Festival Info – Getting There



The National Folk Festival is held in Canberra, the Nation’s capital. Attracting audiences from all parts of Australia, the 4-day long weekend allows attendees time to travel and still be able to enjoy everything the event has to offer. Canberra is well serviced by road from Victoria and NSW and regular flights provide good connections to the city from all states and many regional centres.

Light rail connects the Festival site from all parts of the city and it is also well accessed via cycle paths. For patrons who choose to stay off site there is ample accommodation and Exhibition Park is just 12mins from the city centre.

Getting to and from Exhibition Park in Canberra

By Bicycle
Turn off Northbourne Ave into Flemington Rd. After you get your wristband from the Ticket Office you will be able to bring your bike inside to the Pedal Power bike-minding service.

By Light Rail
Canberra’s Light Rail service runs from Civic to Gungahlin past EPIC’s front door. . For information on services and timetables, please visit Transport Canberra https://www.transport.act.gov.au/

By Car
From Civic – Head along Northbourne Ave. Approx 2km past the Barton Hwy turn LEFT into Well Station Rd and follow the signs to your appropriate entry point.

Flemington Road paid car park-Parking Fee $10 per car per day.
The car park will be operational Thursday 9 April at 3pm and Friday 10 to Monday 13 April from 7am.
Parking is also available at the Well Station Rd entrance. Please note Festival carparks are unsealed and unpatrolled.

Accessible (Disability) car parking is available internally on the Festival site; please follow directions for the Well Station Carpark and follow instructions from Gate staff and Security.

By Taxi/Uber
Canberra Cabs – 132 227
Elite Taxis – 133 300
There is a taxi rank and Uber drop off point at the Flemington Road ticket office (Gate 2).