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“Park for free when you ride public transport”

Transport Park&Ride is designed to free-up more spaces at commuter car parks for those who want to travel on public transport.

Transport Park&Ride provides up to 18 hours free parking each day. All you have to do is complete a public transport journey by tapping on and off using an accepted Opal card, then use that Opal card when you exit the car park.

Located close to public transport hubs, Park&Ride car parks helps you connect more easily to bus, train and ferry services.

Transport for NSW are currently trialling real-time parking availability, allowing you to see how many vacant car parking spaces are available at select Transport Park&Ride car parks.


How does Park&Ride work?

To qualify for free Transport Park&Ride parking, you must:

  • Be the holder of a valid Adult, Child/Youth, Gold Senior/Pensioner or Concession Opal card
  • Park in a dedicated Transport Park&Ride car park
  • Tap on and tap off with your Opal card to complete a trip on public transport
  • Use the same Opal card to tap out of the car park within 18 hours of entering

Note:

  • Opal single trip tickets, School Opal cards and contactless-enabled cards and devices (e.g. credit cards, debit cards, Apple Pay) are not accepted at Transport Park&Ride car parks.
  • Where your most recent Opal card transaction has been for travel on the Manly Ferry, your trip will not be recognised at Transport Park&Ride car parks and you will need to pay a parking fee.
  • Tap on reversals (where an Opal card is tapped on and tapped off at the same location within 30 minutes, and has not been used to complete a trip) cannot be used to validate free parking at Transport Park&Ride car parks.
  • Where you exit a Transport Park&Ride car park within 20 minutes of entering, you will not be required to validate car park access with an Opal card and no parking fee will apply.
  • If you want to use any Transport Park&Ride car park more than once and qualify for free parking, you must allow a minimum of two hours between tap outs at the exit.
  • These conditions apply to all Transport Park&Ride car parks at all times.
  • Car park users will be charged a parking fee in line with commercial parking rates where Transport Park&Ride conditions are not met.
  • Some car parks use number plate recognition technology to record time of entry and exit.
  • If you have a valid integrated event ticket that includes public transport, use the intercom at the exit gate and show your event ticket to the car park operator who can manually open the gate.

For information on costs, Terms and Conditions of Entry, Privacy Notice and Park&Ride locations, please visit: https://transportnsw.info/travel-info/ways-to-get-around/drive/parking/transport-parkride-car-parks

“Park for free when you ride public transport”

Transport Park&Ride is designed to free-up more spaces at commuter car parks for those who want to travel on public transport.

Transport Park&Ride provides up to 18 hours free parking each day. All you have to do is complete a public transport journey by tapping on and off using an accepted Opal card, then use that Opal card when you exit the car park.

Located close to public transport hubs, Park&Ride car parks helps you connect more easily to bus, train and ferry services.

Transport for NSW are currently trialling real-time parking availability, allowing you to see how many vacant car parking spaces are available at select Transport Park&Ride car parks.


How does Park&Ride work?

To qualify for free Transport Park&Ride parking, you must:

  • Be the holder of a valid Adult, Child/Youth, Gold Senior/Pensioner or Concession Opal card
  • Park in a dedicated Transport Park&Ride car park
  • Tap on and tap off with your Opal card to complete a trip on public transport
  • Use the same Opal card to tap out of the car park within 18 hours of entering

Note:

  • Opal single trip tickets, School Opal cards and contactless-enabled cards and devices (e.g. credit cards, debit cards, Apple Pay) are not accepted at Transport Park&Ride car parks.
  • Where your most recent Opal card transaction has been for travel on the Manly Ferry, your trip will not be recognised at Transport Park&Ride car parks and you will need to pay a parking fee.
  • Tap on reversals (where an Opal card is tapped on and tapped off at the same location within 30 minutes, and has not been used to complete a trip) cannot be used to validate free parking at Transport Park&Ride car parks.
  • Where you exit a Transport Park&Ride car park within 20 minutes of entering, you will not be required to validate car park access with an Opal card and no parking fee will apply.
  • If you want to use any Transport Park&Ride car park more than once and qualify for free parking, you must allow a minimum of two hours between tap outs at the exit.
  • These conditions apply to all Transport Park&Ride car parks at all times.
  • Car park users will be charged a parking fee in line with commercial parking rates where Transport Park&Ride conditions are not met.
  • Some car parks use number plate recognition technology to record time of entry and exit.
  • If you have a valid integrated event ticket that includes public transport, use the intercom at the exit gate and show your event ticket to the car park operator who can manually open the gate.

For information on costs, Terms and Conditions of Entry, Privacy Notice and Park&Ride locations, please visit: https://transportnsw.info/travel-info/ways-to-get-around/drive/parking/transport-parkride-car-parks