Glide across the Melbourne Campus with La Trobe’s free student bus

The Glider service is back – resuming from Monday 14 March 2022

If you’re a student at the Melbourne Campus, you’d know that it’s a pretty big place. So, walking from one side of the Campus to the other is no easy feat – especially if you’re trying to do this in-between classes! But did you know there is an easier way to get around campus, and it’s free?

The La Trobe Glider is a free bus service available to transport La Trobe students, staff and the wider community around the Melbourne Campus!

The Glider travels in a loop around Campus every 20 minutes from Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm during the semester (excluding University-wide holidays), stopping at popular places around Campus including the Polaris Town Centre and the Thomas Cherry, Union, and Agri Bio Buildings. Plus, if you tram it into Campus, there is a stop conveniently scheduled near the bus terminal and close to the number 86 tram stop, so you can hop on the bus and be transported into the heart of the Campus within minutes.

And what if you’re on Campus after hours? The Night Glider has got your covered with services running from 6pm (non-daylight savings) or 7pm (daylight savings) until 6am all year round (excluding University-wide holidays)!

As part of the Uni-Safe program, the Night Glider is available on request to pick-up and drop-off La Trobe students and staff anywhere on Campus, or to the five designated off-campus locations marked as blue on the route map. You can request the Night Glider service by calling (03) 9479 2222.

Learn more about the Glider service.