Getting to and around Parramatta

There are so many ways to get to Parramatta, a well-connected city served by bus, train and ferry.

Getting to Parramatta

There are so many ways to get to Parramatta, a well-connected city served by bus, train and ferry.

Parramatta is just 24 kilometres from the Sydney CBD and is easily accessed by express train or by Parramatta Road/M4 freeway, Victoria Road, Cumberland Highway or Windsor Road.

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Bus

The city is served by buses to the interchange near Parramatta Station. Bus routes connect Parramatta with other Sydney destinations like Castle Hill, Hornsby, Ryde, Strathfield and the Sydney city centre.

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Train

Parramatta Station connects to locations all around metro Sydney. It’s a 30-minute ride from Sydney’s Town Hall to Parramatta. There are stations at nearby Harris Park and Westmead, too.

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Ferry

The F3 Parramatta River ferry service travels from Parramatta Wharf to Circular Quay. Known as the Parramatta RiverCat, these catamarans are a great way to travel to and from Parramatta. 

Plan your ferry trip
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Car

Parramatta is well serviced by major road connections. There are parking stations around Parramatta, many of which offer pre-booking discounts. There are also paid and free street parking spots in the city.

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Walking

Parramatta is filled with an array of bushwalks and walking tracks that allow you to explore the diverse natural beauty that Parramatta has to offer.

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Cycling

Parramatta is a great place to ride a bike. It is reasonably flat and has good cycle links to Greater Sydney. Riding a bike for short trips is often quicker than driving at peak times, plus it’s a great way to explore the local neighbourhood.

Top cycling tracks

Getting around Parramatta

There are plenty of ways to explore Parramatta on foot, bike or bus!

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Free City Shuttle Bus

If you need to get around the Parramatta CBD, the Parramatta Shuttle Bus is a fast, free and accessible service run by Transport for NSW through Transdev.

Operating on a continuous loop starting from Macquarie Street near Centenary Square, the shuttle bus also connects rail, bus and ferry transport interchanges with local clubs and shops and other community hubs.

Stops include
  • Parramatta Wharf on Phillip Street
  • George Street before Barrack Lane
  • George Street at Church Street
  • Bankwest Stadium, O'Connell Street
  • Parramatta Leagues Club, O'Connell Street
  • Marist Place opposite St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Phillip Street after Church Street

Just look out for the bright green bus and jump on board!

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 6:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 4pm (Free: No ticket)

Timetable

The free Parramatta Shuttle Bus runs every 10 minutes, 7 days a week. The trip takes approximately 25 minutes to complete the loop. Visit Transport for NSW or call 131 500 for up-to-date timetables.

Cycle Routes

Parramatta has an extensive cycleways network of cycleways:

Two Transit-ways (T-ways)

Two Transit-ways (T-ways) to the North-West and Liverpool both include shared pedestrian and cycle paths offering a good route to Liverpool via Wetherill Park, and Windsor to Westmead.

M4 Path links

M4 Path links Wentworthville to Sydney Olympic Park and Wentworth Point via Auburn, Granville and Parramatta.

Parramatta to Liverpool Rail Trail

Parramatta to Liverpool Rail Trail is nearly 17km long and runs parallel to the railway line through Merrylands, Yennora and Fairfield to Liverpool.

Prospect Creek Cycleway or Pipeline Cycleway

Prospect Creek Cycleway or Pipeline Cycleway ride along dedicated paths out to Prospect Reservoir. Feeling adventurous? Go on a round trip and do both! Start at either Guildford or Fairfield Train Stations and follow the paths to the west.

Parramatta Park

Parramatta Park a favourite training ground of local riders, roughly half the size of Centennial Park.

The Addventageous team provides affordable and accessible cycling programs and bike hire services for all members of the community, whilst building skills, confidence and safety for cycling.

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Parramatta Light Rail

Parramatta Light Rail is a major transport project underway, and will connect great places, revitalise communities and transform the way people move around the Parramatta local government area. By 2023, around 28,000 people are expected to use the Parramatta Light Rail every day. An estimated 130,000 people will live within walking distance of light rail stops.