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University of Tasmania students travel free to start semester two

Metro is proud to play an important role in the daily life of a university student and is offering students free travel to start their semester.

From Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July all students from the University of Tasmania’s Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses will be offered free travel on Metro bus services.

In partnership with the Tasmanian University Union, Launceston students will be able to access this offer on routes 6,7,8 and 10.

In partnership with The University of Tasmania, Cradle Coast students will be able to access this on routes 40/50, 41/51 and 85.

Simply present your UTAS student ID card and you will not be charged a fare!

This offer is not available to Hobart based students.


Buses from Launceston to the University via Mowbray run every 10-20 minutes*, so there’s no fuss if you miss the bus.

Turn Up and GO works by combining a number of routes to form a high frequency service travelling between the Launceston CBD and the University of Tasmania via Mowbray and Inveresk. It connects both Newnham and Inveresk campuses.

Click here to view the timetable, or use the Trip Planner to make your travel even easier.

*Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pmServices during University semester operate every 10 minutes, during University vacation services run at alternately every 10 and 20 minutes.


Use a Greencard for cheaper travel all year round 

If you’re studying full time at UTAS this year, you’re eligible for an adult concession Greencard, which offers a flat $1.84 fare, a low daily cap of $2.90 or $5.60 in the urban area, and a 20% discount in the non-urban areas of Burnie and Hobart! It makes boarding faster and more convenient without the need to worry about correct change – simply top it up online or by giving cash to the driver.

If you wish to apply for a Metro Greencard or have any questions about this offer please call Metro on 13 22 01.

Click here to learn more about Greencard.


Travel tips to make your travel as smooth as possible

  • Be at your stop five minutes before your bus is scheduled to depart. This allows time for any delays during boarding and eliminates any last minute dash to the stop.
  • Signal for the bus driver to stop. Many different routes service each bus stop and it can be difficult for the driver to know which service the people waiting at a stop require.
  • Be respectful of your driver and fellow passengers. As per our conditions of travel, offensive or disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated on Metro buses.
  • Download the Metro App to have a Trip Planner, access to your personal Greencard profile, and important network alerts at your fingertips on the go.

If you’re new to catching the bus, check out more handy tips by clicking here.