Tips for getting to campus

two males sitting on ground in front of bicycles

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 La Trobe’s Melbourne campus for their best transport tips. We also have tips for getting to our campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura and Shepparton.

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. Total trip probably takes around 35-45 minutes depending on traffic.

The best two tips I could give would be use the PTV journey planner to find the quickest way to uni, download the TramTracker app. This way you’ll know whether your train or tram is going to arrive on time and if there’s a disruption to the service.’

Sam - Current student

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Emily: ‘My best tip is to plan your trip to uni to avoid traffic! Take a route that stays off the busy roads, or alternatively leave for uni before peak hour. There's nothing wrong with getting to uni a little early and knocking over some study or grabbing a coffee. Definitely beats sitting in traffic! This way you spend less time in the car, and more time doing the important things.’

Lachlan: ‘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.  My tip is to plan your trip outside peak hour traffic. If that means you get to uni and hour or two earlier, great! Head to the library first and prepare for your lectures or workshops!’

Emily and Lachlan - Current students

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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. There’s also a bike share program if you just want to borrow a bike to get from one end of campus to the other.’

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Alice - Current student

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