GETTING TO OKTOBERFEST CANBERRA
Oktoberfest Parklands is at Patrick White Lawns, in front of the National Library of Australia. The only entry and exit is on the Flynn Place side of Patrick White Lawns. Check out the map with bus stops, pick ups and entry here.
It’s super easy to here so here’s your options!
Catch the bus. Catching a bus is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get to Oktoberfest. You can hitch a ride on any of the Blue Rapid 300 routes from major bus stations with services departing every 15 minutes or better all day. Regular route services 932, 934, 935 and 981 will drop event goers at the bus stops on Commonwealth Avenue and King Edward Terrace – these are your closest bus stops to the event, then it’s a short walk up to the Flynn Drive entrance.
There are also free buses home at the end of the night, going to both the city and Woden til 11pm. Read more about it here.
Get those steps up and warm up for the big day. There is one key route from the city across Commonwealth Avenue, and another from the bus stops to get you to the entry. Check out the map here.
Book an Uber or taxi. You can utilise the Uber app or the taxi network to get lakeside. Be aware of surcharges during peak periods as they can hurt. Ask your driver you off along (safely) Parkes Place, King Edward Terrace or Langton Crescent and walk towards the entry near the lake alongside Flynn Drive.
Hitch a ride. Convinced someone to drop you off? Get them to drop you (safely) Parkes Place, King Edward Terrace or Langton Crescent and walk towards the entry near the lake alongside Flynn Drive.
There’ll be free buses running from Langton Crescent into the city, otherwise the taxi and Uber pick up zone will be along Newlands St, behind the National Library.