A free bus service runs between St Lucia and Gatton campus for UQ staff and students.

All passengers are required 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 does run on local public holidays (e.g. show holidays).

Travel times can vary, depending on traffic conditions. Please arrive at least five minutes early and hail the driver.

All passengers are required to use their UQ ID card to tap on and off the bus. Ring the bell if you want to get off at the next stop.

Download 2020 timetable and route information (PDF, 383.7 KB)

Real-time tracking and delays

On occasion, the intercampus bus may run late due to traffic congestion, breakdowns etc.

We recommend downloading the UQ SafeZone app which will allow you track the location of the bus in real time. 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.

Eastbound timetable (Gatton to St Lucia)

Effective from 4 January to 24 December 2021

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 Lowood Minden Road bus stop 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 Chancellor’s Place outside QBP    7.25am 9.38am 3.50pm 6.30pm

Westbound timetable (St Lucia to Gatton)

Effective from 4 January to 24 December 2021

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   Chancellor’s Place outside QBP  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

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)

Terms and conditions

The intercampus bus is managed by the Property and Facilities Division and operated by Belbaker Group PTY LTD. Terms and conditions of use are as follows:

  • the intercampus bus service is restricted to UQ staff and students. It is not a public service
  • passengers must use their UQ ID card to tap on and off the bus each time
  • all passengers are required to fasten their seat belt if one is available when travelling
  • UQ staff and students are required to use the online booking system to book their trip at least a 24hrs prior to their journey
  • 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)

Any non-UQ personell requiring to travel to Gatton or St Lucia, can use public transport. For more information visit Translink website.