Park and Ride (incl NeW Space Shuttle)

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. Getting around campus or into the city has never been easier with the additional stops at Callaghan.

We have enhanced our NeW Space Shuttle service with more stops across Callaghan Campus. The NeW Space shuttle will now stop at an additional four stops across the campus, including  stops near student accommodation, Hunter library, Engineering, Auchmuty Library and the Maths bus stop.

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. Times listed in the timetable are estimates apart from stops listed as scheduled. At these stops the bus will not depart until the published time.

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

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).

The service is free to use but all students and staff will be required to show the driver their UON ID card when boarding the bus.

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.

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.

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.