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Modes of Transport for students in Australia

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Australian Universities, have always been on the hit list for international students as they foresee better and wider career opportunities after pursuing education in the country.

For many reasons, Australia is being shortlisted as study destination by students from overseas. Of them, what entice students more in land of kangaroos is friendly atmosphere, organised lifestyle and quality of education.

Be it on or off campus, city or suburb, students have many options to go around Australia since the country is facilitated with well-developed and advanced transportation facilities.

Modes of Transport for students in Australia

Extensive transportation in Australia includes: Bicycles, buses, trains and subways, taxis and planes.


Cycling through green meadows in and around campus could definitely be a great joy. Cycling is always economical and it is obligatory for a cyclist to wear helmet. It is mandatory for a cyclist to follow the rules on road. As cycle is their personal property it is required to lock the bicycle when not in use, and a good lock can be availed at a reasonable price.


Possibilities of commuting by bus is extensive for students based in the Australia. While the facility in the sub urban region is less as the buses do not run often. It is better for students to have an alternative mode of transportation who live in sub urban region. For long journeys commuting by train and airways is recommended.

Trains and Subways

Railway system is Australia is well organised and connects to every nook and corner of the country. The large railway network comprises of 33, 819 km of track. Train system is an easy and convenient mode of transport in the country.


Travelling by taxi proves expensive for students in Australia. It is advisable to commute by taxi for long journeys and to such a place, where there is lack of public transport. Students should make sure that the driver has valid ID card and switch on taxi meter. It is not recommended to take taxi with a fixed price. Taxi drivers in Australia are not given tips.


Australia has two national airways of which, Qantas is well-known. There are many more regional networks that fly around the country. Australia possess many airports both paved and unpaved.


Highway system in Australia is subdivided into Federal highways, the state highways and local roads. As a nation, Australia is more dependent on road, and highways have been well-connected to remote areas to make commuting easy.

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