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Royal Randwick Race day

Royal Randwick Racecourse, Randwick

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Important travel advice

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

Light rail services run regularly to Royal Randwick on the L2 Line or to Kensington on the L3 Line, which is within short walking distance of the racecourse. Plenty of regular route buses also make stops near the racecourse. Plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

If you’re driving, there’s plenty of parking on-site at the racecourse or consider using rideshare and taxis instead. Traffic may be heavier than usual on roads approaching Randwick so allow extra travel time. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.
 

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.

Weekend trackwork is taking place 4-5 February on the Metro North West Line with buses replacing services between Tallawong and Chatswood.

Catch rail replacement buses to Epping for trains to the city to connect with light rail services to Royal Randwick.

For Metro service disruption information, check 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 on the L2 Line leaving from Chalmers Street. You can also catch the light rail to Kensington on the L3 Line to get within walking distance of the racecourse.

Please note due to planned weekend trackwork, buses replace T1 North Shore Line trains between Hornsby and Wynyard, T3 Bankstown Line trains between Liverpool and Bankstown, and Metro North West services between North Ryde and Chatswood. Plan your trip ahead of time using the Trip Planner.

Trackwork

Weekend trackwork is taking place from 2am Saturday 4 February until 2am Monday 6 February on the following lines and may affect how you travel to and from the event. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner:

  • T1 North Shore: Buses replace T1 North Shore Line trains between Hornsby and Wynyard.
  • T1 Western Line: Most trains run between Penrith and Central, platforms 1-12, due to T1 North Shore Line trackwork. Richmond trains start and end at Olympic Park. You may need to change trains at Parramatta to continue your journey. On Saturday from 3.40pm until 2.30am trains run between Penrith and the City Circle.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Homebush trains run between Liverpool and the City via Regents Park. Extra trains also run between Ashfield and the City, continuing to Kingsgrove via the Airport
  • T3 Bankstown Line: Buses replace trains between Lidcombe and Sydenham. Trains run between Liverpool and the City via Regents Park, stopping all stations to Lidcombe and the City Circle.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: All Cronulla and some Waterfall trains make extra stops at St Peters and Erskineville. Daily from 8am to 8pm, extra trains run between Hurstville and Bondi Junction.
  • T5 Cumberland Line: On Sunday from 5.30am to 9.40am, buses replace trains between Cabramatta and Granville. Leppington trains run to a changed timetable between Leppington and the City via Regents Park. From 9.40am to 11.30am Sunday, trains run to a changed timetable between Leppington and the City via Granville, and between Schofields and Olympic Park.
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Extra trains run between Kingsgrove and the City via the Airport, continuing to Ashfield
  • T9 Northern Line: Most trains run between Berowra or Hornsby and Central, platforms 1-12, due to T1 North Shore Line trackwork. On Saturday from 3.40pm until 2.30am trains run between Berowra or Hornsby and the City Circle.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: On Sunday from 12.20am to 6am and from 9.20pm to 1am, buses replace some trains between Gosford and Hornsby. Trains run between Newcastle Interchange and Gosford, and between Hornsby and Central, some to a changed timetable.

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. For train service disruption information, check trackwork and travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

A number of regular route buses travel between the City and Eastern Suburbs via Anzac Parade and Alison Road making stops near Randwick Racecourse. These include route 339, 396, 373 and 374 buses.

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 train to Town Hall to connect with light rail service to Royal Randwick on the L2 Randwick Line or to Kensington on the L3 Kingsford Line.

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

L1 Dulwich Hill Line

L1 Dulwich Hill light rail services run between Central Grand Concourse and Dulwich Hill from 6am to 11pm daily, and until midnight on Fridays. Use the Trip Planner to plan your trip.

Change at Central to connect with L2 and L3 light rail services leaving from Chalmers Street to Royal Randwick or Kensington to get within walking distance of the racecourse.

L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford Lines

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 Juniors Kingsford via Central Station (Chalmers Street). Services run regularly from 5am to 1am daily, plan your trip using Trip Planner.

Catch a light rail service to Royal Randwick on the L2 Randwick Line or Kensington on the L3 Kingsford Line to get within walking distance of the racecourse.

The Royal Randwick stop is located on Alison Road just across from the racecourse. The Kensington stop is located on Anzac Parade, a short walk from the racecourse entry on Ascot Street.

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 will be heavier than usual on roads around racecourse. If you have to drive or are using taxis or rideshare, 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.

Taxi entry to Royal Randwick Racecourse is via the Ascot Street entrance where there is a secure taxi rank for drop offs and pick-ups.

Please note that taxis, rideshare and hire cars are not permitted to stop on Alison Road, Ascot Street or Doncaster Avenue.

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

There is free parking in the Infield car park on-site, entry via High Street opposite UNSW.

Members Private Reserved Parking is available in the multi-deck car park, entry via Ascot Street. Patrons must display their “members car park permit” at all times.

Visit Live Traffic NSW for updates on real-time traffic conditions. 

Accessible trips are shown in the Trip Planner with the wheelchair icon. You can check '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 (check the 'Accessibility' filter).