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Symphony Under the Stars

Parramatta Park, Parramatta


Important event information

Attendees are advised that weekend trackwork is taking place on the T1 Western Line between St Marys, Richmond and Granville and will affect how you travel to and from Parramatta. Customers travelling by train from the west should allow extra travel time as you will need to change for connecting rail replacement bus services. From the city, attendees will need to change at Granville for rail replacement buses to Parramatta.


You can use an Opal card for all modes of public transport in Sydney and surrounding regions, including metro, trains, buses, ferries and light rail. Receive Opal benefits including daily and weekly fare caps and 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 services including metro, trains, buses ferries and light rail, 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.

Summer Holiday timetable

During the summer holidays including Christmas and New Year, transport services including metro, trains, buses, ferries and light rail will run to a changed timetable. Some services will run to weekend timetables on weekdays and other services, including those to major events, beaches and shopping centres, will run more frequently. Check out all the Summer Holiday Timetable details and plan your trip before you travel.

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 trains to Granville then rail replacement buses to Parrmatta. 

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. However, planned T1 Western Line trackwork is taking place between St Mary’s Richmond and Granville during the event. Attendees should allow plenty of additional travel time as you will need to catch a rail replacement bus to the event; 

  • From the City: Anyone travelling from the city will need to change at Granville for rail replacement buses to Parramatta running every 5 to 10 minutes.
  • From Western Line Stations between Richmond, St Marys and Granville: Attendees can catch express rail replacement buses to Parramatta running every 5 to 10 minutes from St Marys, Richmond, Blacktown, Seven Hills and Westmead.
  • From the Blue Mountains Line: trains will end at Penrith where express coaches will run to Parramatta every 30 minutes.

The main entry point to the Park is through O'Connell Street (Tudor Gatehouse) or via Macquarie Street.


Trackwork is taking place between 02:00 Saturday 18 January and 02:00 Monday 20 January which may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • T1 Western Line: Buses replace trains between St Marys, Richmond and Granville. On Sunday from 4.30pm, trains run between Parramatta and the City. 
  • T5 Cumberland Line: Buses replace trains between Richmond and Granville.
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Nightly from 22:00 until 02:00 buses replace trains between Glenfield and East Hills 
  • Blue Mountains Line: Buses replace trains between Penrith and Central. 
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: Most trains start and end at North Sydney. 

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 (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 Park is Parramatta Wharf. The stadium 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, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

L1 Dulwich Hill light rail services run between Central Station (Grand Concourse) and Dulwich Hill. The new L2 Randwick Line services run between Central Station (Chalmers Street) and Randwick. Services run frequently on weekdays and weekends.

From Central change for a Western Line train to Granville, then change for a rail replacement bus 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

Roads around Parramatta will be busy, if you are planning on driving allow additional travel time.

Motorists should also 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.

A secure taxi rank is located at Parramatta Westfield on Fitzwilliam Street.

Note: O’Connell St is a no stopping zone and taxis or any other vehicles are not permitted to drop or pick up any passengers at any time. 

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.

The following car parks are within walking distance of the Park. 

  • Justice Precinct Car Park (Hunter Street)
  • Eat Street Car Park (George Street) 
  • City Centre Car Park (George Street)
  • Riverbank Car Park (Phillip Street)

Visit City of Parramatta - Parking 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).