Parking and Transport
Parramatta CBD is easily accessible by train, bus and RiverCat, while the Parramatta Transport Interchange provides a gateway to Western Sydney by linking rail services with the Western Sydney Transitway Network, local buses and other transport services.
City of Parramatta manages parking, facilitates bicycle access and encourages the use of public transport within the city. Commuters and visitors can also travel around the city centre on the free shuttle bus or by foot. In addition, Parramatta has two car share locations to help those who do most of their travel by public transport but occasionally need a car.
By promoting multiple methods of public and shared transport, City of Parramatta and the Office of Environment and Heritage are helping to reduce Parramatta's greenhouse gas emissions.
City of Parramatta operates paid ticket parking in the city centre and North Parramatta that helps visitors to find parking spaces and encourage greater patronage of local businesses. Lower ticket parking rates apply in the northern and southern fringes of the CBD. Parking restrictions have also been installed beyond the metered area to ensure that there is parking available for residents, visitors, and local businesses.
Find out more:
- Resident Parking Scheme
- Find parking (Car parks and street parking)
- Received a parking fine?
- Parking meter enquiry form
Transport for NSW services
Transport for NSW offers services throughout the state, including train, bus and ferry services in the local Parramatta area:
- Western Line (Clyde, Granville, Harris Park, Parramatta, Westmead, Wentworthville)
- Blue Mountains Line (Granville, Parramatta, Westmead)
- Cumberland Line (Westmead, Parramatta, Harris Park, Merrylands, Guildford)
- Carlingford Line (Clyde, Dundas, Rydalmere, Telopea)
NSW TrainLink Intercity Trains
- Orange, Parkes, Dubbo and Broken Hill (weekly)
More information: Sydney Trains
Many rail stations are wheelchair accessible including Parramatta, Granville, Westmead, Guildford and Dundas (note: latter two stations are not staffed for all train services). More information: Sydney trains accessible services
Over 50 bus services connect through the Parramatta Interchange with services to both local and regional destinations including Castle Hill, Hornsby, Ryde, Sydney, Strathfield, Bankstown, Hurstville, Sutherland, Liverpool and Rouse Hill.
More information: Sydney Buses
Travel by ferry from the Sydney Harbour along Parramatta River to Parramatta Wharf (corner of Charles Street & Philip Street) or Rydalmere Wharf (John Street).
More information: Sydney Ferries
More information: Transport for NSW or call 131 500
Private buses servicing Parramatta include:
- Transdev NSW
- Firefly (Canberra and Melbourne)
- Greyhound (Australia wide)
- Priors Scenic Express (Southern Highlands & South Coast)
Parramatta has an extensive number of cycleways. For more information about cycling visit the City of Parramatta Cycling homepage.
Other cycling resources
Our goal is for cycling to make up five percent of work trips to the city by 2021.
City of Parramatta's open space network contains many informal walking tracks and trails, which provide a variety of opportunities for residents and visitors to experience nature.
In mid-2017, Council endorsed its first Pedestrian Strategy for the CBD that prioritises the safety and amenity of pedestrians in the CBD. It is a technical document to guide Council and development in improving the pedestrian experience through the city. It is available for download below.