At La Trobe we encourage sustainable transport options such as walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling.
All campus public transport options listed below.
Melbourne Campus (Bundoora)
Using public transport instead of driving to university can save you money. You can also save time by studying while you commute.
There’s even a bus specifically for the La Trobe community: the Glider travels around the Melbourne campus, making it quicker and safer to get around.
South and south-eastern suburbs
Two buses directly service the Albury-Wodonga Campus, Albury buses connect via stops along High St, Wodonga:
- Albury – Beechworth via Baranduda
- Albury – Wodonga – Myrtleford
- Route T – Wodonga – Wodonga TAFE
- Route O – Wodonga – West Wodonga
Regional trains and coaches
The CountryLink XPT service from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station stops at Albury. Passengers can travel between Melbourne and Albury on the XPT at V/Line prices (you must book through V/Line). V/Line trains operate between Southern Cross and Seymour, where a connecting coach to Albury via Wodonga can be used. See the local bus service information above for connections to the campus. A daily coach service operates between Wangaratta and the Albury-Wodonga campus. Many V/Line coaches also service Albury and Wodonga.
Bendigo region buses
Buses servicing La Trobe University Bendigo Campus
PTV have improved the City transport network, with the aim to provide more frequent, coordinated and direct services to more places in Bendigo and surrounding areas. All buses in Bendigo travel via the terminus at the railway station to bus stops on the edge of the campus on Keck Street or Ellis Street.
How to get to Bendigo Campus by Public Transport.
Bus Route 63 provides a new fast and direct service to La Trobe University via Bendigo Station every 30 minutes during weekdays.
- Route 63 – Bendigo Station to La Trobe University via Miller Street
- Route 62 – Bendigo Station to Spring Gully via La Trobe University
- Route 61 – Bendigo station to La Trobe University via Strathdale
- Bendigo bus network map [PDF 358KB]
There are several coach services that service Bendigo. Timetables and route maps are available from V/Line. Coaches connect with local buses (see above) at Bendigo Railway Station. There is a service from La Trobe University to Albury on Friday evenings, which returns from Albury on Monday mornings.
Find timetables on the V/Line train and coach timetables page.
V/Line trains to Bendigo run every hour from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station and daily from Swan Hill and Echuca. Local buses (see above) connect La Trobe University to Bendigo Railway Station.
Did you know that a train can be caught to La Trobe Melbourne from Bendigo via a connecting train to Reservoir Station on the South Morang Line and from here the No. 301 shuttle bus (running every 10 mins during semester) goes direct to La Trobe Bundoora. The journey should take around 2.5/3.00 hours, but the best thing about this is that the time can be taken up with either study or even sleep.
The Collins Street Campus is located in the Melbourne CBD and is well serviced by trains, trams and buses.
Collins Street Campus
The closest railway station are Southern Cross and Flinders Street stations.
- If your train does not operate via the City Loop, you can change trains at Richmond, Flinders Street, Southern Cross or North Melbourne Station.
You can view train timetables at the PTV website.
Seven trams service the Franklin Street campus (within one block).
- Tram 19 – City to North Coburg via Elizabeth Street
- Tram 48 – North Balwyn to Victoria Harbour Docklands
- Tram 30 – St Vincent’s Plaza to Etihad Stadium Docklands
- Tram 35 – City Circle (Free Tourist Tram)
- Tram 57 – West Maribyrnong to City via Elizabeth St
- Tram 59 – Airport West to City via Elizabeth St
Three buses service the Collins Street campus.
- Bus 220 – Sunshine to City
- Bus 232 – Altona North to Queen Victoria Market
- Bus 546 – Heidelberg to Melbourne University via Queen Victoria Market
For more information visit the PTV website.
PTV Journey Planner
PTV’s Journey Planner helps you plan your trip from A to B using trains, trams and buses. Simply enter where you’re travelling from and you’ll be provided with a personalised journey plan including connections between trains, trams and buses and any walking time involved.
The Benetook Avenue campus is serviced by routes 400 and 401 connecting the city centre and East Mildura. Buses stop on the corner of Benetook Avenue and Eleventh Street. Nearly all buses in Mildura service the Deakin Avenue campus and Visual Arts Research Studios.
- Mildura bus network map [PDF 279KB]
- CDC TAFE Mildura campus transport information (Benetook Avenue)
- CDC Bus Lines
Local bus timetables
Regional trains and coaches
V/Line runs a daily coach service, which connects to a train to Melbourne at Swan Hill. Coaches also connect to other areas of western and northern Victoria.
- Mildura to Melbourne via Swan Hill and Bendigo
- Mildura to Melbourne via Ballarat, Donald and Maryborough
- Mildura to Ballarat via Swan Hill and Bendigo
- Mildura to Albury (MurrayLink)
The Shepparton Campus is located at 210 Fryers Street and is directly serviced by four buses. The Campus is a short walk from the Shepparton train station and the Maude Street interchange.
Buses servicing the Shepparton (Fryers Street) Campus
- Route 1 – Shepparton to Parkside Gardens
- Route 2 – Shepparton to Parkside Gardens
- Route 3 – Shepparton to Golf Drive/TAFE
- Route 7 – Shepparton to Market Place
Regional Trains and Coaches
V/Line trains to Shepparton run several times a day from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station. The journey takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
For more information on transport and parking options across the campuses, visit La Trobe Transport Central.