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Illawarra Folk Festival

Bulli Showgrounds, Bulli


Thursday start
Thursday finish
Friday start
Friday & Saturday finish
Saturday & Sunday start
Sunday finish


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.

More ways to pay

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.

The closest station to the event is Bulli Station on the South Coast Line which is approximately a 400m walk from the event site.

On Saturday and Sunday, trains from Bondi Junction via Central to Kiama will make an additional stop at Bulli between 05:19 until 18:13. The Kiama to Bondi Junction services will also make an additional stop at Bulli between 05:57 and 17:56.

A special “Green Music Train” service will also be running 2 services a day on the weekend from Bondi Junction and Central Station to Bulli. For more information visit Illawarra Folk Festival – Green Music Train.


Trackwork is taking place between 02:00 Saturday 19 January and 02:00 Monday 21 January and may affect how you travel to and from the event.

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 to and from events. For the latest information, check trackwork service updates or use the Trip Planner.

A free shuttle bus will be on call and running between Bulli Station and the festival site between 08:00 and 19:00 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. To arrange a bus pickup call 1300 887 034 on the day of the event. 

Dion’s Bus Services run regularly on weekdays and weekends. The following bus routes stop within walking distance of the event site including Routes 1, 1U (weekdays only), 2 (weekdays and Saturday only), 4 and 4U (weekdays only).

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

Roads approaching Bulli Showground are expected to be busy including the Princess Hwy.

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

Wollongong Radio Cabs operate services in the Illawarra region. For more details visit Wollongong Radio Cabs.

Free on-site parking is available at the event site off Grevillea Park Rd. For more parking information, visit Illawarra Folk Festival FAQ – Parking.

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).