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EPIK 2021

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

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Start both days
17:00
Finish both days
23:59

Important travel advice

Attendees are encouraged to plan their trip and consider all the available travel options ahead of time.

When catching public transport, plan ahead, allow extra time and sit or stand on the green dots. You can also check real-time capacity indicators when planning your trip or boarding services.

Trains run regularly to Olympic Park from Lidcombe, the venue is a short walk from the station.

Remember it’s mandatory to wear a face mask when travelling on public transport, and you'll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment card/device when travelling to and from the event. Register your details via the Opal website or app ahead of time.

If you’re driving, travel with your group and consider pre-booking your parking online available until 11:59pm the night before the event. Traffic may be heavier than usual on roads approaching the precinct so allow extra travel time. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.

Additional measures and staff will be in place around Sydney Olympic Park to safely manage crowds arriving and leaving the event so please be patient, practise physical distancing while in queues and follow the directions of staff on site.

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 to connect with trains towards Lidcombe then Olympic Park.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service capacity information.

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

The closest station to Sydney Showground is Olympic Park.

From Lidcombe head to Platform Zero for a direct train to Olympic Park, running every 10 minutes until late.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service capacity information.

Trackwork

Trackwork is taking place from 10pm Friday 10 December until 2am Monday 13 December on the following lines which may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • T1 North Shore Line: From 10pm Friday until 2am Saturday and 6pm Saturday until 6am Sunday, trains run between Lindfield and North Sydney, or Berowra and Central only. Trackwork between Central and Lidcombe may affect how you travel.
  • T1 Western Line: From 10pm Friday until 2am Saturday and 6pm Saturday until 6am Sunday, trains run between Penrith and Olympic Park only. Change at Lidcombe to continue your journey. Buses run from Lidcombe to Strathfield, and Strathfield to Central, in that direction only. Limited stop and all-stations trains continue to run from the City to Lidcombe via Strathfield, in that direction only. On Saturday from 2am until 6pm, trains run to a changed timetable between Penrith and the City, making extra stops at Homebush, Burwood, Croydon and Ashfield. Trains towards Penrith stop at all stations from Westmead to Seven Hills. Richmond trains run between Richmond and Olympic Park only.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: From 10pm Friday until 2am Saturday and 6pm Saturday until 6am Sunday, trains run between Leppington and Olympic Park only. Change at Lidcombe to continue your journey. Buses run from Lidcombe to Strathfield, and Strathfield to Central, in that direction only. Limited stop and all-stations trains continue to run from the City to Lidcombe via Strathfield, in that direction only On Saturday from 2am until 6pm, the all-stations Homebush trains will not run. Leppington trains run between Leppington and Strathfield only, making an extra stop at Homebush. T1 Western Line Penrith trains make extra stops at Homebush, Burwood, Croydon and Ashfield. T9 Northern Line trains make extra stops at Burwood, Ashfield then all stations to Redfern. You may need to change trains at Strathfield to continue your journey.
  • T3 Bankstown Line: From 10pm Friday until 2am Saturday and 6pm Saturday until 6am Sunday, extra trains run from Lidcombe to the City via Sydenham, to a changed timetable and stopping pattern.
  • T7 Olympic Park Line: From 10pm Friday until 2am Saturday and 6pm Saturday until 6am Sunday, trains run to a changed timetable between Olympic Park and Lidcombe then continue to Penrith or Leppington.
  • T9 Northern Line: From 10pm Friday until 2am Saturday, 6pm Saturday until 6am Sunday and 10pm Sunday until 2am Monday, trains run between Hornsby and Ashfield only. Buses run from Strathfield and Ashfield towards Central, in that direction only. Limited stop and all-stations trains continue to run from the City to Strathfield, in that direction only. If you are travelling to the City change at Strathfield an express bus. Change at Ashfield for an all-stations bus. If you are travelling from the City catch a train to Strathfield, then change for trains towards Hornsby. On Saturday from 2am until 6pm, trains run to a changed timetable and make extra stops at Ashfield, then all stations to Redfern.
  • Blue Mountains Line: From 10pm Friday until 2am Saturday, trains run between Blue Mountains Line stations and Strathfield only. Buses replace trains from Strathfield to Central, in that direction only. Limited stop trains continue to run from the City to Strathfield, in that direction only. From 6pm Saturday until 4.20am Sunday, trains run between Blue Mountains Line stations and Blacktown only. Express buses run between Blacktown and Central. T1 Western Line trains run between Blacktown and Olympic Park only.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: From 10pm Friday until 2am Saturday, trains run between Central Coast & Newcastle Line stations and Strathfield only. Buses replace trains from Strathfield to Central, in that direction only. Limited stop trains continue to run from the City to Strathfield, in that direction only. From 6pm Saturday until 1.40am Sunday, trains run to a changed timetable via the T1 North Shore Line. Trains leave Central from platform 16 and make extra stops at all stations between Town Hall and Chatswood, then Gordon. If you are travelling from Strathfield catch a T9 Northern Line train to Hornsby to connect with these services.

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 extra travel time and plan ahead. For the latest information, check trackwork and travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

The following Sydney buses services run to Olympic Park:

  • Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Strathfield via Sydney Olympic Park.
  • Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park.
  • Route 533 runs from Sydney Olympic Park to Chatswood via Rhodes & North Ryde.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service capacity information.

The closest wharf to Sydney Showground is Sydney Olympic Park wharf. There is a connecting 526 bus to the venue or alternatively it is approximately a 40 minute walk (3.6km) from the wharf.

F3 Parramatta River services run regularly to Olympic Park but services are popular and may reach capacity, so allow extra travel time and consider the alternative public transport options available.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service capacity information.

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

L2 Randwick light rail services run between Circular Quay and Randwick via Central Station (Chalmers Street) and L3 Kingsford line services run between Circular Quay and Kingsford via Central Station (Chalmers Street). Services run regularly, plan your trip using Trip Planner.

Change at Central for train services to Lidcombe to connect with shuttle trains to Olympic Park.

Due to light rail vehicle repairs, buses are replacing all light rail services on the L1 Dulwich Hill Line between Central Grand Concourse and Dulwich Hill until further notice. Consider using alternative transport and allow extra travel time. For more information and replacement bus stop locations, see the Transport news story.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service 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.

Traffic may be heavier than usual on roads approaching Sydney Olympic Park including the M4, Parramatta Road, Homebush Bay Drive and Concord Road as attendees travel to and from the event.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority may close some local roads to accommodate increased public transport services and ensure pedestrian safety during events. For road closure details, visit Sydney Olympic Park Authority and check out the interactive map. 

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

The nearest Taxi Rank to Sydney Showground is on Herb Elliott Avenue near the Pullman Hotel. 

For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area, visit Transport operators.

Visit Sydney Olympic Park Prebook to pre-book your parking ticket and guarantee yourself a space available until 11:59pm the night before the event.  

If you haven’t booked, follow the variable message signs within Sydney Olympic Park to the best available casual parking. For more information visit parking at Sydney Olympic Park. 

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).