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Parramatta Park, Parramatta

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You can use an Opal card for all modes of public transport in Sydney and surrounding regions, including trains, buses, ferries and light rail. There is also a Travel Cap of $2.70 on Sundays.

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If you have an American Express, Mastercard or Visa debit or credit card which displays the contactless payment symbol, or linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and off at Opal card readers on trains, light rail and Sydney Ferries. Keep in mind if you’re travelling by bus you still need to use an Opal card. Standard (peak) Adult Opal fare pricing applies. If you consistently use the same contactless card or linked device to tap on and tap off, you may qualify for Opal daily, weekly and Sunday fare caps but no other Opal benefits apply.

Summer Holiday timetable

During the summer holidays including Christmas and New Year, Sydney trains, buses, ferries and light rail services will run to a changed timetable. Some services will run to weekend timetables on weekdays and other services, including those to major events, beaches and shopping centres, will run more frequently. Check out all the Summer Holiday timetable details and plan your trip before you travel.

The closest stations to Parramatta Park are Parramatta and Westmead. If you're coming from the west alight the train at Westmead, if you'e coming from the east alight at Parramatta.

Parramatta Park is within short walking distance from both stations.


Trackwork is taking place on various lines from 02:00 Saturday 15 December to 02:00 Monday 17 December and may affect how you travel to and from the event.

  • T1 Western & Richmond Line: Richmond trains start and end at Olympic Park. If you’re travelling to and from the City, change at Lidcombe for a connecting train.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line & T5 Cumberland Line: Buses replace trains between Leppington and Glenfield, then continue to Liverpool.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: Buses replace trains between Bondi Junction and Central. Express buses will run between Bondi Junction and Central.
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Buses replace trains between Glenfield and Sydenham.
  • Blue Mountains Line: From 02:00 until 15:20, buses replace trains between Springwood and Penrith.

To note: As of Sunday 30 September, the Epping to Chatswood rail line has temporarily closed for upgrades for around 7 months before Sydney Metro Northwest services begin in 2019. The new high-frequency bus service, Station Link, replaces trains between Epping and Chatswood. For more information on Station Link, visit

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. Trackwork may affect how you travel so allow plenty of extra travel time and plan ahead. For train service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

A free shuttle bus (Route 900) runs in a continuous loop around Parramatta CBD making stops near Parramatta Park including Macquarie St (Stop 3), O’Connell St (Stop 4) and Leagues Club on O’Connell St (Stop 5).

Saturday and Sunday: shuttle buses run every 10 minutes from 08:00 until 16:00.

A number of regular route bus services also run to Parramatta with stops along O’Connell St and Park Pde.

For bus service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Light rail services run between Central Station and Dulwich Hill with stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations. Change at Central to connect with a train service to Parramatta or Westmead.

For maps and service frequencies see Light rail service information. For light rail service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner

The closest wharf stop to Parramatta CBD is Parramatta Wharf. Parramatta Park is approximately a 15 minute walk (1.2km) from Parramatta wharf.

Sydney Ferries services are very popular and may reach capacity especially on weekends. Keep this in mind if you’re planning on catching an F3 Parramatta River service. Use the Trip Planner and consider the alternative public transport options available.

Due to low tide some ferry services to and from Parramatta wharf may be replaced by buses. See Parramatta Ferry low tide for the full calendar of ferry replacement services.

Note: From Wednesday 3 October, Rydalmere Wharf will be closed for around 5 months for upgrade works. A temporary bus service, Route 535, will run between Parramatta Wharf and Sydney Olympic Park Wharf via Rydalmere Wharf to connect with F3 Parramatta River ferry services. For more information, visit

For ferry service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

For the latest traffic information check Live Traffic NSW or download a real-time traffic app.

For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area visit NSW Taxi Council.

Limited parking spaces are available at Parramatta Park. These spaces are timed and cannot be pre-booked. Attendees are strongly encouraged to catch a train to Westmead or Parramatta instead.

Alternatively, there are limited council and commercial car park options available nearby. Visit, Parramatta Park – Parking for more information.

Accessible trips are shown in the Trip Planner with the wheelchair icon. You can select "accessible services only" in the Options to ensure you only see accessible services. Only trip plans with accessible train platforms, ferry wharves and buses will be presented. See accessible travel or download a transport app (select the "Accessibility" filter).