Symphony Under the Stars
Parramatta Park, Parramatta
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The closest stations to Parramatta Park are Parramatta and Westmead. The Park is within short walking distance from both stations.
If you're coming from the west, alight the train at Westmead. If you're coming from the east, alight at Parramatta.
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:
- T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Buses replace the all-stations trains between Strathfield and Central. Leppington trains run to a changed timetable between Leppington and the City via Granville, every 30 minutes. Trains do not stop at Ashfield.
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.
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 transportnsw.info.
A number of regular route bus services making stops near Parramatta Park along O’Connell St and George St including Route 549 from Epping to Parramatta via North Rocks and Route 829 that runs in a loop between North Parramatta and Parramatta.
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 on the T1 Western Line.
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 transportnsw.info
Parramatta Park will be pedestrian-only from 2pm on event day with no on-site parking for the general public. 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).