A number of bus routes from the northern suburbs, Port Adelaide, the south-western suburbs and Blackwood run directly to the university. Services run between campus and the city via Goodwood, Unley and South Roads. In the morning and afternoon there are several express services that operate between the city and the university.
Services from the southern suburbs and the Marion Access Service connect with the university's Loop Bus service at the Flinders Medical Centre. There are also connecting services from railway stations and Marion Shopping Centre.
At the Brighton Railway Station, the 680 bus service meets the Noarlunga train and then travels up to the campus. Trains run almost non-stop from Noarlunga Centre to Brighton throughout the day, so it is possible to transfer to connecting bus services to Flinders.
Similarly, passengers from the city to Brighton can transfer to connecting bus services at Brighton Station. Connecting bus services also run from Tonsley Station on Sturt Road.
A general information leaflet on public transport services to the university is available from the Green Transport Office and Registry Reception.
You can get timetables for all of the services that come to the university campus and the Medical Centre from the following:
- Registry Reception Desk
- The Union Hub (Sturt)
- The Central Library.
Selected timetables are available from:
- The Green Transport Office
- The Post Office
- The refectory.
Other timetables can be obtained from the Passenger Transport Infocentre at the corner of King William and Currie streets, Adelaide or from the Adelaide Metro website.
The right ticket
Each time you catch an Adelaide Metro Service you must validate a ticket in the machine on board. Below are several tips you can follow to ensure that you get the best value for money and have the right ticket, and hence avoid a fine.
- Use a multitrip, they are the cheapest type of ticket offering 10 rides on metropolitan bus, train, tram or Busway services.
- Be mindful of the different time zone tickets.
- All times tickets can be used all day during the week and weekends
- Interpeak tickets can be used between 9:00am and 3:00pm each week day and are almost half the price of All times tickets.
- Multitrips cannot be purchased on board, but Daytrip or Singletrip tickets can.
Full-time students are entitled to concessions on metropolitan buses and trains. Students who are fulltime for Semester 1 or Semester 2 are entitled to these concessions for the semester in which they are fulltime. Validation for these concessions will be provided at enrolment or at Enrolement Services (Ground floor, Student Centre) at other times. Students who enrol online will receive their validation sticker by mail following enrolment.
The transport concession will be available to fulltime tertiary students who purchase Concession Holder multitrip tickets only . The student transport concession will not be valid for single or day trip tickets. Be sure to indicate that you are a tertiary student, as there is a different concession for primary and secondary students and substantial penalties apply for those travelling on the incorrect type of multitrip ticket. The dependant spouse of a student on Youth Allowance/Austudy can also receive concessions. Application can be made through Families SA.
Always carry your Flinders University Concession Card if you are using a concession ticket when catching public transport.
Airline concession cards can be obtained from travel agents and International Student Cards can be obtained from STA Travel. These cards must be endorsed by the Student Records Office. To obtain these cards you will need to provide a passport-size photo.
The University Loop Bus is a free service that runs during semester on a loop linking the north and south ridge precincts and the Sturt precinct with the Flinders Medical Centre bus interchange.