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There are 5 ways to get from Parramatta to Sydney by train, bus, ferry, taxi or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Parramatta Station to Central Station

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Parramatta Station, Stand A3 to Harris St after Quarry St

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Ferry

  1. Take the ferry from Parramatta Wharf to Barangaroo, Wharf 1, Side B

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Parramatta to Sydney

Drive

  1. Drive from Parramatta to Sydney

Parramatta to Sydney by train

The train journey time between Parramatta and Sydney is around 25 min and covers a distance of around 23 km. Operated by Transport NSW and Sydney Trains, the Parramatta to Sydney train service departs from Parramatta Station and arrives in Central Station. Typically 2473 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

2473 Weekly Trains
25 min Average Duration
$3 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Parramatta to Sydney is to drive which costs $2 - $5 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Parramatta to Sydney is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Parramatta Station, Stand A3 station and arriving at Harris St after Quarry St. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Parramatta Wharf and arriving at Barangaroo, Wharf 1, Side B. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Parramatta Station station and arriving at Central Station station. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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It is 20 km from Parramatta to Sydney. It is approximately 23.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Parramatta to Sydney without a car is to train which takes 25 min and costs $3 - $7.

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The train from Parramatta Station to Central Station takes 25 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Parramatta to Sydney bus services, operated by Busways, depart from Parramatta Station, Stand A3.

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Parramatta to Sydney train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Parramatta Station.

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Map of how to get from Parramatta to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 19.5 km
  • Duration: 25 min

What companies run services between Parramatta, NSW, Australia and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

Transport NSW operates a train from Parramatta Station to Central Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 25 min. Sydney Trains also services this route every 5 minutes. Alternatively, Busways operates a bus from Parramatta Station, Stand A3 to Harris St after Quarry St every 10 minutes, and the journey takes 1h 12m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Parramatta Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$4 - $6
Opal single trip ticket
$5 - $8
Sydney Trains
Bus operators
Busways
Phone
131 500
Website
busways.com.au
Bus from Parramatta Station, Stand A3 to Harris St after Quarry St
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
Busways
Blue Mountains Transit
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Parramatta Station, Stand A2 to Town Hall Station, Park St, Stand K
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Blue Mountains Transit
Ferry operators
Sydney Ferries
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Ferry from Parramatta Wharf to Barangaroo, Wharf 1, Side B
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
Sydney Ferries
Other operators
Taxi from Parramatta to Sydney
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
WAV CABS
Phone
+61481 700 500
Website
wavmaxicabs.com.au
St George Cabs
Phone
312166
Website
stgeorgecabs.com.au
Silver Service
Phone
+61 9088 0445
RSL Cabs
Phone
+61 2  9581 1111
Website
rslcabs.com.au
Premier Cabs
Phone
13 10 17
Website
premiercabs.com.au
Legion Cabs
Phone
131451
Website
legioncabs.com.au
GM Cabs
Phone
131001
Website
gmcabs.com.au
13MaxiCabs
Phone
+61412093850
Website
13maxicabs.com
Manly Warringah Cabs
Phone
131668
Website
manlycabs.com.au
Windsor Taxicab Services
Phone
+61488 048 208

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The best way to get from Parramatta to Sydney is to train which takes 25 min and costs $3 - $7. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3 - $6 and takes 1h 12m.

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Parramatta to Sydney bus services, operated by Busways, arrive at Harris St after Quarry St station.

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Parramatta to Sydney train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Parramatta to Sydney is 23 km. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Parramatta to Sydney.

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