Location and maps

We’re located in Melbourne’s north-eastern suburb of Bundoora, at the intersection of Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive, just 14 km from the city centre (Melways ref: 19 G7 – see Google Map below).

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How to get here

By public transport

Tram Route 86 runs regularly on weekdays from the Docklands through the city via Bourke St, then passes through Fitzroy, Northcote and Preston before arriving at the La Trobe Medical Centre – a short walk from the centre of campus.

Catching a train to Reservoir Station (South Morang line) and connecting with bus 561 is another good option for people travelling via the CBD.

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Plan your route:

Bus routes

Bus number Route
246 Elsternwick to La Trobe University, via Punt Rd and Clifton Hill
250 Garden City to La Trobe University, via City and Clifton Hill
340 City to La Trobe University via Eastern Freeway
510 Essendon to Ivanhoe Station, then the 548 to La Trobe University, or Tram 86 at High St
513 Glenroy Station to Eltham, to connect with Tram 86 at High St
548 Kew to La Trobe University, via Mont Park
550 Northland to La Trobe University
551 Heidelberg to La Trobe University Interchange
561 Macleod to Coburg, via La Trobe University. This bus also connects with trains at Reservoir Station (South Morang line).
562 Northland Shopping Centre to Whittlesea via South Morang Station, to connect with Tram 86 at Plenty/McKimmies Rd
564 Bundoora RMIT to South Morang, to connect with Tram 86 on Plenty Rd
566 Lalor to Northland, via Plenty Road, Childs Road, Grimshaw Road
572 Doreen to University Hill (via Blossom Park, Mill Park, Botanica Park), to connect with Tram 86 on Plenty Rd
903 (SmartBus)

Mordialloc to Altona, via Box Hill, Doncaster, Heidelberg, Coburg and Essendon, connect with 551 Bus at Heidelberg or Tram 86 on Plenty Rd

From Melbourne CBD

  • Tram route 86: Runs regularly from Waterfront City (Docklands) along Bourke St, arriving at the La Trobe University Medical Centre. Travel time: 45-60 mins. Get real-time Tram 86 timetable information with TramTRACKER.
  • South Morang line train to Reservoir (Zone 1 or 2) and connect with Bus 561 (Zone 1 or 2). Travel time: 40-60 mins. This is often the fastest option when travelling from or via the CBD.
  • Hurstbridge line train to Heidelberg (Zone 1) and connect with Bus 551 (Zone 1 or 2). Travel time: 40-60 mins.
  • Hurstbridge line train to Macleod (Zone 2) and connect with Bus 561 (Zone 1 or 2). Travel time: 40-60 mins.
  • Bus 340 (Zone 1): Departs cnr Russell and Flinders St and travels near Parliament Station with a stop outside St Vincent’s Hospital on cnr Victoria St and Nicholson St. Travel time: 40-50 min. Frequency: 30 min.
  • Bus 250: Garden City to La Trobe University, via City and Clifton Hill.

From eastern suburbs

From south and south-eastern suburbs

To get to campus from the Southern and South-Eastern suburbs, catch any of these trains to Richmond Station:

Then connect with Bus 246 on Punt Rd.

Travel time: 45-55 min from Richmond Station.

From western suburbs

Start by catching any train to one of the City Loop stations. Then:

By bicycle

Cyclists can reach campus via the Darebin Creek Trail, which runs from the Northern Ring Road to Alphington.

Cycle routes also run from Macleod and Reservoir railway stations, and you can take your bike free of charge on all metropolitan trains.  The City of Darebin has a cycling and walking map (PDF 2.75MB) which shows good routes to the campus.

You can also check out the Bicycle Network Victoria website for metropolitan bike routes.

Once on campus, you can use our free secure bike storage and change facility at the CycleSmart Centre, as well as personal bike lockers and public parking rails. There is also a bike shed near the LIMS building.

By car

Car parking

Depending on the car park, you’ll need to pay a daily fee at a ticket machines, use a parking permit, which you can apply for at the Traffic and Parking office in the Peribolos East building. Check the car park location map (PDF 1.5MB) to find your nearest car park. Please note: campus parking in casual bays (without a permit) is limited, and where possible, public transport is recommended.

Disabled parking

Spaces for drivers with disabilities are available in most car parks closest to University buildings, along with car parks 1 and 8. Check the disabled access map (PDF 1.1MB) to find the most convenient car park for you.

Car pooling

Our car pool service is a great way to meet new people and share costs. As a member, you’ll get a sticker that guarantees you a space in the car pool car park.

Contact us

For information on car parking and permits, contact the Traffic and Parking Office on 03 9479 2514 or traffic@latrobe.edu.au.

For more information on sustainable transport options, visit Transport Central.