How To Get There

Catch the train

Get to and from Defqon.1 the cheapest, quickest and safest way! Your Defqon.1 Festival Saturday ticket cost includes travel on trains services, and free event return shuttle buses from Penrith Station on Saturday September 15th (valid till 2am September 16th 2018)*. More information about catching the train to Defqon.1 can be found through this link here.

*A station access fee applies for travel between Domestic and International Airport stations and the City; you will need to purchase a separate ticket. Please check your travel plans in the trip planner at or at

Shuttle busses

Free event return shuttle buses run between Penrith station and the Sydney International Regatta Centre at the following times:

Saturday 15th September: First bus 10am – Last bus when last person is picked up.

If you live in the West

To save time and money, please park your car at your local station, and catch the train to Penrith from there.

If you live or are staying in Penrith

Take the free shuttle bus from Penrith Station. There is NO pedestrian access on Old Castlereagh Road to the festival. 

Hotel shuttle service

Hotel Shuttles are available from local hotels to Penrith Station. Return tickets are $10. Tickets can be bought upon the boarding of the bus from the hotel to the train station. Please retain your ticket, so it can be used for the return journey. The following hotels are serviced with the Hotel shuttle: The Mercure Penrith Panthers - Quality Inn PenrithNepean Shores Resort - Penrith Valley Inn - The Vines Holiday Cottages Orchard Hills - Astina Serviced Apartments Lethbridge St - Astina Serviced Apartments Roberts St - Overlander Hotel Cambridge Gardens.

No Kiss & Ride drop-off / Pickup points

There are NO drop-off and pickup points at the festival site. Any cars or taxis for drop offs will be turned away and sent to Penrith Station. Please advise all drivers who will be dropping off or pickup to meet at the Southern Side of Penrith Station.

Travel by car


There is limited parking available on site on Saturday so arrive early to get a park. Pay on the day parking will be charged at $20 and can only be paid with correct cash. If you do decide to drive, please car pool.

Bus & Coach travel

If you have organised a group to travel by bus or coach, please download the 
Private Charter / Coach info brochure.