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(Back to top)
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.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations(Back to top)
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations now available within Parramatta Station Car Park
Council has installed three (3) new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations covering 6 parking spots at Parramatta Station Car Park (Wentworth Street). The new stations are located on the ground floor within designated EV car spaces. Drivers will be able to charge their car using dedicated 22kW, Type 2 chargers. The chargers are universal and can be used to charge most cars including Teslas.
Charging at Council’s EV stations is included in the parking fees.
Council has also installed an EV charger at the Rydalmere Operation Centre available for fleet and visitors to use.
Through the Australian Government, ARENA funding will provide additional EV fast chargers within the local government area in 2022.
The location of EV charging points within the City of Parramatta will able to be searched using Parking Finder.
Transport for NSW services(Back to top)
Transport for NSW offers services throughout the state, including train, bus and ferry services in the local Parramatta area.
Sydney trains(Back to top)
- Harris Park
Blue Mountains line
- Harris Park
NSW TrainLink intercity trains(Back to top)
- Orange, Parkes, Dubbo and Broken Hill (weekly)
Many rail stations are wheelchair accessible including:
*Station is not staffed for all train services
Taxi ranks(Back to top)
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(Back to top)
Over 50 bus services connect through the Parramatta Interchange with services to both local and regional destinations including:
- Castle Hill
- Rouse Hill
Sydney ferries(Back to top)
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(Back to top)
Private buses servicing Parramatta include:
- Transdev NSW
- Firefly (Canberra and Melbourne)
- Greyhound (Australia wide)
- Priors Scenic Express (Southern Highlands & South Coast)
Cycleways and walking(Back to top)
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.
- Practical cycling tips
- Bike bus (Group cycling commute routes)
- Bicycle NSW
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.