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Royal Randwick Race Day

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Royal Randwick Racecourse, Randwick

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Last race


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 Royal Randwick Racecourse is Central. Many regular Sydney Bus services run from Eddy Avenue to Randwick with stops near the racecourse, or connect with a special event bus to Royal Randwick.


Trackwork is taking place from 02:00 Saturday 25 until 02:00 Monday 27 May and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • T1 North Shore Line: From 02:00 until 15:20 on Saturday, buses replace trains between Berowra and Gordon.
  • T1 Western Line: Buses replace trains between Emu Plains and Blacktown.
  • Blue Mountains Line: Buses replace trains between Lithgow and Blacktown. Bathurst trains are replaced by buses between Bathurst and Central. T1 Western Line trains run between Blacktown and the City. These trains do not run to the Blue Mountains Line train timetable.

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 extra travel time and plan ahead. For train service disruption information, check travel alerts and trackwork or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

To note: the Epping to Chatswood rail line has been temporarily closed for upgrades ahead of Sydney Metro North West services starting 26 May. The high-frequency bus service, Station Link, replaces trains between Epping and Chatswood until this date. For more information on Station Link, visit

Express special event buses (Route 32) will run to Royal Randwick Racecourse from Eddy Avenue at Central Station every 20 minutes from 9am until 10:40am. 

Return services will run from the ATC Randwick Bus Plaza back to Central every 20 minutes from 4pm until 5:40pm. 

Regular Sydney Buses services also travel between the City and Eastern Suburbs via Anzac Parade and Alison Road get you to Randwick Racecourse including routes 339, 373, 374, 377 and M50.

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

Catch one of the many ferry services to Circular Quay and change for a train service to Central. From Central Station you can catch a regular Sydney Bus service to Alison Road.

For ferry 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. From Central you can connect with a regular bus service or event shuttle bus service to Randwick.

Customers are reminded that services will be busier than normal between Central and the Star while large crowds travel to and from Vivid Sydney precincts.

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.

Traffic changes for CBD and South East Light Rail construction may affect how you travel. Plan ahead and allow extra time when travelling in the South East.

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

Taxis may enter and exit the Royal Randwick Racecourse via Oaks Drive (entry off Ascot Street from the Doncaster Avenue roundabout). Taxis are not allowed to stop on Alison Road. For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area visit NSW Taxi Council.

Limited car parking may be available at the infield car park and entry is off High Street. Members Private Reserved Parking is off the Abbottsford entry. Members Reserved Parking in the Infield is on the Eastern side of the road. Patrons must display their “members car park permit” at all times.

Visit Live Traffic NSW to see the locations of special event clearways.

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).