International Friendly: Socceroos v Lebanon
ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park
- Gates open
- Game start
- Game finish
Important event information
Large crowds are expected to attend Tim Cahill's farewell match for the socceroos against Lebanon on Tuesday evening, 20 November.
Fans are reminded their match tickets include travel to and from ANZ Stadium on trains and extra services will run to help get you there and home.
Traffic will already be heavy in evening commuter peak particularly on M4 Motorway, Homebush Bay Drive and Concord Road but if driving is a must, fans should allow extra travel time and expect some delays.
Valid pre-purchased match tickets include travel to and from ANZ Stadium on train services (bounded by Bomaderry, Scone, Goulburn, Bathurst and Dungog stations).
Remember to keep your event 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 event 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. Catch a train to Lidcombe for a direct service to Olympic Park from Platform Zero running every 10 minutes until midnight.
To help you get to the match, express trains will run between Central and Olympic Park every 15 minutes between 16:27 and 18:00, and every 10 minutes between 18:00 and 21:30.
Additional services will run to Olympic Park:
- From Penrith at 17:54 and 18:42, then from Schofields at 17:57 and 18:34, stopping all stations to Seven Hills, Westmead, Parramatta, Granville, Lidcombe and Olympic Park.
- From Macarthur at 18:20 stopping all stations to Granville, Lidcombe and Olympic Park.
- From Liverpool at 18:23 stopping all stations to Granville, then Lidcombe and Olympic Park.
To help you get home from the match, express trains will run between Olympic Park and Central every 7 to 8 minutes between 21:30 and 00:00.
Weeknight trackwork is taking place daily between Monday 19 November and Thursday 22 November and may affect how you travel to and from the event:
- T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Buses replace the all stations trains between Homebush and Central from 21:45 to 02:00. If you’re travelling back to Inner West stations between Homebush and Central, catch a train to Strathfield and change for a rail replacement bus to continue your trip home.
- T6 Carlingford Line: Buses replace trains between Clyde and Carlingford from 20:25 to 01:30.
To Note: Since Sunday 30 September, the Epping to Chatswood rail line has temporarily closed for upgrades for around 7 months before Sydney Metro Northwest services begin in 2019. The new high-frequency bus service, Station Link, replaces trains between Epping and Chatswood. For more information on Station Link, visit transportnsw.info.
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. For train service disruption information, check travel alerts and trackwork or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.
The following Sydney Buses services run to 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.
Sydney Ferries services are very popular and may reach capacity. Keep this in mind if you’re planning on catching an F3 Parramatta River service. Plan your trip ahead and allow plenty of extra travel time or consider the alternative public transport options available.
ANZ Stadium is approximately 40 minutes walk (3.6km) from Sydney Olympic Park Wharf. There is a connecting 526 bus to the stadium.
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 services.
Note: From Wednesday 3 October, Rydalmere Wharf will be closed for around 5 months for upgrade works. A temporary bus service, Route 535, will run between Parramatta Wharf and Sydney Olympic Park Wharf via Rydalmere Wharf to connect with F3 Parramatta River ferry services. For more information, visit transportnsw.info.
Light rail services run between Central Station and Dulwich Hill with stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations. From Central change for an express train to Olympic Park.
Sydney Olympic Park Authority may close some local roads to accommodate increased public transport services and ensure pedestrian safety during events. For road closure details, visit Sydney Olympic Park Authority and check out the interactive map.
A distance-based toll applies on the new M4 between Parramatta and Homebush. For details visit westconnex.com.au/newM4.
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. If you haven’t booked, follow the variable message signs within Sydney Olympic Park to best available casual parking. 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 westconnex.com.au/newM4. 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).