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Parramatta Lanes Festival 2019

Parramatta CBD


Start daily
Finish Tue - Thu
Finish Friday


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 head you travel to avoid queues at top-up machines. You can top up your card online or at an Opal retailer.

More ways to pay

If you have a contactless-enabled American Express, Mastercard or Visa debit or credit card, or a linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and tapping off at Opal card readers. Available on all public transport in the Opal network, contactless payments are another way to pay on the Opal network. Adult Opal fare pricing applies and you will receive Opal benefits, including daily and weekly fare caps.

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 Parramatta. 

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.

You can use your Opal card or accepted contactless payment method on Sydney Metro services. You will need to use your Opal card on North West Night Bus services.

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

The closest station is Parramatta and all the festival lanes are within a 15 minute walk from the station. 


Weeknight trackwork is taking place from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 October and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line and South Coast Line: From 21:30 until 01:30 each evening, buses replace trains between Bondi Junction and Central. 
  • T5 Cumberland Line: On Tuesday and Wednesday from 23:00 until 01:00, some trains run to a changed timetable between Richmond and Granville, and between Granville and Leppington only. 

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.

A free shuttle bus runs in a continuous loop around Parramatta CBD and runs regularly on weekdays and weekends:

  • Monday – Friday shuttle buses will run from 7am to 6:30pm.

Many regular bus services travel to Parramatta including routes T80, 600, 601, 606, M52, 549, 550, 665, 603, 609 and 625.

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

The closest wharf to the event is Parramatta, which is within a 10 minute walking distance from Parramatta CBD.

F3 Parramatta River service are very popular and may reach capacity, especially on weekends. Keep this in mind if you’re planning on catching a ferry. Plan your trip ahead and allow plenty of extra travel time or 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.

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. Change at Central to connect with trains to Parramatta.

For maps and service frequencies see Light rail service information. For light rail service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using Trip Planner.

A number of roads will be closed around Parramatta during the event for crowd safety. 

Changed traffic conditions will be in place with temporary road closures, traffic control and local detours in place throughout the event.

Road closures

  • Erby Place off Phillip St will be closed from 5pm each night from Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 October.
  • Horwood Place between the City Centre Car Park and George St will be closed from midday to 23:30 on Tuesday 15 October, and from 2pm to midnight each night from Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 October.
  • Dirrabarri Lane off Phillip Street will be closed each night from 17:00 to 23:00 from Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 October.

Motorists should expect delays, allow extra travel time and follow the direction of traffic controllers and NSW Police on site during the festival.

Traffic changes for Parramatta Light Rail construction may affect how you travel through Parramatta CBD. For more information visit Parramatta Light Rail.

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

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

There are more than 3,000 parking spaces available at three parking stations in the Parramatta CBD - Parramatta Station, City Centre and Eat Street car parks. Parking is also available at the Novotel Parramatta off Church Street.  Visit City of Parramatta – Car Parks 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).