions. Please arrive ten minutes prior to the departure time to ensure you do not miss your bus service.

To view the change over schedule between on and off peak periods click here. The service is free to use but all students and staff will be required to use their UON ID card by tapping on when boarding the bus.

There are two pick up points at Callaghan, one at the Design bus stop and one near car park 14.

When parking your car at Callaghan you still need to display a valid parking permit or purchase a parking ticket from the ticket machines located within the car parks. Wi-Fi will also be available on the bus through the coach provider - make sure you have your Wi-Fi setting enabled to pick up the network.

There are disability permit use bays in both car parks and the shuttle bus is wheelchair accessible and is designed to meet accessibility needs of students and staff. Please speak to the driver if you require assistance to board the bus.

The bus will set down passengers on the University House side of King Street and will pick up passengers on the Civic Park side of King Street (diagonally across from University House). For more information about the service, including maps of the pick up locations, click here.


Visit the FAQs if you need more information.

Other Park and Ride options

Newcastle City Council runs a Park and Ride service from McDonald Jones stadium (Broadmeadow) weekdays only between 7am-9am. Click here for all the details about this service.

Note: Peak times are times in which the university has allocated as semester teaching periods and includes exam periods. Off peak times are those dates where there is a break from teaching. Teaching includes both semester and trimester dates.