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 kilometers from the Sydney CBD and is easily accessed by express train or by Parramatta Road/M4 freeway, Victoria Road, Cumberland Highway or Windsor Road.
Catch the 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. Click here to find out more about getting around Parramatta using the City Bus Shuttle.
Ride the 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.
Hop on the ferry
Parramatta Wharf has been upgraded and will reopen on Friday 11 October 2019.
The wharf upgrade is part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program – an initiative to deliver modern, safe and accessible transport infrastructure across the state. The upgrade to Parramatta Wharf will help improve safety, accessibility, and comfort for customers and make boarding and disembarking quicker and easier.
F3 Parramatta River ferry services will resume from 6:24am on Friday 11 October from Parramatta Wharf. The temporary bus service, route 60F3, to Rydalmere Wharf will no longer operate. For timetable and service information, visit the Transport for NSW website or call Transport Info on 131 500.
For more information about the wharf upgrade, visit the Roads and Maritime Services website.
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.
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. Visit the City of Parramatta's Parking Finder to locate parking spaces in the City CBD.
Find your way
To find public transport routes to Parramatta, visit the Transport for NSW website . You can also call the Transport Infoline at any time on 131 500 for help and information.
Getting around Parramatta
There are plenty of ways to explore Parramatta on foot, bike or bus!
If you need to get around the Parramatta CBD, the Parramatta Shuttle Bus (formerly known as The Loop 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 Leagues Club on O'Connell Street
• Grose Street
• Villiers Street
• Marsden Street
• Lennox Bridge (currently closed until further notice)
• Phillip Street
• Parramatta Wharf
• Charles Street
• Centenary Square
• George Street
• O’Connell Street
Just look out for the bright green bus and jump on board!
Hours of operation:
- Monday - Friday: 7am - 6.30pm
- Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 4pm (Free: No ticket)
The free Parramatta Shuttle Bus runs every 10 minutes, 7 days a week. The trip takes approximately 25 minutes to complete the loop.
p: call 131 500
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 meet people and explore the local neighbourhood.
Cyclists and pedestrians can now travel on a high-quality, river front path from Parramatta Park to Sydney Olympic Park following the official opening of the Subiaco Creek link on the 19th June 2017.
Parramatta has an extensive number of cycleways including the:
• The Parramatta Valley Cycleway follows the Parramatta River from Parramatta Park to Morrison Bay Park in Ryde and heads west along dedicated bike paths, quiet streets and the river foreshore. Cyclists can continue to Parramatta CBD or explore the connection to Sydney Olympic Park via the Silverwater Bridge.
• Two Transit-ways (or 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 Rouse Hill adjacent to Old Windsor Road.
• M4 Motorway Viaduct Route links Auburn, Granville, Holroyd and the Parramatta CBD via Good Street or Mays Hill.
• Parramatta to Liverpool Rail Trail is nearly 17km long and runs parallel to the railway line through Merrylands, Yennora and Fairfield to Liverpool.
• favourite training ground of local riders at Parramatta Park at roughly half the size of Centennial Park.
The Addventageous team provides affordable and accessible cycling programs/services for all members of the community, whilst building skills, confidence and safety for cycling.
Parramatta has many great destinations such as parks, natural bushland and heritage sites that provide good reasons to walk.
The city is filled with an array of bushwalks and walking tracks that allow you to explore the diverse natural beauty that Parramatta has to offer.
To find out more about some of the tracks available to explore check out City of Parramatta's online Bushwalks of Parramatta brochure.
Visit the National Toilet Map website to search for the nearest facilities including accessibility, showers and baby change rooms.