Getting to campus

You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to Australia, and the city where your campus is located.

For example, if you're studying at our Bathurst campus, you should fly into Sydney, and then organise your own transport to Bathurst. Regular public transport is available between Sydney/Melbourne and the campus cities.

When to arrive

It is a good idea to arrive a few days prior to your start date as specified in your letter of enrolment. This will give you enough time to recover from your flight, settle in and explore your campus city before Orientation begins.

Orientation

We recommend that you attend your orientation session. This will make sure you can:

  • attend classes rather than look for a place to live
  • understand how things work at Charles Sturt University
  • avoid feeling frustrated and anxious
  • achieve your full academic potential.

If you are worried that you will not arrive for the beginning of session, please contact your International Liaison Officer.

Tell us when you're coming

As soon as you confirm your travel details, please complete the notification of arrival form. This form lets us know when to expect you.

Travel to your campus

We cannot pick you up from major cities like Sydney or Melbourne. But we can collect you from the city where you'll be studying, such as Bathurst.

Getting picked up

You can choose to arrange a Charles Sturt representative to collect you from the airport, bus or train station. They will then take you to your campus. If you would like to be picked up, please let us know at least one week before your arrival to guarantee pick-up.

As soon as we receive your notification form, we will email you to confirm your free pick up and provide you with a contact number to call in case your arrival is delayed.

Collection times

You can be picked up between 8:00am to 8:00pm daily from a week before Orientation and up to the last day of the first week of classes. If you arrive outside of these hours, you will need to make arrangements for overnight accommodation in the city.

Organising transport

You can travel to campus in various ways. We've provided some suggestions below.

Arriving late

If you arrive late, outside normal business hours (9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday on most campuses) and you have not already made arrangements with your International Student Liaison Officer, you will need to organise transport and accommodation. More information can be found below.

On the next day, please contact your International Student Liaison Officer to let them know you have arrived.

Getting to Albury-Wodonga

By Plane - 1 hour flight from Sydney or Melbourne

You can book a domestic flight from Melbourne or Sydney to Albury-Wodonga on Regional Express (Rex) services Albury-Wodonga. Virgin Australia also has domestic flights from Sydney to Albury-Wodonga.

By Train - 7.5 hours from Sydney, 3.5 hours from Melbourne

From Melbourne airport you will need to take the city shuttle bus to the Southern Cross Railway Station. At Southern Cross Railway Station you can purchase a ticket for the train or bus to Albury-Wodonga. You can access timetable information and book online through NSW TrainLink or V/line.

By Bus - about 9 hours from Sydney, about 4 hours from Melbourne

You can take a bus to Albury-Wodonga at the Greyhound Australia Southern Cross Terminal, Bay 64 Southern Cross Railway Station, Spencer Street Melbourne.

Arriving late

Take a taxi into Albury and arrange overnight accommodation

Albury-Wodonga Taxi Phone: (02) 6025 2255 or 131 008

After hours accommodation:

Please use the Wotif website to find suitable off campus accommodation.

About Albury-Wodonga campus

Getting to Bathurst

By Plane - 45 minute flight from Sydney

You can book a domestic flight from Sydney to Bathurst when you book your international flight. The airline that services Bathurst is called Regional Express (Rex).

Your connecting flight from Sydney to Bathurst will be from the domestic airport. There is a shuttle bus service to take you to the domestic terminal from the international terminal.

By Train - about 5 hours from Sydney

If you are arriving through Sydney airport, NSW TrainLink trains leave frequently (about every 10 minutes) from the Airport to Central Station in the centre of Sydney.

Once you have arrived at Central Railway Station, you will need to purchase a ticket to Bathurst from the CountryLink Office.

Some trains require you to change to a bus at Lithgow. All passengers travelling to Bathurst will be required to make their way off the train, up the stairs and to the right where you will be met by the connecting bus.

By Bus - about 4 hours from Sydney

Australia Wide coach offers bus services directly from Sydney Airport to Bathurst once a day, usually in the afternoon. Check their website for schedule, prices and to book your ticket. You must book in advance for airport pickups.

Arriving late

Contact Campus Security on (02) 6338 4999 to enquire if there is any on-campus emergency accommodation available.
If so, take a taxi to campus.

If no emergency accommodation is available, take up temporary accommodation

Bathurst Taxis Phone: 131 008

After hours accommodation:

Please use the Wotif website to find suitable off campus accommodation.

About Bathurst campus

Getting to Orange

By Plane - 1 hour flight

You can book a domestic flight from Sydney to Orange when you book your international flight. The airline that services Orange is Regional Express (Rex).

Your connecting flight to Orange will be from the domestic airport. There is a shuttle bus service to take you to the domestic terminal from the international terminal.

By Train - about 5 hours

Trains leave frequently (about every 10 minutes) from the Airport to Central Station in the centre of Sydney.

Once you have arrived at Central Railway Station, you will need to purchase a ticket to Orange from the NSW TrainLink office.

Some trains require you to change to a bus at the town of Lithgow. All passengers travelling to Orange will be required to make their way off the train, up the stairs and to the right where you will be met by the connecting bus.

By Bus - about 6 hours

Australia Wide Coaches offer bus services directly from Sydney Airport to Orange once a day, usually in the afternoon. Note, you must book in advance for airport pickups.

Arriving late

Contact Campus Security on (02) 6365 7522 to enquire if there is any on-campus emergency accommodation available. If so, take a taxi to campus.

If no accommodation is available, take up temporary accommodation in a hotel.

Orange Taxis Phone: 131 008

After hours accommodation:

Please use the Wotif website to find suitable off campus accommodation.

About Orange campus

Getting to Port Macquarie

By plane – 1 hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane.

You can book a domestic flight from Brisbane or Sydney on Qantas or Virgin.

By train - 7 hours from Sydney (Central) to Wauchope. Then 25 mins bus ride to Port Macquarie.

You can access timetable information and book online through NSW TrainLink.

By bus – 11 hours from Melbourne by Greyhound. 7 hours from Sydney; 12 hours from Brisbane by Premier Transport Group.

You can access timetable information and book online through Greyhound or Premier Transport Group

Arriving late

Contact and book a Taxi in Port Macquarie to your accommodation by calling – 131 008

You can also book a Taxi online at http://www.porttaxis.com.au/

After hours accommodation:

Please use the Wotif website to find suitable off campus accommodation.

More information

Getting to Wagga Wagga

By Plane - 1.25 hour flight

You can book a domestic flight from Sydney or Melbourne to Wagga Wagga when you book your international flight. The airlines that service Wagga Wagga are Qantas and Regional Express (Rex).

Your connecting flight to Wagga Wagga will be from the domestic airport. There is a shuttle bus service to take you to the domestic terminal.

By Train - about 6.5 hours

If you are arriving through Sydney airport, city trains leave frequently from the Airport to Central Station in the centre of Sydney.

Once you have arrived at Central Railway Station, you will need to purchase a ticket to Wagga Wagga from the NSW TrainLink. The train to Wagga Wagga leaves from the Country Trains platform.

Arriving late

Contact Campus Security on (02) 6933 2288 to enquire if there is any on-campus emergency accommodation available. If so, take a taxi to campus.

If no accommodation is available, take up temporary accommodation in a hotel.

Wagga Wagga Taxi Service Phone: 6921 4242

Please use the Wotif website to find suitable off campus accommodation.

About Wagga Wagga campus

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