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Melbourne Cup Race Day

Royal Randwick Racecourse, Randwick

Gates open
10:30
First race
11:45
Last race
17:40

Ticketing information

Valid pre-purchased tickets to Everest Carnival race days include travel to and from Randwick Racecourse on the following public transport services:

  • Train services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)
  • Sydney Metro
  • Regular bus services
  • Special event shuttle bus services
  • Sydney Ferry and Newcastle Ferry services
  • Sydney and Newcastle Light rail services

Remember to keep your event ticket safe for your return journey or you’ll need to use your Opal card or accepted contactless payment method as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport. Your event ticket is valid on public transport until 4am the following day.

Note: an additional train station access fee applies for travel to or from Domestic and International Airport stations. Your event ticket entitlements does not include the access fee.

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.

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

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

The closest station to Royal Randwick Racecourse is Central. Shuttle buses will run direct to the Racecourse from Eddy Avenue at Central Station.

Trackwork

Major weekday trackwork is taking place on Tuesday 5 November which may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • Blue Mountains Line: Buses replace trains between Lithgow and Mount Victoria. Bathurst trains continue to run, to a changed timetable. Each day between 9:30am and 5:30pm buses replace trains between Lithgow and Katoomba.

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.

Shuttle buses

Express special event buses (Route 32) will run to Royal Randwick Racecourse from Eddy Avenue at Central Station and return.

Shuttle bus times will be available closer to the event. 

Regular route buses

Many regular Sydney Buses services travel between the City and Eastern Suburbs via Anzac Parade and Alison Road to get you to Randwick Racecourse including Routes 339, 373, 374, 376 and 377.

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 to Central where you can catch a shuttle bus to Randwick Racecourse leaving from Eddy Avenue.

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 change for a shuttle bus to Randwick Racecourse leaving from Eddy Avenue.

Note: Traffic changes for the CBD and South East Light Rail may affect how you travel so plan ahead and allow extra travel time. Day and night tram testing is underway between the Sydney CBD and South East so pedestrians are reminded to exercise caution and cross at designated pedestrian crossings.

For maps and service frequencies see Light rail service informationFor 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 may affect how you travel so plan ahead and allow extra travel time. Day and night tram testing is underway between the CBD and South East so pedestrians are reminded to exercise caution and cross at designated pedestrian crossings.

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

Taxi

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.

Ride-share

All ride-share vehicles are advised to pick up and drop off on Ascot Street. There is no stopping permitted on Alison Road. See the ATC Randwick Racecourse site map for location details.

Parking

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.

Special event clearways

Special event clearway parking restrictions will be in place on roads around the racecourse including sections of Ascot St from 8am until 7pm and High St from 3pm until 7pm.

Clearways are strict no-parking zones, and apply even to local residents or RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Check signs before parking as vehicles left in special event clearways will be towed and a towing fee applies.

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

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).