WC11 Public Transportation Info

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WC11 Public Transportation Information & Map

Bus travel requires a MyBus ticket (or a MyMulti ticket - most conference goers won’t need a MyMulti, unless you’re interested in a $22 unlimited day pass). MyBus tickets can be used for trips on Sydney Buses or private bus operators. If you change buses halfway through your journey, each leg is considered to be an individual trip and tickets must be validated accordingly.

MyBus tickets are available in three section based fare bands:
• MyBus1 (1-2 sections) (single fare $2.20) – this is all you would need to get from Coogee Beach to the UNSW campus
• MyBus2 (3-5 sections) (single fare $3.60)
• MyBus3 (6+ sections) (single fare $4.60)

You can purchase tickets at most News Agencies, Pharmacies, Post Offices, Mini-Mart shops, or Woolworth’s grocery stores. (There is an Oceanview Convenience Store at 190 Arden St., near McDonald’s and on the beach, which sells bus tickets. This is right across from the main bus stop at Coogee Beach, just north of the Coogee Bay Road intersection.)

A MyBus TravelTen ticket is also available. These tickets are valid for ten single trips in MyBus1, MyBus2, and MyBus3 configurations and offer savings on the cost of 10 single MyBus tickets (10 tickets for the price of 8). (TravelTen tickets are for the same fare types, so if you buy a TravelTen ticket you need to tell the vendor if it is for MyBus1, MyBus2, or MyBus3. All ten tickets will be the same (10 MyBus1 tickets, for example).
MyBus TravelTen tickets may also be validated more than once for a journey longer than the one specified on the ticket; for instance, a MyBus1 TravelTen may be validated twice for a journey equivalent to a MyBus2 (3-5 sections), or three times for a journey equivalent to a MyBus3 (6+ sections).

You need to calculate the number of sections for each leg and validate your ticket(s) accordingly. To determine the number of zones/sections look at the bus route information at the bus stop. Below the stop names you’ll see blue horizontal bands indicating “MyBus 1”, “MyBus2,” etc. Please see the example in the image below:

 

For example, from Coogee Beach to the UNSW campus (Botany Street – UNSW Gate 9 for the Clancy Auditorium; High Street – UNSW Gate 2 for the Follies “Roundhouse”) it would be one zone, so $2.20 one-way.

Buses that begin with “m”, like “m50”, require a pre-paid ticket. Buses with numbers like “373” or “372” can accept the pre-paid ticket (validate upon boarding), or exact change (cash) can be paid in Coogee. (In downtown Sydney, you should just assume that you need a ticket and cannot pay cash for your return. This is true from 7am-7pm, and always true at many key stops. If just traveling from Coogee Beach to UNSW, you should be able to use cash on the 370.)

Relevant buses from Coogee:

M50 To UNSW campus (use Botany St. – Gate 9 stop).

Catch bus on Arden St. along beach or on Carr St. at Mount St. Requires MyBus1 ticket. Pre-pay only. 6:30am-8:15pm weekdays (every 10-15 minutes); 7:30am-7:30pm weekends (every 20 minutes); last bus on night of Follies leaves Coogee Beach stop at 8:19pm.

370 To UNSW campus (use Botany St. – Gate 9 stop).

Ideal 5-7 minute ride to campus along Coogee Bay Rd. Requires MyBus1 ticket. 5:30am-8:30pm (every 10-15 minutes); last bus on night of Follies leaves the Coogee Beach stop at 8:00pm.

372 To Central Railway Station in Sydney.

Requires MyBus2 ticket (or validate a MyBus1 TravelTen ticket 2 times). 24 hours; every 6-15 minutes from 6am-8pm; approx. every 30 minutes from 8-11:45pm; approx. once an hour from 11:45pm-4:30am.

373 To Circular Quay (Phillip St.) in Sydney.

30 minute ride from Coogee Beach, then 15 minute walk to popular area of downtown Sydney for dinner and night life called “The Rocks.” Requires MyBus3 ticket (or validate a MyBus1 TravelTen ticket 3 times). 24 hours; every 6-15 minutes from 6am-8pm; approx. every 30 minutes from 8-11:45pm; approx. once an hour from 11:45pm-4:30am

ALL BUSES leaving Coogee (Beach) go via the Arden Street stop (at the beach, across from McDonalds), as well as from other stops. So if you’re not sure where to catch the bus, go to the beach!
Visit www.sydneybuses.info for more information, or use Google Maps to get directions for public transportation by visiting https://maps.google.com/. Click on “get directions” and then hit the “public transit” button featuring the bus icon.

Please see the attached WC11 Public Transportation Map for more detailed information!
 

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