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Parking and transport

The Riverbank Car Park in the Parramatta CBD will close permanently from 1 February 2021 to make way for the NSW Government’s construction of the Powerhouse Parramatta. Part of Leabeater Car Park, near Oyster Lane, will also close and 21 car spaces will be removed. Learn more.

 

Parramatta CBD is easily accessible by train, bus and RiverCat. 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.

The 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, the City of Parramatta and the Office of Environment and Heritage are helping to reduce Parramatta's greenhouse gas emissions.

Parking

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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.

Transport for NSW services

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Transport for NSW offers services throughout the state, including train, bus and ferry services in the local Parramatta area.

Sydney trains

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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

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CountryLink services

  • Orange, Parkes, Dubbo and Broken Hill (weekly)

Many rail stations are wheelchair accessible including:

  • Parramatta
  • Granville
  • Westmead
  • Guildford*
  • Dundas*

*Station is not staffed for all train services

    Taxi ranks

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    The main taxi rank near Parramatta Railway Station is in front of City of Parramatta Library on Fitzwilliam Street, between Fire Horse Lane and Wentworth Street, Parramatta.

    This taxi rank is a secure taxi rank and is staffed by security guards between 10pm and 4am Friday and Saturday nights and managed by Transport for NSW.

    Sydney buses

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    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
    • Rouse Hill

    Sydney ferries

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    Travel by ferry from the Sydney Harbour along Parramatta River to Parramatta Wharf (corner of Charles Street and Philip Street) or Rydalmere Wharf (John Street).

    Private buses

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    Private buses servicing Parramatta include:

    Cycleways and walking

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    Cycleways

    Parramatta has an extensive number of cycleways. Find out more on cycling.

    Other cycling resources

    Our goal is for cycling to make up five percent of work trips to the city by 2021.

    Walking

    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.

    Explore Parramatta's many walking tracks and discover Parramatta CBD and surrounds by foot.

    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.