How to get to the Hawthorn campus


Hawthorn has three railway stations – Hawthorn, Glenferrie and Auburn. From Glenferrie railway station, you will step straight onto campus.


Six tram routes (16, 48, 70, 72, 75 and 109) provide a quick and easy way to get to and from our Hawthorn campus.

Learn about student public transport concessions.


If you’re coming to our Hawthorn campus by car or motorcycle, all-day ticketed parking is available on campus. There are also ticketed off-campus car parks and on-street parking options.

The Hawthorn campus has three university car parks:

  • Wakefield Street (multi-deck)
  • Henry Street
  • Paterson Street.

The operating hours are 6am to 1am, seven days. Outside these hours, the multi-deck car park is closed. Car parks are open to the public.

Learn more about our car park locations.


If you live within walking distance, tree-lined streets, window shopping and nearby parks and gardens make the walk to campus all the more enjoyable. If you’re taking public transport, consider getting off a few stops early and walking the rest of the way.

Check out a few walking routes we recommend from local transport hubs:


Ride a bike and enjoy the benefits cycling has for your health, wellbeing, wallet and planet. The Hawthorn campus features bike lockers [PDF 870KB] for extra safety and protection.

Showers and bicycle facilities

Beat the traffic, freshen up before class with a shower and securely park your bike on campus. 

Apply for access to EW, SPS and AMDC secure bicycle parking [PDF 20KB].

Bike repair stations 

Find bike repair stations and basic tools outside the Engineering (EN) building, the Sports and Recreation Centre (SR) and within the basement car park of the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre (AMDC).


You can use Cabstop to book a taxi via SMS. The Cabstop service allows you to wait for a taxi in a safe area and gives the driver an exact location for pick-up.

See pick-up locations on our Hawthorn campus.


A range of legal rideshare and carpooling services, such as Uber, are available in Melbourne. Remember fares may increase at peak times.

Car sharing

If you don’t own a car and want to reduce pollution and congestion, you might be interested in car sharing. You can rent cars for a short period of time (often by the hour).

Flexicar offers three car share rentals close to the Hawthorn campus. Discounts are available.

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    Night Bus service to Hawthorn

    At Swinburne, we offer a night bus service to the Hawthorn campus. The night bus operates at 30-minute intervals during semester periods to ensure you get to and from the campus safely. This service can drop you off safely wherever you request, within the boundaries of Cotham Road, Burke Road, Riversdale Road and Power Street.