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Royal Randwick Race Day

Royal Randwick Racecourse, Randwick

Gates open
10:30
First race
11:30
Last race
16:30

Important Event Information

Attendees travelling by public transport are reminded that services continue to operate at a reduced capacity to maintain physical distancing across the network.

Light rail services will run regularly to and from Royal Randwick however remember to allow additional travel time and plan ahead by checking real-time capacity indicators where available as you may need to wait for the next service with available physical distancing capacity.

Remember to practise physical distancing when on-board transport services and to look for the ‘green dots’ to find the safest places to sit or stand on-board services.

Due to reduced capacity, queues for public transport services to get you to and from the venue may be lengthy so please allow extra time.

Opal

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.

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 for trains to Central.

Remember to maintain physical distancing when travelling on transport. Check real-time capacity indicators on available services when planning your trip. You may need to wait for the next service if physical distancing capacity is not available. Learn more about real-time capacity information.

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. Change at Central for Light rail services to Royal Randwick leaving from Chalmers Street.

Remember to maintain physical distancing when travelling on transport. Check real-time capacity indicators on available services when planning your trip. You may need to wait for the next service if physical distancing capacity is not available. Learn more about real-time capacity information.

Trackwork

Weekend trackwork is taking place from 2am Saturday 4 July until 2am Monday 6 July on the following lines which may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • T1 Western Line (until 2am Sunday): Buses replace trains between St Marys and Granville, and between Richmond and Granville.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Buses replace trains between Leppington and Glenfield. Trains run to a changed timetable between Macarthur and the City between Campbelltown and Central via Regents Park.
  • T5 Cumberland Line: Buses replace trains between Leppington and Glenfield (all weekend) and between Granville and Richmond (until 2am Sunday).
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Buses replace trains between Glenfield and Sydenham. Trains run to a changed timetable between Macarthur and the City via Granville, Campbelltown and Central via Regents Park and Turrella and the City via the Airport.
  • Blue Mountains Line (until 2am Sunday): Buses replace trains between Penrith and Central.

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 and trackwork or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

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 M50, 339, 373, 374, 376 and 377.

Remember to maintain physical distancing when travelling on transport. Check real-time capacity indicators on available services when planning your trip. You may need to wait for the next service if physical distancing capacity is not available. Learn more about real-time capacity information.

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 light rail service to Royal Randwick on the L2 Line.

Remember to maintain physical distancing when travelling on transport. Check real-time capacity indicators on available services when planning your trip. You may need to wait for the next service if physical distancing capacity is not available. Learn more about real-time capacity information.

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. L2 Randwick light rail services run between Circular Quay and Randwick via Central Station (Chalmers Street) and the L3 Kingsford line services run between Circular Quay and Kingsford via Central Station (Chalmers Street).

Catch a light rail service to Royal Randwick on the L2 Line. The stop is located along Alison Road just across from the racecourse. Due to reduced capacity, queues for public transport services to get you to and from the venue may be lengthy so please allow extra time.

Remember to maintain physical distancing when travelling on transport. Check real-time capacity indicators on available services when planning your trip. You may need to wait for the next service if physical distancing capacity is not available. Learn more about real-time capacity information.

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 may be busy on roads in the area as attendees travel to the event. If you have to drive, allow additional travel time.

Trams are running between the CBD and South East so pedestrians are reminded to exercise caution around the tram tracks and cross at designated pedestrian crossings.

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

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.

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.

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).