UTS Insearch is easy to get to, whether you are using public or private transport, riding a bike or driving. Find out about travelling to and from campus below. 

You can also visit the Getting around Sydney page for even more options to explore Sydney and its surrounds when you are not on campus.

Public Transport

Most students use public transport to get to UTS Insearch. It is a fast, reliable, and inexpensive way to travel – and better for the environment than driving a car. 

Depending on where you’re travelling from, you might use one or more transport options.

Apps and online navigation tools to help you find your way

 
  • NSW trip planners

Visit transportnsw.info online or get the TripView app to plan your trip and receive real-time travel alerts.

Download the Tripview app for iPhones from the App Store and Download the Tripview app for android devices on Google Play

  • Google Maps

Use Google Maps online:
Download the Google Maps app for Apple devices
Download the Google Maps app for Android devices

  • Maps (Apple)

Apple devices only, download Maps from the App Store.

  • Citymapper

Use Citymapper online
Download the Citymapper app for Apple devices
Download the Citymapper app for Android devices

Travel passes: Opal cards, and credit or debit cards

To use public transport, you will need an Opal Card or any eligible credit or debit card (including those linked to your phone wallet). If you “tap on” and “tap off” using a credit or debit card, this is the same as using an Adult Opal card. Make sure you use the same card to tap on and off.

International students over 16 need to use an Adult Opal card, which you can purchase from most convenience stores and newsagents. 

Domestic students studying fulltime (at least 20 hours per week face-to-face) can apply online for a concession card.

Applying for a Concession Opal card

UTS Insearch will send you an email to confirm your eligibility for transport concessions. 

You need to wait for our email before you can apply for a concession OPAL card. 

  • Visit opal.com.au or call 13 67 25 (13 OPAL) 24 hours, 7 days a week to complete your application.

You can also apply at the UTS Insearch Student Centre. 

Your Concession OPAL card will be mailed to you within 5–7 working days. 

  • Follow the enclosed instructions to activate your card. Domestic students for an OPAL concession card.to complete your application.


TIP: To avoid a fine, remember to carry either your valid student ID card or a Transport Concession Entitlement Card whenever you travel on public transport in and around Sydney.

Train 

Our campus is a 5-minute walk from Central Station, the main train station in the centre of Sydney, and one of the largest railway stations in Australia. All trains travel through this station.

If you need to combine train and other types of travel, this station connects with the Railway Square bus interchange, and is also near light rail stops and car/taxi pick-up areas.

Central Station location  

Central Station is located between Railway Square; Pitt Street; Eddy Avenue; Chalmers Street and Haymarket.

Central Station will connect you with metropolitan trains, buses, interstate coaches, and the light rail.

It is the closest station to UTS Insearch, and is also the location for the Central Light Rail station, and the Eddy Avenue and Railway Square bus interchanges.

  1. Take the exits to Railway Square/George Street.
  2. Walk through the Devonshire Street Tunnel to the Goods Line, where there are escalators to UTS Building 6.
  3. Walk through Building 6 and over the Harris St foot bridge to access the UTS Tower (Building 1) and Buildings 4, 7, 10 and 11.
For a wheelchair accessible route, take the Railway Square exit towards the end of the Devonshire Street Tunnel. You will see the UTS Tower one block towards the west.
  1. Take the exits to Railway Square/George Street.
  2. Walk through the Devonshire Street Tunnel to the Goods Line. 
  3. Follow the Goods Line and turn right on to Thomas St to get to CPSU House, and to reach the UTS Insearch Blue Building.  The UTS Insearch Blue Building is located on the corner of Thomas, Quay and Valentine streets.

Light rail

Sydney has two light rail services with stops nearby UTS Insearch. All Light Rail services are accessible for wheelchairs and prams.

CBD and South East services run between Circular Quay and Randwick, travelling through Haymarket, Surry Hills and Moore Park. The Haymarket stop and the Chalmers Street stop are a short walk from UTS Insearch. 
Inner West services run between Lilyfield and Central Station via Rozelle, Glebe and Pyrmont. The closest stops to UTS Insearch is Paddy’s Markets..

Bus

Buses run regularly and will take you almost anywhere you need to go in Sydney. There are plenty of public bus stops around the UTS Insearch campus. 

With so many bus services running, it is best to plan ahead using the transportnsw.info site, or an app like TripView, Google Maps, Apple Maps or Citymapper. 

Cycling

Have fun, get fit and save money by riding a bike to campus.

Bike /cycling paths

Our campus is surrounded by bike paths, with great route options for two-wheeled travellers. Some paths are shared with pedestrians, so stay alert for a safe, smooth ride. 

You can find everything you need to know about cycling in Sydney at the Sydney Cycleways site, including maps, programs to boost your confidence on the road, road rules for cyclists and tips for bike maintenance. 

Bike parking

You can lock up your bike in a number of places on campus, but your bike will be safest in our secure bike parking areas.

As a UTS Insearch student, you can get free swipe-card access to UTS bike cages by visiting Campus Security on level 4 of the Tower Building.

Some bike cages are located next to showers and changerooms with lockers. BYO soap!

  • Building 10, in carpark level 0, via Thomas Street. 
Male and female change rooms with showers and lockers are available outside the cage.
  • Haymarket, building 5, block A off Darling drive.
Includes change rooms, showers, a toilet and secure lockers. 
  • Dr Chau Chak Wing building, underground and also on Mary Ann Street footpath.
  • Ross Milbourne Sports Hall, enter via level 1, building 4, off Harris St. 
Approximately 25 spaces for bicycle parking available.
  • Haymarket, building 5, block B.
Parking racks.

Driving

Sydney roads are some of the busiest in Australia, and it is easy to get stuck in traffic, especially in peak-hour. So, while driving is easy and possible, we encourage you to take public transport or ride to campus to avoid being late for class. 

TIP: Always check your navigation system or app to avoid heavy traffic. 

Find out about road rules, licenses and more.

Car parking

Our on-campus parking is limited and is only available to people with accessibility needs (find more information below) or with other special permits.

If you do need to drive, some paid parking stations can be found within walking distance of campus buildings, including the parking station in the basement of Building 10.

Enter via Thomas Street, Haymarket (corner of Jones and Thomas streets) Building 10.

Accessible parking is available.

Find out more about parking conditions and fees.
169–179 Thomas Street, Haymarket. Entrance at end of cul-de-sac, next to hotel entrance.

This is a commercial car park open to the public.

Find out more about parking conditions and fees.
2 Quay Street, Haymarket.

This is a commercial car park open to the public.

Find out more about parking conditions and fees

Accessible parking

If you need accessible parking, some parks are available on campus. 

You can apply for a UTS accessible parking permit through the Accessibllity Service.

Visitors who need accessible parking can contact our campus security staff on 1800 249 559.