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International Rowing Regatta 2019

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Sydney International Regatta Centre, Castlereagh


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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.

The closest station to the Sydney International Regatta Centre is Penrith. From there, change for a special event shuttle bus service to the Regatta Centre running on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.


Weeknight trackwork is taking place during the week on various lines and may affect how you travel from the event during the week.

On the weekend, trackwork will be taking place from 02:00 Saturday 30 March until 02:00 Monday 1 April and may affect how you travel to the event:

  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: Buses replace trains between Cronulla, Waterfall and Central. Trains run to a changed timetable between Bondi Junction and Central.
  • South Coast Line: Buses replace trains between Dapto and Central, and also between Port Kembla and Wollongong. Trains run to a changed timetable between Bomaderry and Kiama, and between Kiama and Dapto.

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: the Epping to Chatswood rail line has been temporarily closed for upgrades ahead of the Sydney Metro Northwest services begin in May 2019. The high-frequency bus service, Station Link, replaces trains between Epping and Chatswood. For more information on Station Link, visit

A special event shuttle bus will run hourly between Penrith Station and the Regatta Centre on Friday 29, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March during the series.

To the Regatta: shuttle buses will leave from the northern side of Penrith Station on an hourly basis.

  • Friday and Saturday: from 7am until 6pm
  • Sunday: from 7am until 4pm

To Penrith: buses back to the Station will leave from the bottom of the P1 car park at the Regatta on an hourly basis:

  • Friday and Saturday: from 7:30am until 6:30pm
  • Sunday: from 7:30am until 6:30pm.

Busways services also operate through the Blacktown, Richmond, Mt Druitt and Penrith areas.

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 for T1 Western Line trains to Penrith.

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.

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

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

Parking on site is very limited and is expected to fill quickly. Take advantage of the free shuttle buses.

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).