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There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to Parramatta by train, bus, ferry, taxi or car

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Train  •  23 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Parramatta Station Bmt / ...

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Bus  •  1h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Harris St after Pyrmont Bridge Rd to Parramatta Station, Stand B3 501 / ...

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Bus, line 601 bus  •  56 min

  1. Take the bus from Wynyard Station, Clarence St, Stand Q to Old Northern Rd after Windsor Rd 610X
  2. Take the line 601 bus from Windsor Rd at Railway St to Parramatta Station, Stand B3 601 / ...

Ferry  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the ferry from Barangaroo, Wharf 1, Side B to Parramatta Wharf F3

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sydney to Parramatta 23.5 km

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Parramatta 23.5 km

Sydney to Parramatta by train

944 Weekly Trains
23 min Average Duration
$3 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Parramatta is to bus which costs $3 - $65 and takes 1h 4m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Harris St after Pyrmont Bridge Rd and arriving at Parramatta Station, Stand B3 station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Barangaroo, Wharf 1, Side B and arriving at Parramatta Wharf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Parramatta Station station. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23 min.

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It is 20 km from Sydney to Parramatta. It is approximately 23.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Parramatta without a car is to train which takes 23 min and costs $3 - $19.

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The train from Central Station to Parramatta Station takes 23 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Sydney to Parramatta bus services, operated by Transport for NSW Hillsbus, depart from Wynyard Station, Clarence St, Stand Q.

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

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Parramatta.
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  • Distance: 19.5 km
  • Duration: 23 min

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

Transport for NSW operates a train from Central Station to Parramatta Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 23 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Parramatta via Old Northern Rd after Windsor Rd and Windsor Rd at Railway St in around 56 min.

Train operators
Transport for 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 Central Station to Parramatta Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$4 - $6
Opal single trip ticket
$5 - $8
NSW TrainLink
Phone
13 22 32
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Parramatta Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$12 - $19
First Class
$16 - $25
Bus operators
Transport for NSW Hillsbus
Phone
(02) 9890 0000
Email
customer.service@cdcbus.com.au
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Wynyard Station, Clarence St, Stand Q to Old Northern Rd after Windsor Rd
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Hillsbus
Bus from Windsor Rd at Railway St to Parramatta Station, Stand B3
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Hillsbus
Bus from Town Hall Station, Park St, Stand H to Parramatta Station, Stand B2
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Hillsbus
Busways
Phone
1300 692 929
Website
busways.com.au
Bus from Harris St after Pyrmont Bridge Rd to Parramatta Station, Stand B3
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
Busways
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Parramatta
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$58 - $64
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Blue Mountains Transit
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Town Hall Station, Park St, Stand H to Parramatta Station, Stand B2
Ave. Duration
39 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 Barangaroo, Wharf 1, Side B to Parramatta Wharf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
Sydney Ferries
Other operators
Taxi from Sydney to Parramatta
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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Parramatta is to train which takes 23 min and costs $3 - $19. Alternatively, you can bus and line 601 bus, which costs $6 - $10 and takes 56 min.

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Sydney to Parramatta bus services, operated by Transport for NSW Hillsbus, arrive at Parramatta Station, Stand B3.

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

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

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