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
- Church Street North
- Prince Alfred Park on Church Street
- Lennox Bridge (currently closed until further notice)
- Phillip Street
- Parramatta Wharf
- Charles Street
- Macquarie Street
- Centenary Square
- Macquarie Street West
- O’Connell Street
Service takes approximately 25 minutes to complete the loop.
Monday - Friday: 7am - 6.30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 4pm
Free: No ticket
Timetable: The free Parramatta Shuttle Bus runs every 10 minutes, 7 days a week. Just look out for the bright green bus and jump on board!
For more information on your public transport options to get to Parramatta, click here or visit:
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.