Splendour in the Grass 2023
North Byron Bay Parklands, Yelgun
Important travel advice
Attendees are encouraged to plan their trip and consider all the available travel options ahead of time.
Drive with your group and allow extra travel time as traffic may be heavier than usual. You can find real-time traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.
There is no local train station in Byron Bay. The Casino XPT and Brisbane XPT both run daily from Sydney stopping at Casino and Grafton, where you can connect with bus services to Byron Bay.
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.
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 Chatswood for a train to Central. From Central, catch an XPT services to Grafton or Casion then connect with a bus service to Byron Bay.
There is no local train station in Byron Bay, the closet station to the festival site is Casino.
Casino XPT and Brisbane XPT trains run daily from Sydney and stop at Grafton and Casion, where you can change for a bus service to Byron Bay. Book your seat at Regional Trains and Coaches.
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The information in this site is provided as a guide only and may have been provided to Transport for NSW by third parties. The information may change and all details should be confirmed with the event organiser before booking any travel. See full disclaimer.
Weekend trackwork is taking place from 2am Saturday 22 July to 2am Monday 24 July on the following lines and may affect how you travel to and from the event. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner:
- T1 Western Line: Buses replace trains between Penrith, Richmond and Granville. Trains run to a changed timetable between Granville and the City
- T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Buses replace trains between Glenfield and Liverpool. Trains run between Liverpool and the City via Granville, and between Leppington and the City via the Airport, some to a changed timetable.
- T5 Cumberland Line: Buses replace trains between Richmond and Granville, and between Glenfield and Liverpool. Trains run to a changed timetable between Leppington and the City via the Airport, and between Liverpool and the City via Granville.
- T8 Airport & South Line: Trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern. Revesby trains will instead run between Leppington and the City via the Airport, to a changed timetable. On Saturday from 8.40am to 3pm, buses replace the all-stations trains between Wolli Creek and Revesby. Trains continue to run but will not stop at stations between Padstow and Turrella
- Blue Mountains Line: Buses replace trains between Penrith and Strathfield. Trains run between Blue Mountains Line stations and Penrith only. Bathurst trains continue to run between Bathurst and Central, to a changed timetable.
- Central Coast & Newcastle Line: Trains run between Central Coast & Newcastle Line stations and Strathfield only. Change trains at Strathfield to continue your journey. From 8pm Saturday to 5.30am Sunday, buses replace trains between Newcastle Interchange and Wyong.
- Hunter Line: From 10.30pm Saturday to 6.30am Sunday, some trains run up to 15 minutes later than the normal timetable due to trackwork on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line.
- South Coast Line: From 3am to 11am, buses replace trains between Port Kembla and Wollongong, and between Dapto and Waterfall. Trains run between Bomaderry, Kiama and Dapto, some to a changed timetable.
- Southern Highlands Line: From 10am to 4pm, buses replace trains between Campbelltown and Moss Vale.
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 travel alerts and trackwork or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.
Shuttle buses will be running from the following locations to help you get to and from the festival: Byron Bay, Suffolk Park, Brunswick Heads, Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, New Brighton and South Golden Beach, Crabbes Creek, Murwillumbah, Wooyung, Mooball and Burringbar, Pottsville, Hastings Point, Cabarita Beach, Casuarina, Kingscliff, Tweed Heads, Coolangatta and Kirra, Ballina, Alstonville, Lennox Head, Lismore, Bex Hill, Clunes, Nashua, Binna Burra and Bangalow.
You will need to pre-purchase a bus ticket and and have a valid event ticket to board the shuttle bus. For more information and to purchase a ticket visit Splendour in the Grass – Transport.
There may be an increase in traffic volumes on roads approaching the Parklands site as crowds arrive on Wednesday and Thursday, on roads including the M1 Pacific Motorway (particularly at the Yelgun Interchange), Tweed Valley Way, Brunswick Valley Way and Yelgun Road as crowds arrive on Wednesday and Thursday and on Monday as festival goers leave. Heavy traffic is also on Monday as festival goers leave the site.
The following taxi companies operate services in the Byron Bay area and surrounds:
Byron Bay Taxis (Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads & Mullumbimby Areas
02 6685 5008
Tweed Taxis (Areas north of North Byron Parklands)
1300 656 818
Gold Coast Taxis (Gold Coast)
07 5588 1234
Kingscliff Tweed Coast Taxis (Kingscliff to Pottsville)
1300 992 487
Taxis and Rideshare operators will be directed to a designated zone on site.
For details of taxi networks servicing the NSW area visit NSW Taxi Council.
Parking is available on site but you must purchase a vehicle pass. For more information and to purchase your pass visit Splendour in the Grass – Vehicle Passes.
There is no parking along Tweed Valley Way or in the surrounding streets around North Byron Parklands. Special event parking restrictions will be in place.
The number of vehicle passes available each day will be capped so plan ahead.
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).