We encourage visitors to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and the Domain to take public transport. Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.
If you're driving to the Garden, 24 hour metered parking is available on Mrs Macquaries Road, Hospital Road and Macquarie Street. Secure, undercover parking is also available at the Domain Car Park. Mobility parking is available near the Wolloomooloo Gate and outside the Art Gallery of NSW.
Hourly rates are:
Mon - Sun 8 am to 8 pm $9.00/hr
Mon - Sun 8 pm to 8 am $5.00/hr
The rules related to motorcycle parking in the Royal Botanic Garden differs to those of the City of Sydney. The Garden has 25 clearly marked, dedicated motorcycle parking spaces which are free of charge and not time limited. If you're on a motorcycle and choose to park in a marked, metered space, you're required to pay for the parking and observe the time limits for that area. Metered parking requires payment 24/7, please check the parking meter for rates.
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Visiting the Garden and Domain is easy by train. The nearest station is Martin Place (T4 - South Coast Line). St James and Circular Quay (T2 - Airport, Inner West and South Line and T3 - Bankstown Line) are also an easy walk.
If you've got a bit more time to spare, alighting at Museum Station (T2 - Airport, Inner West and South Line and T3 - Bankstown Line) means you can visit the Anzac Memorial on Liverpool Street, then stroll through Hyde Park past the Archibald Fountain and along Art Gallery Road to the Domain and Royal Botanic Garden.
Enjoy some time out in the heart of the city - the Royal Botanic Garden and Domain are both easily accessed on foot and are only 5 minutes walk from Sydney's CBD.
Travelling by bus to the Royal Botanic Garden is a breeze! In addition to the stops at nearby Martin Place and Circular Quay, the 441 route (Balmain via QVB Building) leaves York Street, Town Hall on weekdays, 10 am - 5 pm and stops outside the Art Gallery of NSW.
The 200 route (Chatswood to Bondi) stops in Macquarie Street during peak hours on weekday mornings and evenings.
The Sydney Explorer Bus also includes the Domain on its route.
Enjoy a relaxing ferry ride to Circular Quay and enter the Royal Botanic Garden at either the Opera House Gate or the Queen Elizabeth II Gate, also near the Opera House - it's an easy ten minute walk from the ferry to the Domain and Garden.
The Garden's hours are seasonal. The Domain is open 24/7 except when community events like Open Air Cinema & Christmas Carols in the Domain are happening.