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Splendour in the Grass 2019

Yelgun, North Byron Bay Parklands




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 $2.80 on Sundays.

Remember to top up your Opal card before you travel to avoid waiting in line at top-up machines. You can top up your card online or at an Opal retailer.

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.

Sydney Metro services are high-frequency, driverless trains running between Tallawong Station and Chatswood Station.

Metro services start running from the early morning. Change at Epping to connect with train services towards Central. Note: Due to planned T1 North Shore Line trackwork customers should change at Epping not Chatswood to connect with train services towards Central.

On Sunday to Wednesday nights until late 2019, the late night North West Night Bus service will run frequent all-stops and limited stops services from Tallawong at 9.25pm and from Chatswood at 10.10pm while Sydney Metro grows to full operations. The first North West Night Bus service departs Tallawong at 9.25pm and Chatswood at 10.10pm. Services will run both all-stops route and limited stops routes.

You can use your Opal card or accepted contactless payment method on Sydney Metro services.

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

There is no local train station in Byron Bay, the closet station to the festival site is Casino. From Casino you can connect with bus services towards Byron Bay.  


Trackwork is taking place from 02:00 Saturday 20 July until 02:00 Monday 22 July 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 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.

Shuttle buses will be running from the following locations to help you get to and from the festival:

  • Byron Bay
  • Suffolk Park
  • Mullumbimby
  • Brunswick Heads
  • Ocean Shores
  • New Brighton
  • South Golden Beach
  • Ocean Shores
  • Crabbes Creek
  • Mooball
  • Burringbar
  • Murwillumbah
  • Wooyung
  • Pottsville
  • Hastings Point
  • Cabarita
  • Casuarina
  • Kingscliff
  • Tweed South 
  • Tweed Heads
  • Coolangatta
  • Kirra

You will need to pre-purchase a bus ticket and and have a valid event ticket to board the shuttle bus. For more information and to purchase a ticket visit Splendour in the Grass – Transport.

For bus service disruption information check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.

There may be an increase in traffic volumes on roads approaching the Parklands site including the M1 Pacific Mwy, particularly at the Yelgun Interchange, Tweed Valley Way, Brunswick Valley Way and Yelgun Rd as crowds arrive on Wednesday and Thursday and on Monday as festival goers leave.

A pickup/drop off area will be located at Mullumbimby Rugby Leagues Club on Manns Rd in Mullumbimby, from here you can connect with a shuttle service running to the event.

Note: There will be no drop off or pick ups on site for private vehicles and unauthorized shuttle services.

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

The following taxi companies operate services in the Byron Bay area and surrounds:

Byron Bay Taxis (Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads & Mullumbimby Areas                         

02 6685 5008

 Tweed Taxis (Areas north of North Byron Parklands)

1300 656 818

 Gold Coast Taxis (Gold Coast)

07 5588 1234

 Kingscliff Tweed Coast Taxis (Kingscliff to Pottsville)

1300 992 487

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

Parking is available on site but you must purchase a vehicle pass. For more information and to purchase your pass visit Splendour in the Grass – Travel.

There is no parking along Tweed Valley Way or in the surrounding streets around North Byron Parklands. Special event parking restrictions will be in place.

The number of vehicle passes available each day will be capped so plan ahead.

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).

For more information on Accessibility at the Festival visit the Splendour in the Grass FQA’s page