My husband will be working at Deakin University, Burwood campus for several months. Due to accomodations issues and desire to be in the city, we have decided to split our stay in two. Spend 2 months in Burwood and then 2 months in the CBD. My question is: on google maps it looks like it around 13 KM from CBD to Deakin, but the public transit site says that trip is over an hour long. That seems like a long way. It is unclear if that is a zone 1 trip or zone 2. Does anyone know? (Can I say I do not like the MYKI system!!)
Also, my husband is considering buying a bike off of Gumtree and using it. (He bikes to work at home). Is that a viable option from the CBD?
Thanks for any help.