Daily travel between Parkes town and the Dish
We have organised a 50 seat bus to provide transport for those without cars between the Town and the Telescope. The Bus will pick up from the Coachman hotel and Station motel at 8am on the Monday and 8.45am on the following days. The bus will also provide transport back to the town at the end of the days (departing the telescope at 8.30pm on the Monday, 5.40pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, 5.15pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday).
For those driving, please allow 25 mins to travel between the Town and the Telescope.
Regional Express generally has three flights to and from Sydney during the week and two on the weekend. Flights usually cost about $140 each way. Please note that the capacity of these flights is only 30 people so availability may be limited on the Sunday evening before the symposium and immediately after the symposium.
Country Link operates two routes between Sydney and Parkes once each per day (one via Orange and the other via Lithgow). The train takes about 7 hours and typically costs between $55 and $75 each way.