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

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Train  •  31 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Parramatta Station T1 / ...

$2 - $6

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Bus  •  58 min

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

$3 - $6

Ferry  •  1h 15m

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

$6 - $8

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sydney to Parramatta 23.5 km

$100 - $130

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Parramatta 23.5 km

$2 - $5

Sydney to Parramatta by train

The train journey time between Sydney and Parramatta is around 31 min and covers a distance of around 23 km. The fastest train normally takes 22 min. Operated by Sydney Trains and Transport NSW, the Sydney to Parramatta train service departs from Central Station and arrives in Parramatta Station. Typically 1486 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
31 min
Fastest train time:
22 min
Train distance:
23 km
Trains per week:
1486
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:09
Last train departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sydney to Parramatta train schedules

Sydney → Parramatta
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Parramatta is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Parramatta is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Parramatta is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Parramatta is to drive which costs $2 - $5 and takes 22 min.

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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 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 58 min.

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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 five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31 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 31 min and costs $2 - $6.

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The train from Central Station to Parramatta Station takes 31 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Sydney to Parramatta bus services, operated by State Transit, depart from Harris St After Pyrmont Bridge Rd station.

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Sydney to Parramatta train services, operated by Sydney Trains, 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: 31 min

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

Sydney Trains operates a train from Central Station to Parramatta Station every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 31 min. Transport NSW also services this route every 30 minutes. Alternatively, State Transit operates a bus from Harris St After Pyrmont Bridge Rd to Parramatta Station, Stand B3 every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 58 min. 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 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
Bus operators
State Transit
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Harris St After Pyrmont Bridge Rd to Parramatta Station, Stand B3
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
State Transit
Blue Mountains Transit
Phone
131 500
Website
hillsbus.com.au
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 31 min and costs $2 - $6. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3 - $6 and takes 58 min.

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Sydney to Parramatta bus services, operated by State Transit, arrive at Parramatta Station, Stand B3.

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Sydney to Parramatta train services, operated by Sydney Trains, 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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