Transport

Parkes is literally the crossroads of the nation, strategically situated on the east-west rail corridor and on the major inland north-south road corridor of the Newell Highway.

By road
Parkes is located very close to the geographical centre of New South Wales, a convenient 365km from Sydney, 995km from Brisbane, 732km from Melbourne, 1,067km from Adelaide and 306km from Canberra.

By rail
There are two special train options to choose from for the 2019 Festival; the Lachlan Valley Rail Blue Zephyr Luxury Heritage Train ‘Blue Suede Express’ and the NSW TrainLink XPT ‘Elvis Express’.  These train services depart on the Thursday of the Festival from Sydney to Parkes, returning Monday. Tickets are on sale now.

The Blue Suede Express will sell premium options, $399. Click here for bookings.

Elvis Express will be standard service $299 for the first 100 bookings and $349 for the remaining seats. Click here for bookings.

The Outback Xplorer calls into Parkes weekly on its way between Sydney and Broken Hill. For more information see here or call NSW TrainLink on 13 22 32.

NSW TrainLink operates services daily to Orange with a bus connection to Parkes. For more information go to NSW TrainLink or call 13 22 32.

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By air
Regional Express (REX) flies directly to Parkes from Sydney several times daily, additional charter services available. The airport is located 5km east of Parkes.

Visit www.rex.com.au for timetables and pricing or contact REX on 13 17 13.

Regional Express operates the HOUND DOG EXPRESS – a designated return flight service to the Parkes Elvis Festival for only $320. The flight will depart Sydney on Thursday 10 January in time for the Miss Priscilla Dinner and return on Sunday 13 January. With entertainment in the Rex Lounge prior to departure and tickets including a Festival welcome pack and ticket to the Miss Priscilla Dinner, travel in style with Regional Express!

Tickets on sale now. Please see here for bookings.

By bus
NSW Trainlink operates return coach transport from Tamworth and Canberra to Parkes. For more information regarding the Canberra Coach see here or the Tamworth Coach see here.
Shuttle buses
Parkes Town Service
Western Road Liners operates shuttle buses within Parkes during the Festival period. An unlimited ticket within Parkes is $15, with a single-use ticket $4. Children under 16 ride for free. Elvis Express ticket holders receive complimentary shuttle bus transfers on all services excluding the Parkes-The Dish service. The 2019 timetable is still being confirmed. Stay tuned.

Parkes-Forbes

There will be regular ticketed services between Parkes and Forbes during the Festival period. An unlimited ticket is $35, with a single-use ticket $10.  Elvis Express ticket holders receive complimentary shuttle bus transfers on all services excluding the Parkes-The Dish service. The 2019 timetable is being confirmed. Stay tuned.
The Parkes-Forbes bus service is proudly supported by Forbes Shire Council.
Parkes-Peak Hill

Western Road Liners operates regular ticketed services between Parkes and Peak Hill during the Festival period. An unlimited ticket is $35, with a single-use ticket $10. Children under 16 ride for free. Elvis Express ticket holders receive complimentary shuttle bus transfers on all services excluding the Parkes-The Dish service. The 2019 timetable is being confirmed. Stay tuned.
Parkes-The Dish

Western Road Liners operates a ticketed service between Parkes and The Dish during the Festival period. Tickets are $12 per person return. Children under 5 ride for free. Elvis Express ticket holders receive complimentary shuttle bus transfers on all services excluding the Parkes-The Dish service. The 2019 timetable is being confirmed. Stay tuned.
Parkes-Cowra

Shuttle bus services will be operating between Parkes and Cowra on Saturday 12 January. The cost is $30 per person return. Tickets are available at the Cowra Visitor Centre. For bookings call 02 6342 4333 or email info@cowratourism.com.au. The 2019 timetable is being confirmed. Stay tuned.
The Parkes-Cowra bus service is provided by Cowra Tourism.
Parkes-Orange

Shuttle bus services will be operating between Parkes and Orange on Friday 11 January, Saturday 12 January and Sunday 13 January. The cost is $30 per person return. Tickets are available online at www.visitorange.com.au. For further information contact the Orange Visitor Centre on 1800 069 466. The 2019 timetable is being confirmed. Stay tuned.
The Parkes-Orange bus service is provided by Visit Orange.
Parkes-Dubbo

Shuttle bus services will be operating between Parkes and Dubbo on Saturday 12 January. The cost is $60 per person return. Tickets are available online at Langley’s Coaches. For further information, phone 02 6882 8977. The 2019 timetable is being confirmed. Stay tuned.
The Parkes-Dubbo bus service is provided by Langleys Coaches.

Taxis

To book a standard taxi or maxi-taxi in Parkes, call (02) 6862 2222.

Car hire companies

Avis, (02) 6862 6677

Thrifty, (02) 6862 1088

Hertz, (02) 6862 4122

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