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Parramatta Park, Parramatta



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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

For ferry service disruption information, checktravel 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 a train service 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 the Trip Planner.

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

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

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).