Carols in the Crescent
Parramatta Park, Parramatta
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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, 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 from the early morning running every 10 minutes until late. Change at Epping to connect with train services towards Parramatta.
You can use your Opal card or accepted contactless payment method on Sydney Metro services.
The closest stations to Parramatta Park are Westmead and Parramatta. Trains run to either station every 10 to 15 minutes on weekends.
- From Westmead Station, the park is a 10 minute walk away. If you're coming from the western suburbs alight at Westmead.
- From Parramatta Station, the park is about a 15 minute walk away. If you're coming from the east alight at Parramatta.
Trackwork is taking place from 02:00 Saturday 14 December until 02:00 Monday 16 December and may affect how you travel to and from the event:
- T4 Eastern suburbs and 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 Port Kembla and Wollongong.
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 trackwork and travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.
A free shuttle bus (Route 900) runs in a continuous loop around Parramatta CBD making stops near Parramatta Park including Macquarie St (Stop 3), O’Connell St (Stop 4) and Leagues Club on O’Connell St (Stop 5). On Saturday, shuttle buses run approximately every 10 minutes from 8am until 4pm. See the Shuttle Bus Map.
Plenty of regular route bus services run to and from Parramatta Interchange which is within a 15 minute walking distance of Parramatta Park including route 549, 550, 600, 601, 609, 625, 665 and T80.
The closest wharf stop to Parramatta CBD is Parramatta Wharf. Parramatta Park is approximately a 15 minute walk (1.2km) from Parramatta wharf.
Sydney Ferries services are very popular and may reach capacity especially on weekends. Keep this in mind if you’re planning on catching an F3 Parramatta River service. Use the Trip Planner and 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.
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 a train service to Parramatta.
Motorists should exercise caution as pedestrian activity will be high on roads between Parramatta Interchange and the Parramatta Park as crowds arrive and leave the area.
The widened M4 between Parramatta and Homebush and the new M4 Tunnels between Homebush and Haberfield allows motorists to bypass more than 50 sets of traffic lights on Parramatta Road. A distance-based toll applies. For details on the M4 upgrades, visit westconnex.com.au.
Traffic changes for Parramatta Light Rail construction may affect how you travel through Parramatta CBD. For more information visit Parramatta Light Rail.
No parking will be available at Parramatta Park for the event. Attendees are encouraged to catch public transport instead.
Nearby parking is available in the Parramatta CBD at Parramatta Station, City Centre, Eat Street and Bowling Green car parks. 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).