There are a number of different transport options for getting to and from the Brisbane Campus. Please see below for further details:

City Council buses connect the campus with local train stations and local suburbs including Toombul Shopping Centre, Northgate, Banyo, Brisbane City and Fortitude Valley.

City Council bus stops, both in and out bound, are situated just outside the campus grounds near the intersection of Approach Road and Earnshaw Road.

Bus information on Translink website

For the convenience of students and staff, ACU runs two free bus services to local public transport hubs.

The ACU service runs Monday to Saturday between Toombul Shopping Centre, Northgate train stations and Chermside Shopping Centre precinct. The departure point from ACU is BCC Bus stop 34, near the corner of Approach Rd. and Earnshaw Rd.

The bus routes can vary depending on traffic conditions to ensure adherence, as much as possible, to the timetables.  In consideration of safety and scheduling, passengers may only board/disembark at the designated stops.

Shuttle pick up points (PDF file, 307KB)

Shuttle bus schedule - 2023 (PDF file, 461KB)


Toombul Service

Monday to Friday the bus leaves Toombul at approximately 7.30 on a 30min. round trip route.

This service departs Toombul, Grace Street (Toombul Railway Station end). The bus continues to Northgate Station, Ridge Street (ramp side) and then to ACU.

The first service arrives at ACU with sufficient time to attend an 8.00am lecture. The last service on this route leaves ACU at approximately 6.30pm

Chermside Service

Monday to Friday the bus leaves from Chermside (Thomas St opp Quest Apartments) every 45 minutes, with the first service at 7:20am.

The first service arrives at ACU with sufficient time to attend an 8.00am lecture.  The last service on this route leaves ACU at approximately 6.30pm.

From 7.30pm a single bus operates on the Chermside/Northgate/Toobul route.  Last service from campus departs at approximately 9.30pm.


On Saturdays, the bus leaves Chermside every hour. The first service leaves Chermside at 1pm arriving at ACU at 1:30pm via Toombul (arriving 1:15pm) and Northgate (arriving 1:20pm). The last service leaves ACU approximately 5:30pm.

Please note: The bus service is provided for the use of ACU students and staff to attend the University for academic and work purposes only. Students and staff may be required to show their ACU Student /Staff ID Card.

ACU will constantly monitor the service and reserve the right to make adjustments and changes to the service in an effort to ensure consistency and cost effectiveness.

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