Park and Ride

Whether you need to get to and from classes at Callaghan or travel to our City campus, our free shuttle service will get you where you need to go.

The New Space shuttle is a free inter-campus service that runs 5 days a week from 7am – 10.15pm. To use the shuttle, all you need to do is show your student or staff card to the driver when getting on the bus. Wi-Fi is also available for you to use while travelling

The official Park and Ride car parks are located at car park 14 and car park 2 (across from the Design bus stop). Click here for the Callaghan campus parking map for exact locations.

When parking 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. Click here to find out more about parking at Callaghan.

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 shuttle service runs during semester on a 30-minute frequency. During semester break the shuttle will change to a hourly service. Download the myUON app to keep an eye on where the shuttle is in real time!

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. Departures from the Design Bus Stop and from NeW Space are a scheduled departure times. When catching the bus from either of these stops you may have a short delay whilst the bus waits for their designated departure time.

Click here to view the 2020 NeW Space shuttle schedule.


Peak times refer to semester and trimester teaching periods and includes exam periods. During peak times, the NeW Space shuttle will run every 30 minutes.

Click here for the 2020 peak timetable from Callaghan to the City

Click here for the 2020 peak timetable from the City to Callaghan.

Off peak

Off peak times are dates where there is no teaching, such as semester breaks. During off peak times, the NeW Space shuttle will run on an hourly schedule.

Click here for the off peak 2020 timetable from Callaghan to the City.

Click here for the off peak 2020 timetable from the City to Callaghan.

Please note from 13 January 2020 - 24 January 2020, the Design bus stop will be under construction. The NeW Space shuttle will not stop at the Design or Maths bus stops during this time. The shuttle will divert to the temporary bus stops on University Drive before re-entering the University at Wirra Crescent and continuing as normal. Click here for more information.

No service

The shuttle does not operate during the University shutdown, weekends or on public holidays.

Click here for key University dates.

There are six stops on campus where students and staff can hop on or off the bus:

  1. Student accommodation (Ring Road)
  2. Chancellery/Engineering
  3. Science
  4. Maths Bus Stop
  5. Design Bus Stop
  6. Student accommodation (Carpark 14)

Click here to view the full shuttle map.

In the city, 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).

Other Park and Ride options

Newcastle City Council runs a Park and Ride service from McDonald Jones stadium (Broadmeadow) weekdays only between 7:00am - 9:00am.