Plan Your Trip

Crowd at festival

Crowd at festival

There is so much happening at Real Festival and large crowds are anticipated throughout the weekend. We suggest you plan your travel ahead of time so you don’t miss a moment of the action.

You’ll find lots of useful information here on public transport options, shuttle buses, parking as well as important road closures to minimise traffic and keep everyone safe. There are also accommodation options so you can make the most of your weekend in Penrith. Make sure you keep up to date with what’s happening with the event by connecting with Real Festival on Facebook and Instagram.

Road Closures

To minimise traffic and keep patrons safe, Tench Avenue will be closed to northbound traffic between Jamison Rd and Cross Rd from 7am on Friday 15 September through to 8pm Sunday 17 September. Tench Avenue will remain open for southbound traffic entering from Jamison Rd. To view this road closure as well as access information and maps, visit Live Traffic NSW


Parking is limited and we recommend public transport as first option of travel.

Festival parking is located adjacent to the Eastbank restaurant precinct  and accessed from Tench Avenue via Jamison Rd. Once the car park is full, all cars will be directed to park at Penrith Train Station and Jamison Park (Penrith District Netball Association car park on Batt St, opposite Parsons Avenue) to catch the free Busways shuttle buses to Real Festival. There are a limited number of accessible car spots available at Tench Reserve.

Pick up/drop off

There is a designated passenger drop off and pick up area located at the northern end of Tench Avenue and accessed from Jamison Rd. This drop off area is for cars, Taxis and Ubers.

Shuttle Buses

Leave the car at home and catch a free shuttle bus! Busways shuttle buses will operate on a continuous loop across Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The shuttle buses are accessible and can accommodate prams and strollers. The drop off and pick up locations are located at Penrith Train Station (Stand D), Jamison Park at Batt Street (opposite Parsons Avenue) and at the Festival, Tench Reserve.

Shuttle buses will run continuously from 3pm on Friday 15 and Saturday 16, and from 9am on Sunday 17 September. 

Please view the timetables here.


Public Transport

There are public transport options to get you to Real Festival at Tench Reserve. Public transport is a quick and effective option, but best of all by catching public transport you’re thinking sustainably and we really like that. The closest railway station is Penrith Station, approximately 6 kilometres from the event site. Free shuttle buses will operate on a continuous loop picking up and dropping off passengers from Stand D, thanks to our proud sponsors, Busways

The real-time trip planner at can help you plan your travel to Tench Reserve by train, bus and on foot using the most up-to-date service information.


Resident Access

Residents have full access to their properties throughout Real Festival. Please expect changed traffic conditions in the area between Friday 15 and Sunday 17 September.  Tench Avenue is closed to northbound traffic from 2pm on Friday 15 September through to 8pm on Sunday 17 September (at event times only), however residents can access their properties from Jamison Rd. If you're a resident of Tench Avenue and you'd like to talk to someone about access during Real Festival, please call 1300 736 836.


Why not extend your stay and make the most of your weekend in Penrith? You can find plenty of local accommodation providers which allow you to stay close to the Real Festival action and experience the very best of Penrith across the weekend. Find out more and book a weekend in Penrith you’ll never forget.