Transportation to the Caulfield Campus
Public transport timetables can be accessed at ptv.vic.gov.au. The Journey Planner option on this website will give you the most efficient public transport options for your trip.
Train and tram
The quickest and easiest way to get to the Caulfield campus, especially from the city or South Yarra, is by train. Take the Frankston, Dandenong, Pakenham or Cranbourne lines and get off at Caulfield station. The campus is directly opposite the station (on the other side to the Caulfield Racecourse). The No. 3 tram from Swanston Street will also take you directly to the Caulfield campus.
To use the train or tram, you will need a Myki card. These can be purchased for $6 from machines at most train stations, or at convenience stores, and can be recharged in the same places. These cards must be ‘touched on’ and ‘touched off’ at the beginning and end of each journey. You can pre-purchase a Myki visitor pack from the Public Transport Victoria website.
There are two main bus routes that service the Caulfield campus:
- Bus Route 624 — Kew, Auburn Railway Station, Caulfield Railway Station, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Oakleigh Railway Station.
- Bus Route 900 — Stud Park Shopping Centre, Waverley Park, Monash University Clayton campus, Huntingdale Station, Oakleigh Railway Station, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Monash University Caulfield campus, Caulfield Railway Station.
A taxi rank is situated on the railway station side of Sir John Monash Drive.
Taxis from the city to the University cost around $25. For taxis during peak hours it is worth making a booking. The main taxi providers are:
- Black Cabs 13 CABS | 132 227
- Silver Top Taxi Service 131 008
- Yellow Cab Co 131 924
The nine kilometres (six mile) trip from the city of Melbourne will take about 25 minutes in peak hour traffic and 15 minutes at other times. If you are coming from Melbourne airport, add another 45 minutes in peak hour and 30 minutes at other times.
A user pay, multi-level car park is available on campus for staff, students, visitors and the general public. Entry to the car park is from Princes Avenue. Ticket machine parking is also available in the Guineas car park – entry via Normanby Road.
Note: This list is not exhaustive and is based on location and proximity to transport etc.
Carnegie – bus (624) to Caulfield campus or train from Carnegie Station.
South Yarra – Major shopping and restaurant district on Chapel Street. Train from South Yarra to Caulfield Train Station – approx 7 mins
Hotel Claremont Guest House (budget)
St Kilda – Seaside area accessible via tram (#3 and #16). Close to Acland Street, with many cafes, and restaurants.
For a more upmarket option:
Habitat HQ St Kilda (St Kilda Road # 3 tram)
Basebackpackers St Kilda (Carlisle Street, #3 tram)
CBD/Downtown Hotels: (15 minute via train to Caulfield from nearby city loop station/Flinders St stations)
Rydges Melbourne 186 Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Quest on Lonsdale 43 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Melbourne Marriott Cnr of Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets Melbourne
Alto Hotel on Bourke 636 Bourke St Melbourne
Oaks on William 350 William St Melbourne
Mantra on Russell 222 Russell Street Melbourne
For a complete list of CBD hotels please use the links/websites below.
All of the major hotel chains have properties in Melbourne. It is best to explore some of the web-based room booking agencies that offer special prices (especially for last-minute bookings) for most Melbourne hotels and short stay apartments.
Also visit www.tripadvisor.com for reviews of hotels, motels and backpackers.