A free bus service runs between St Lucia and Gatton campus for UQ staff, students and authorised visitors. All passengers have to book a seat at least one day before their journey.

Timetable and route

The intercampus bus runs from Monday to Friday each week. The bus doesn’t run on state public holidays, but still runs on local public holidays (e.g. show holidays).

The first bus in each direction is scheduled to deliver passengers to their destination by 8am.

The last westbound bus departs St Lucia at 5pm and the last eastbound bus departs Gatton at 5.05pm.

Travel times can vary, depending on traffic conditions. If you’re catching the bus from a stop other than St Lucia or Gatton campus, please arrive at least five minutes early and hail the driver.

All passengers have to use their UQ ID card to swipe on and off the bus, or show an approved travel permit. Ring the bell if you want to get off at the next stop.

Download 2018 timetable and route information (PDF, 324KB)

Timetable change

There have been two changes to the intercampus bus timetable, effective from 16 July 2018. These changes cater for the increased travel times on this route.

  • Eastbound (Gatton to St Lucia) – the first service will depart Gatton at 5.40am to arrive at St Lucia at 7.25am.
  • Westbound (St Lucia to Gatton) – the return service will depart St Lucia at 7.30am arriving at Gatton at 8.45am.

Eastbound timetable (Gatton to St Lucia)

Effective 2 January to 21 December 2018

Some stops are set down only. The bus will drop off passengers at these stops. Ring the bell when the bus departs from the stop before your destination.

Stop name Stop location Morning Morning Afternoon Afternoon
Gatton campus Gymnasium (opposite the swimming pool) 5.40am 8.10am 2.25pm 5pm
Gatton campus Main Drive, Yellow-signed bus stop 5.45am 8.15am 2.30pm 5.05pm
Glenore Grove Glenore Grove Crossroads 5.50am 8.18am 2.33pm 5.08pm
Plain Land Bus stop outside Schulte’s Meat Tavern 5.57am 8.22am 2.37pm 5.12pm
Hatton Vale Bus stop opposite Summerholm Road exit 6am 8.27am 2.42pm 5.17pm
Minden Minden Crossroads 6.07am 8.34am 2.49pm 5.24pm
Haigslea Bus stop opposite hotel 6.12am 8.39am 2.54pm 5.29pm
Dinmore Mason Lane, northern side of Dinmore railway station platforms 6.34am 8.57am 3.12pm 5.47pm
Mt Ommaney Bus stop 4, Roundabout (underneath Western Freeway) N/A N/A Set down Set down
Indooroopilly Bus stop Platform C, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Bus Interchange N/A N/A Set down Set down
St Lucia Zone A, Chancellors Place – Yellow-signed bus stop outside Brian Wilson Chancellery 7.25am 9.38am 3.50pm 6.30pm

Westbound timetable (St Lucia to Gatton)

Effective 2 January to 21 December 2018

The 7.35am St Lucia to Gatton service is frequently delayed due to traffic conditions. If you need to attend a 9am lecture or meeting at Gatton, you should consider catching the earlier bus at 6.15am.

Stop name Stop location Morning Morning Afternoon Afternoon
St Lucia Zone A, Chancellors Place – Yellow-signed bus stop outside Brian Wilson Chancellery 6.15am 7.30am 2.30pm 5pm
Indooroopilly Bus stop Platform C, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Bus Interchange 6.25am 7.42am N/A N/A
Mt Ommaney Bus stop 4, Sinnamon Park (off ramp Western Freeway) 6.35am 7.52am N/A N/A
Dinmore Mason Lane, northern side of Dinmore railway station platforms 6.55am 8.05am 3pm 5.40pm
Haigslea Bus stop opposite hotel 7.10am 8.23am 3.18pm 5.58pm
Minden Minden Crossroads 7.15am 8.28am 3.23pm 6.03pm
Hatton Vale Bus stop opposite Summerholm Road exit 7.20am 8.35am 3.30pm 6.10pm
Plain Land Bus stop outside Plainland Hotel 7.23am 8.38am 3.33pm 6.13pm
Glenore Grove Glenore Grove Crossroads 7.27am 8.41am 3.37pm 6.16pm
Gatton campus Main Drive, Yellow-signed bus stop 7.30am 8.45am 3.40pm 6.20pm
Gatton campus Gymnasium (opposite the swimming pool) 7.32am 8.47am 3.42pm 6.22pm

Real-time tracking and delays

On occasion, the intercampus bus may run late because of traffic congestion or other problems.

We recommend downloading the UQ SafeZone app, which will:

  • send you an alert if the bus is delayed
  • let you track the location of the bus in real time.

To receive alerts if the bus is delayed, go to ‘Notifications’ in the menu and tap 'Manage Groups'. You can then choose to receive notifications about the intercampus bus. If the bus contractor is aware of any delays, these will be sent to your mobile.

To track the bus’s location, go to ‘Buses’ in the menu and you’ll see the bus in motion via a live GPS feed direct from the bus. This can save you waiting for long periods at a bus stop when there may be a safer, more comfortable location nearby.

Download the UQ SafeZone app

How to book a seat

UQ staff and students have to book a seat at least one day before their journey. Unfortunately, we can’t accept bookings made on the day of travel.

Before you make a booking, here’s some advice:

  • Choose the correct direction of travel: eastbound or westbound.
  • Click on your preferred time and day, and enter the number of passengers travelling.
  • You can book multiple trips in one booking.
  • The intercampus bus makes stops between St Lucia and Gatton. There’s no need to choose which stop you’ll be at – just select your direction of travel.
  • Make sure you click ‘Submit booking’ when your booking is complete.

Make a booking

How to cancel a booking

After you book a seat on the intercampus bus, a booking confirmation will be emailed to you.

If you can’t catch the bus as planned, please cancel your reservation through the booking confirmation email:

  • Click ‘Clear’ on the journey you want to cancel
  • Make sure the icon changes to a red cross
  • Under ‘Number of Passengers’ type 0
  • Click ‘Update booking’ at the bottom of the page.

See an example of how to cancel a booking (screenshot)

UQ visitors

Authorised UQ visitors undertaking UQ-related work should use an authorised UQ Visitor ID card to travel on the intercampus bus.

Download the PF632 ID and Generic Card Request Form (PDF, 230KB) to apply for a visitor ID.

We recommend applying well ahead of your planned journey – please allow at least three days.

All other visitors, need to apply for a permit to travel on the intercampus bus. Apply for a permit using the Permission to travel on UQ intercampus bus service request form. Make sure you provide all information, otherwise we can't consider your application.

The Fleet Services office will contact you if your application is approved.

We recommend applying for a permit well ahead of your planned journey – please allow at least three days.

Terms and conditions

The intercampus bus is managed by the Property and Facilities Division and operated by Belbaker. Terms and conditions include:

  • The intercampus bus service is restricted to bona fide UQ staff, students and authorised visitors. It is not a public service.
  • Passengers must use their UQ ID card or UQ building access card to swipe on and off.
  • All passengers have to fasten their seat belt when travelling.
  • UQ staff and students are required to use the online booking system to guarantee seating.
  • In 2018, the service runs Monday to Friday, 2 January to 21 December.
  • The intercampus bus service does not operate on state public holidays but will operate on local public holidays (i.e. Gatton, Brisbane or Ipswich Show Days).
  • Go to the Translink website for more information about public transport.