Travelling to Parramatta

The easiest way to get to campus is by public transport, cycling or walking.

Due to the high volume of traffic in Sydney, there can be extended delays in travelling which impacts on travel times. Public transport may be an option to be considered.

Public Transport

To travel on most NSW public transport (buses, trains, ferries, light rail) you will need an Opal travel card. Opal cards are smartcard tickets that you keep, reload and reuse to pay for travel on public transport train, bus, ferry and light rail services. Opal cards are available at stations and newsagents.

You’ll be fined if you travel on a public transport without a valid ticket. It might be worthwhile registering your Opal Card. If you misplace your card you may be eligible to apply for a replacement card. For more information on Opal cards, visit:

For information on buses, trains and ferries, see or call 131500


From Central station to Parramatta it is approximately 35-40 minutes. It is a 500 metre walk taking about 6 minutes from the station to UNE Sydney.

There are a number of exits at the train station, take the Darcy Street exit, go left down Darcy Street, then right into Church Street.

In the map below, 'A' identifies the location of UNE Sydney.

Train timetables and information can be found via the NSW Transport Information and Trip Planning site.

The NSW transport info app is available from the iTunes store and is very useful for detailing platforms for each line.

Travel time from the Sydney domestic airport is approximately 45-50 minutes depending on time of day. Fare is approximately $17. It takes 10 minutes to travel from Central station to the domestic airport, change at Central for a train to the airport, check platform number.

The below map shows directions from Parramatta train station to 211 Church St, Parramatta.

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Taxis operate throughout Sydney but are relatively expensive. Costs are calculated on a set rate per kilometre displayed on a meter, with additional costs for luggage or phone bookings.


Uber is also available in Australia, a taxi service run by individuals who use their own cars. You need to download an app to call an Uber. Prices are usually significantly cheaper than taxis:


View the Bus Timetables and Information. The nearest bus stations are available at the following three locations:

bus interchange map

Location of Bus Stops

Location A

Location B

Location C

Location D

Church St near Macquarie St‎

Marsden St near Macquarie St‎

Church St near George St

George St near Church St


Street parking in Church street is metered and very limited. Horwood Place Parking is located just behind Church Street. This is a paid public parking station. Refer to links below for further information.

The nearest secure parking is available at the following four locations:

parking map

Parking Stations Nearby

Location A

Location B

Location C

Location D

Eat Street Carpark

30 George Street

(02) 8912 4900

Horwood Place Carpark

1 Horwood Place

1300 727 483

Office of State Revenue (OSR), Underwood House

132 Marsden St Parramatta

1300 727 483

City Centre Carpark

Enter via 71 George Street Parramatta

1300 727 483