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Important event information

Olympic Park will be very busy on Friday 23 March with large crowds travelling to the first night of the Sydney Royal Easter Show, a Bruno Mars concert and as well as the NRL.

NRL fans are encouraged to arrive early and allow plenty of extra travel time as roads and transport services will be busy. If you have to drive, you will need to pre-book parking to guarantee yourself a space as car parks will fill early.

Valid pre-purchased match tickets include travel to and from ANZ Stadium on train services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations).

Remember to keep your ticket safe for your return journey or you'll need to use your Opal card, as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport. Your match ticket is valid on public transport until 04:00 the following day.

Note: an additional station access fee applies for travel to or from Domestic and International Airport stations. Your event ticket does not include the access fee, so if you're travelling from these stations you'll need to pay the train station access fee.

The closest station to ANZ Stadium is Olympic Park.

Take advantage of the extra train services that will run to and from Olympic Park between 23 March and 3 April for the Sydney Royal Easter Show. See the Easter Show event page for details.

A supporters train will run from Penrith at 15:05 to Olympic Park, stopping all stations to Seven Hills, Westmead, Parramatta, Granville, Lidcombe then Olympic Park.

Alternatively, you can also catch a train to Lidcombe Station then head to Platform Zero for a direct service to Olympic Park, running every 10 minutes until 00:30.


Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. Trackwork may affect how you travel so allow plenty of extra travel time and plan ahead. Check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.

The following Sydney Buses services run to Sydney Olympic Park:

  • Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.
  • Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park.
  • Route X25 runs regularly to Sydney Olympic Park from Strathfield Station during the afternoon peak period on weekdays.

For bus service disruption information check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.

Sydney Ferries are a great way to get around the city but services can be popular and may reach capacity, especially on weekends. Check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner. ANZ Stadium is approximately 40 minutes walk (3.6km) from Sydney Olympic Park Wharf. There is a connecting 526 bus to the precinct.

Due to low tide some ferry services to and from Parramatta wharf may be replaced by buses. See the low tide replacement bus calendar for affected

Light rail services run between Central Station and Dulwich Hill with stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations. For maps and service frequencies see light rail service information.

Heavy traffic is expected on roads approaching Sydney Olympic Park due to a number of events being hosted in the precinct and general evening peak traffic. Allow extra travel time on roads including the M4 Mwy, Homebush Bay Dr, Concord Rd, Lane Cove Rd and Epping Rd approaching the precinct. 

Anyone considering driving to Olympic Park should arrive early, carpool and pre-book parking.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority will close some local roads to accommodate increased public transport services and ensure pedestrian safety during events. For road closure details, visit Sydney Olympic Park AuthorityAdditional road closures will be in place in the precinct between 9 March and 11 April for set-up and pack-down of the Sydney Royal Easter Show (23 Mar to 3 Apr).

A distance-based toll applies on the new M4 between Parramatta and Homebush. For details visit

For the latest traffic information visit Live Traffic NSW or download a real-time traffic app.

For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area visit NSW Taxi Council

Parking will be very limited in Olympic Park on Friday 23 March with a number of coinciding events being held in the precinct. Event patrons will need to pre-book parking or consider the public transport options instead.

Visit Sydney Olympic Park Prebook to pre-book your parking ticket and guarantee yourself a space. Note: Pre-book parking is available until 23:59 the night before the event. For more information visit Parking at Sydney Olympic Park.

A distance-based toll applies on the new M4 between Parramatta and Homebush. For details visit Please note vehicles exiting P4 car park onto Homebush Bay Drive should ignore the beep. You will not be charged a toll as you did not enter the motorway.

Accessible trips are shown in the Trip Planner with the wheelchair icon. You can select "accessible services only" in the Options to ensure you only see accessible services. Only trip plans with accessible train platforms, ferry wharves and buses will be presented. See accessible travel or download a transport app (select the "Accessibility" filter).