Tips for getting to campus

Your trip to campus can be a great time to catch up on study, chill out, or even get in some exercise.

We asked students at our Melbourne campus for their best transport tips for getting to campus by public transport car, or cycling. Learn more about sustainable transport options, car parking permits and car park locations at Transport central.

Transport tips for getting to campus

Bus then tram

"I catch the 527 bus, from the bus stop just outside my house on Murray road in West Preston. I catch that to the tram stop at Plenty Road/Murray Road and then catch the 86 tram up to stop 60 outside McDonald's. From there I just walk for about 10 minutes into campus. The total trip probably takes around 35-45 minutes depending on traffic". (Sam - Current student)


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Travelling by Car

"I drive to La Trobe by heading straight up High Street (Kew), then left at Burke Road, right at Lower Heidelberg Road, and left into Banksia Street which changes to Bell Street and up Waterdale Road".


  • plan your trip to uni to avoid traffic (especially peak hour traffic)
  • take a route that stays off the busy roads, or
  • leave for uni before peak hour.
    • "There's nothing wrong with getting to uni a little early and knocking over some study at the library or grabbing a coffee. This way you spend less time in the car, and more time doing the important things". (Emily and Lachlan - Current students)

Explore our carpool and car share programs, and parking on campus.

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"Riding to La Trobe is a great way to get your exercise out of the way before your time gets eaten up by lectures and tutes. There are heaps of bike racks and cages around campus, along with showers and change rooms." (Alice - Current student)

Find out more about riding to campus.

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