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Winter Cup Race Day

Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill

Gates Open 10:00
First Race 11:00
Last Race 16:25

Important Travel Advice

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

The best station for connections to Rosehill Gardens is Parramatta where you can change for buses to get to and from the racecourse. Trains to Parramatta run regularly on weekends.  

Remember, you'll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment card/device when travelling on public transport to and from the event. Register your details online at Opal or via the Opal Travel app ahead of time.

If you have to drive, travel with your group and arrive early. There’s parking on-site at the racecourse or consider using taxis or rideshare instead. Allow extra travel time as traffic may be heavier than usual around the racecourse – 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.

Please note that due to planned weekend trackwork on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June, buses replace all metro services between Tallawong and Chatswood. 

Catch a replacement bus to Epping to connect with a train or bus service towards Parramatta where you can change for a bus to Rosehill. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner.  

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

The best station for connections to Rosehill Gardens is Parramatta where you can change for buses to get to and from the racecourse. Trains to Parramatta run every 10 to 15 minutes on weekends.

Route 920 and 535 bus services run regularly towards Rosehill making stops near the racecourse. See our Rosehill Gardens Transport Map (pdf 415KB) to find your way.

Trackwork

Planned weekend trackwork is taking place on Saturday 15 June on the following lines and may affect how you travel to and from the event. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner

  • Metro North West Line: Buses replace metro between Tallawong and Chatswood. 
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: From 6.30am to 10.30am, Leppington trains will not stop at Ashfield. T9 Northern Line trains make an extra stop at Ashfield. 
  • T3 Bankstown Line: Buses replace trains between Lidcombe and Sydenham. Trains run between Liverpool and Lidcombe via Regents Park. Change trains at Lidcombe to continue your journey. Trains run between Sydenham and the City Circle, to a changed timetable. 
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: Buses replace trains between Cronulla and Sutherland. Trains run between Waterfall and Bondi Junction, some to a changed timetable. From 1.30am to 5.30am and from 11.30pm to 3am buses also replace some trains between Waterfall and Sutherland. 
  • T8 Airport & South Line: From 9am to 3pm, trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Revesby and Turrella. 
  • South Coast Line: From 11.50pm to 3am, buses replace some trains from Waterfall to Sutherland. Trains run to a changed timetable between South Coast Line stations and Waterfall, and T4 trains run between Sutherland and Bondi Junction. 

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

From Parramatta Interchange, route 920 and 535 services run towards Rosehill making stops near the racecourse. Services run every 20 minutes on weekends.

See our Rosehill Gardens Transport Map to find your way and plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Route 920:

  • Services leave from Parramatta Station Interchange, Stand A2, and drop off on James Ruse Drive opposite Prospect Street.
  • Services leave from James Ruse Drive at Prospect Street and drop off at Parramatta Interchange.

Route 535:

  • Services leave from Valentine Avenue before Wentworth Street at Parramatta Interchange and drop off on Hassall Street after Arthur Street.
  • Services leave from Hassall Street and drop off at Valentine Avenue, Parramatta Interchange.
  • Services stop at Carlingford, Telopea, Dundas, Rydalmere, Camellia/Rosehill and Parramatta. A standard Opal train fare applies. Catch a train or bus for connections to and from Clyde.

For bus service disruption information, check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.

The closest wharf to the Rosehill Racecourse is Parramatta Wharf. From here, walk to Parkes Street to catch buses towards Rosehill Gardens.

F3 Parramatta River services run regularly to Parramatta. Services are very popular and may reach capacity, particularly in the evenings during Vivid Sydney, keep this in mind if you’re planning on catching an F3 Parramatta River service. Plan your trip and allow plenty of extra travel time or consider the alternative public transport options available.

Please note, F3 Parramatta River ferries between Parramatta and Rydalmere may be affected by low tide and replaced by buses, check for updates here.

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

Parramatta Light Rail – Stage 1 Testing

Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 testing is now taking place from 6am to 6pm on weekdays along the entire 12-kilometre route between Westmead and Carlingford, including in the Parramatta CBD, to ensure the safety and reliability of the network ahead of its commencement of passenger services later this year. Road conditions have changed and trams can’t stop quickly or easily – so please stop, listen and look around for trams. Read the news story for more information.

L1 Dulwich Hill Line

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

From Central, change for a T1 Western Line train to Parramatta to connect with buses to Rosehill Gardens.

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.

From Central, change for a T1 Western Line train to Parramatta to connect with buses to Rosehill Gardens.

Vivid Service changes – from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June:

  • On Fridays from 6pm to 1am and on weekends (Saturdays, Sundays and public holiday Mon 10 Jun) from 5pm to 1am, L2 and L3 light rail services will not run between Town Hall and Circular Quay due to road closures and for pedestrian safety.
  • Light rail services will continue to run between Town Hall and Randwick or Juniors Kingsford during these times.
  • Visit the Vivid Sydney event page for more transport details

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 James Ruse Drive and Hassall Street approaching the racecourse so allow extra travel time. 

Note, traffic changes for Parramatta Light Rail may affect how you travel through Parramatta CBD. Stage 1 testing is now taking place from 6am to 6pm on weekdays along the entire 12-kilometre route between Westmead and Carlingford, including in the Parramatta CBD. For more information visit Parramatta Light Rail and the news story.

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

Drop-off: taxis enter Rosehill Gardens Racecourse through the Grand Avenue gates but are not permitted to stop on James Ruse Drive or Grand Avenue.

Pick-up: taxis are located on Oak Street over the Equine Bridge located at the Might and Power entry.

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

Racecourse Parking

Free unreserved members parking is available in:

  • P4 and P5 car parks located on James Ruse Drive and Prospect Street.
  • P6 Infield car park via Gate 2 on Unwin Street.

Reserved Members Car Parking is available for those with annual car park passes.

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).