Plan Your Trip

Real Map

There is so much happening at Real Festival and large crowds are anticipated throughout the weekend. We advise you to 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. Make sure you keep up to date with what’s happening throughout the event by connecting with Real Festival on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Road Closures

To minimise traffic and keep patrons safe, Tench Avenue will be closed to northbound traffic between Jamison Road and Cross Road from 7am on Friday 3 November through to midnight on Sunday 5 November. Tench Avenue will remain open for southbound traffic entering from Jamison Road. To view this road closure as well as access information and maps, visit closer to the event.


There is parking available at the event. A car park (with capacity for approx. 800 cars) has been created for Festival patrons at 66-76 Tench Avenue (next to The Coffee Club) and is accessed from Tench Avenue. To park here you will need to enter Tench Avenue from Jamison Road. Once the car park is full, all cars will be directed to Penrith Paceway or Jamison Park to park and catch the free Busways shuttle services.

Pick up/drop off

Why not car pool with others and avoid parking altogether? There is a designated passenger drop off and pick up area located at the northern end of Tench Avenue and accessed from Jamison Road. This drop off area is for cars, Taxis and Ubers.

Shuttle Buses

Leave the car and catch a free shuttle bus! Busways shuttle buses will operate on a continuous loop across Friday and Saturday. The shuttle buses are accessible and can accommodate prams and strollers. The drop off and pick up locations are located at Penrith Paceway at Ransley Street (outside of Hog's Breath) and Jamison Park at Batt Street (near Netball Courts) and at Tench Reserve (boat ramp). There will be four shuttle buses running continuously from 5pm –11pm on Friday 3 November and 2pm – 11pm on Saturday 4 November.

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. There are several bus services (797 and 795) which pick up from here and continue down Mulgoa Road towards the event site. The bus services may have altered routes due to road closures for Real Festival. The real-time trip planner at will 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. Tench Avenue is closed to northbound traffic from 7am on Friday 3 November through to midnight on Sunday 5 November, residents can access their properties from Jamison Road. If you're a resident of Tench Avenue and you would like to talk to someone about access during Real Festival, please call the Events Team on 4732 7652.