ACU Bus Service

For the convenience of students and staff, ACU runs a free bus to and from Toombul and Chermside.

ACU offers two bus services which run Monday to Saturday. They service the Toombul and Northgate train stations and Chermside precinct. The departure point from ACU is the Bus Drop Off Area (behind Library).

The ACU bus services run between the designated pickup and drop off points only. The service does not allow any picking up or dropping off of passengers other than at these points. The bus routes can vary depending on traffic conditions to ensure adherence, as much as possible, to the timetables.

See Shuttle Pick Up Points (PDF, 314KB) for further information


Toombul Service

Monday to Friday the bus leaves Toombul roughly every half hour and takes 15 minutes to reach ACU. The bus runs from 7:30am – 9:00pm Monday to Thursday, and 7:30am – 6:00pm on Friday.

This service departs Toombul, Grace Street (Toombul Railway Station end). The bus continues to Northgate Station, Ridge Street (ramp side) and then to ACU.

The last Toombul service leaves ACU at 9:15pm Monday to Thursday and 6:15pm on Friday.

For further information please see the Toombul Bus Timetable (PDF, 42KB).

Chermside Service

The new service from Chermside (Thomas St opp Quest Apartments), leaves every 40 minutes, with the first service at 7:20am. The trip is 20 minutes from Chermside to ACU.

The last return service will leave ACU at 9:10pm Monday to Thursday, and 6:30pm on Friday.

For further information please see the Chermside Bus Timetable (PDF, 35KB).


On Saturdays, the bus leaves Chermside every hour. The first service leaves Chermside at 1pm arriving at ACU at 1:30pm via Toombul (arriving 1:15pm) and Northgate (arriving 1:20pm). The last service leaves ACU approximately 5:30pm.

There are no services on Sunday.

Please note: The bus service is provided for the use of ACU students and staff to attend the University for academic and work purposes only. Students and staff may be required to show their ACU Student /Staff ID Card.

ACU will constantly monitor the service and reserve the right to make adjustments and changes to the service in an effort to ensure consistency and cost effectiveness.