St Lucia

Tradition meets innovation

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes.

Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees.

The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Getting to St Lucia campus

St Lucia campus is conveniently serviced by more than 10 direct bus routes from the Brisbane CBD and outer suburbs.

Some routes travel via rapid-transit busways, which offer congestion-free services to and from campus. There are also frequent services from Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and Toowong.

St Lucia campus has two bus stations, located at Chancellor’s Place and the Lakes.

Intercampus bus

UQ staff and students can use a free intercampus bus service that runs between St Lucia and Gatton campuses.

St Lucia to Long Pocket shuttle service

UQ staff and students can use a free St Lucia to Long Pocket shuttle bus to travel between those locations.

The nearest train stations to the St Lucia campus are Toowong, Park Road and Dutton Park.

Toowong train station is on the Ipswich-Rosewood and Springfield lines. From the station it’s a short walk to the Benson Street bus stop, where there are regular buses to St Lucia campus.

Park Road train station is a major junction on the Cleveland, Gold Coast and Beenleigh lines. It is located next to Boggo Road Busway, where several bus routes will take you express to St Lucia campus.

Dutton Park train station, across the river from St Lucia, is currently closed for a major upgrade. It is due to reopen in late 2024, and will become a major transport hub with the opening of the Cross River Rail, expected in 2026. While it's closed, the 109 StationLink bus connects Dutton Park to stations on the Beenleigh line. 

The University of Queensland has a CityCat Ferry Terminal at the St Lucia campus.

The St Lucia Ferry Terminal is located near Sir William Macgregor Drive, adjacent to the UQ Lakes bus station and Eleanor Schonell Bridge.

To learn more, visit the Brisbane City Council Webpage.

The main road into St Lucia campus is Sir Fred Schonell Drive, a busy four-lane road parallel to the Brisbane River.

From Brisbane’s CBD, the most direct route to Sir Fred Schonell Drive is by Coronation Drive. From the western suburbs, Sir Fred Schonell Drive is accessible via Moggill Road.

Travel times are highly variable, especially during peak hour. Driving from the CBD to St Lucia campus can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour. To reduce parking and traffic pressures, we recommend public transport, walking and cycling as alternatives to driving to UQ.


As there is high demand for parking on St Lucia campus, especially during the semester, we strongly encourage using public transport where possible.

Parking at St Lucia

St Lucia campus is easily accessed by bicycle, with a safe riverside bicycle path in Toowong, and the Eleanor Schonell Bridge in Dutton Park connecting the campus to the Brisbane CBD and surrounding suburbs.

We don’t recommend riding your bicycle on busy Sir Fred Schonell Drive, the main road into St Lucia campus.

There are secure bike parking facilities and racks across campus. Find out more about cycling to UQ at the Cycling at UQ website.

Cycling at UQ