Transport

For all transport enquiries please email travel@joeys.org

 

  BOARDING STUDENT TRAVEL BOOKINGS
  • TrainLink timetable for end of Term 3

Trainlink Timetable for  End of Term 3

TRAVEL TO ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE

St Joseph’s College is located eight kilometres from the Sydney CBD. 

Dedicated bus services operate from the Northern Beaches, Eastern Suburbs and St George/Sutherland. Information on state transit services is noted below.

 

THE COLLEGE BUS SERVICES

The College operates daily return bus services from the Eastern Suburbs and the Northern Beaches. A service from the St George and Sutherland Shire operates on Monday mornings only.

Parents must book a seat for their son(s) as applicable on the bus service required. There is a cost to parents for using these services.  

BUS SERVICE

Day student cost – 2017 

Weekly boarder cost – 2017
Northern Beaches
Northern Beaches Bus Route and Timetable
$420 per term
$1680 per annum
$200 per term
$800 per annum
Eastern Suburbs
Eastern Suburbs Bus Route and Timetable
$420 per term
$1680 per annum
$200 per term
$800 per annum
St George + Sutherland Shire
St George Sutherland Bus Route and Timetable
N/A

$200 per term
$800 per annum

All parents/carers must agree to the College Bus Terms and Conditions before applying for the College bus service. Payment for the College bus service is via the student’s account.

Download a College bus service application.

TRAVEL FOR COUNTRY BOARDERS WITH TRAINLINK

Boarders are entitled to free travel home within NSW.  Application forms for a Boarder’s Pass are available from SJC Student Services.

Many boarders travel to and from St Joseph’s College on TrainLink Services. Students are either collected at the College gates or depart from Central Station and are usually dropped off at the railway station closest to their home destination. On return trips, students are dropped off at the College gates if travelling by coach, or at Central Station if travelling by train. A College bus is used to meet most trains on the inbound trip and to transport students to Central Station on the outbound trip.

Bookings are made by parents/carers through the College. Parents/carers are notified by email when the booking form is available on the College website. Bookings must be completed by the closing date (noted on the booking form) and forwarded to the College. All bookings received by the College are sent to TrainLink; bookings not made by the due date cannot be accepted by the College. Late bookings are to be made directly with TrainLink and will be usually be allocated to a regularly scheduled TrainLink service, NOT a school service. 

Once bookings have been made, students are to check their travel details are correct on the boarders’ TrainLink list which is displayed on dormitory noticeboards. It is a good idea for parents/carers to place a reminder in their son’s diary three weeks into each term to let the College know of travel booking requirements in case of miscommunication.

Students may wish to travel at the end of term to go to a friend’s house in the country. There is a charge by TrainlLink for this travel which is put on the student’s account. Bookings cannot be guaranteed for students not travelling to their home destination. Preference for the limited seating available is for boarding students travelling home, provided their booking was made by the deadline. For group bookings parents should make a reservation directly with regular NSW TrainLink services (phone 132232).

Once bookings have been finalised, tickets will be issued to the students two days prior to departure. The travel timetable with arrival and departure information will be posted on the College website.  

Please note TrainLink has strict luggage restrictions. Passengers are permitted to take a maximum of two bags, each weighing no more than 20kgs.  They may also have one item of hand luggage not weighing more than 5kg.

 

STUDENT TRAVEL PASSES

New students can arrange their free Student Travel Passes by completing and returning the application form included in the enrolment pack. 

In all other cases, free Student Travel Passes can be arranged through the Student Services Office.

 

STATE TRANSIT

Detailed information on school bus routes and timetables to and from St Joseph’s College is available. Visiting the Transport NSW website www.131500.com.au and using the trip planner you are able to plan how your son will be able to travel to and from St Joseph’s College.

SYDNEY BUSES (STATE TRANSIT)

Morning

From/To Bus Time Location
Chatswood Station to College 536 Depart: 7.30am Chatswood Station Stand J – Victoria Avenue, west side. Pre-paid stop
    Arrive: 7:45am Hunters Hill, Ryde Road, near Luke Street
  536 Depart: 7.05am Chatswood Station Stand J – Victoria Avenue, west side. Pre-paid stop. 
    Arrive: 7.31am Hunters Hill, Ryde Road, near Luke Street
City to College 501 Depart: 7.13am Railway Square, George Street
Stand D near Central Station
    Arrive: 7.39am Gladesville, Victoia Road, near Huntleys Point.
This requires a 1.3km walk to the College gates
  506 Depart: 7.08am Druitt Street, near Kent Street
Near Town Hall Station. Pre-paid stop.
    Arrive: 7.28am Hunters Hill, Ryde Road, near Luke Street

 Afternoon

From/To Bus Time Location
College to Chatswood Station 536 Depart: 5.03pm Ryde Road, near Figtree Road
    Arrive: 5.29pm Pacific Highway near Sutherland Road, Chatswood
Walk 609 metres to Chatswood Station
  536 Depart: 5.23pm Ryde Road, Near Figtree Road
    Arrive: 5.49pm Pacific Highway near Sutherland Road, Chatswood
Walk 609 metres to Chatswood Station
College to City 501 Depart: 5.14pm Ryde Road, near Figtree Road
    Arrive: 5.37pm George Street, near QVB
Walk 213 metres to Town Hall Station
  506 Depart: 5.30pm Ryde Road, near Figtree Road
    Arrive: 5.55pm George Street, Near QVB
Walk 213 metres to Town Hall Station

 For more public transport information go to www.131500.com.au.

SYDNEY TRAINS

Trains to Chatswood or Meadowbank stations and then pick up State Transit (Government) Buses Route 536. For more public transport information go to www.131500.com.au.

FERRY SERVICES

Ferry services operate from Wharf 5 at Circular Quay to Valentia Street Wharf and Huntleys Point (Gladesville) Wharf. From Valentia Street Wharf the State Transit (Government) Buses Route 538 provides a connecting service that travels along Ryde Road past the front gates of the College. For more public transport information go to www.131500.com.au.

 

TAXIS

From the city: The taxi fare from the City to St Joseph’s is approximately $30. This may vary according to amount of traffic congestion and the time of day.

From the airport: The taxi from the airport is approximately $50. Again this may vary.

Tips are not expected from taxi drivers in Sydney.