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
Ferries run from Circular Quay to Parramatta Wharf, departing every day between 7am and 7pm. The ferry arrives at the end of Charles Street, a short walk from the centre of the city. Note that low tides occasionally mean buses replace ferries for part of the journey.
Please note: The NSW Government is upgrading Parramatta Wharf as part of the Transport Access Program - an initiative to deliver modern, safe, and accessible transport infrastructure across the state. Parramatta Wharf will be temporarily closed for upgrade from Tuesday 30 April 2019 for about six months, weather and conditions permitting.
The upgrade is part of the major progressive upgrade of ferry wharves across Sydney Harbour.
The wharf design was developed following feedback from the community and aims to balance factors including safety, accessibility, efficient ferry operations and environmental impacts.
The new wharf will provide:-
- Protection from the wind, rain and sun
- Improved seating and waiting areas
- Improved safety for customers
- Quicker and more efficient ferry boarding and disembarking
- Effective wayfinding signage
Customers will be able to catch a temporary bus service, route 60F3, to Rydalmere Wharf, which will connect with F3 Parramatta River ferry services.
The temporary bus service will operate between Parramatta Wharf and Rydalmere Wharf. Customers travelling to or from the city can also catch existing train services on the T1 Western Line or existing bus services on route M52 from Parramatta to Circular Quay via Victoria Road.
To plan your trip please visit Transport NSW's website or call the infoline on 131 500.
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. For an up to date list of carparks and rates, please visit the City of Parramatta’s Car Parks page.
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.