Getting To Wollongong

Getting to Wollongong  

There are a couple of different options available for you to get to Wollongong from Kingsford Smith (Sydney) airport. An important to thing to keep in mind if you’re getting/ planning on getting a red eye flight is that trains to Wollongong stop at 12:33am and start again at 4:40am. Wolli Creek, Central and Bondi Junction stations all have lifts, portable boarding ramps, hearing loops, and tactile tiles. For more detailed accessibility information for stations you can go to http://www.sydneytrains.info/stations/station_details.htm.

 

Taxi + train: You can take a taxi to either Wolli Creek or Central station, then get a train to Wollongong. This option would be the fastest (7 minutes to Wolli Creek/16 minutes to central + 90ish minute train to Wollongong), but also likely the most expensive (you could also get a taxi from the city to Wollongong but only if you have an unlimited amount of money in your bank account tbh).  

 

Train: Another option is to catch a train to Wolli Creek from the airport, then change at Wolli Creek station for a train to Wollongong. Catching the train to Wollongong from the airport should take about an hour and a half. If you’re planning on taking the train to the city from the airport just be aware of the p expensive airport station fare!!  

Customers travelling to and from Sydney Domestic and International Airport stations using an Opal card will have the station access fee of $13.80 for Adult or $12.40 for Gold Senior/Pensioner, Concession and Child/Youth Opal card holders deducted from their Opal card balance in addition to the relevant Opal train fare. this access fee still applies if you get a single trip ticket from the airport station.

Bus + train: The third option is to catch a 400 bus (some are wheelchair accessible and others aren’t- you can check the Tripview app) to Bondi Junction station, and then take a train to Wollongong. Taking the bus and train to will take about two and a half hours.

 

Driving

For some delegates, driving may be their transportation of choice for getting to and around Wollongong. To those I provide this information. Just go for it.

Parking

There is certainly available parking at Accomodation and at the University, and also in the surrounding suburbs.

Parking at the university should be free because it is out of session, but if not, do not stress, we have a great initiative whereby if you carpool (have three people in the car) and go to a specific parking area, you get absolutely free parking!!! See below image – orange area. It is a wee bit of a walk to the most of the conference from the carpark.