Sam Smith concerts
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park
- Doors open each night
- Opening act start each night
- Sam Smith start each night
- Finish each night
Important event information
Sam Smith will be playing three shows at Qudos Bank Arena on Wednesday 14 November, Friday 16 November and Saturday 17 November.
Sydney Olympic Park will be busy on Saturday 17 November as over 50,000 people are expected in the precinct for the concert and the RnB Fridays Live at Spotless Stadium being held at the same time. Fans are encouraged to catch public transport and leave the car at home to avoid delays. If you have to drive, make sure to pre-book parking, carpool and arrive early.
The closest station to Qudos Bank Arena is Olympic Park. Catch a train to Lidcombe for a direct service to Olympic Park from Platform Zero running every 10 minutes until 00:30 on Wednesday and Friday, and every 10 minutes until 01:00 on Saturday.
Services to Olympic Park run regularly on weekdays if you're attending the Wednesday night or Friday night shows.
If you're going to the show on Saturday 17 November, express trains will leave Central every 20 minutes from 15:00 until 22:30, stopping at Redfern, Strathfield and then Olympic Park.
After the Saturday night concert the following additional services will run to get you home:
- To Central: express services will run from Olympic Park back to Central every 7 to 8 minutes from 23:00 until 01:00, stopping at Strathfield, Redfern then Central.
- T1 Western Line: additional services from Olympic Park to Blacktown will run every 20 minutes from 23:00 until 01:00, stopping at Lidcombe, Granville, Parramatta, Westmead, Seven Hills then all stations to Blacktown. Two services per hour will continue on to Penrith or Schofields.
- T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: an additional service will leave Lidcombe at 23:50, stopping at Auburn, Granville then all stations to Leppington.
- Central Coast & Newcastle Line: an additional service will leave Central at 23:18, making limited stops towards Newcastle Interchange.
- Blue Mountains Line: services will make an additional stop at Lidcombe between 15:00 and 19:00 and between 22:00 and midnight.
On Wednesday night, buses replace trains between Hornsby and Berowra.
Trackwork is taking place between 02:00 Saturday 17 November and 02:00 Monday 19 November and may affect how you travel to and from the event:
- T1 North Shore Line: Buses replace trains between Hornsby and Wynyard via Gordon.
- T3 Bankstown Line: Buses replace trains between Cabramatta, Lidcombe and Sydenham via Bankstown.
To note: As of 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 to and from events. For train service disruption information, check travel alerts 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 especially on weekends. Keep this in mind if you’re planning on catching an F3 Parramatta River service. Use the Trip Planner and consider the alternative public transport options available.
Qudos Bank Arena is around a 40 minute walk (3.6km) from Sydney Olympic Park Wharf. There is a connecting 526 bus to the venue.
Due to low tide some ferry services to and from Parramatta wharf may be replaced by buses. See Parramatta Ferry low tide for the full calendar of ferry replacement 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. Change at Central for connections to Olympic Park. For maps and service frequencies see light rail service information.
On Saturday 17 November heavy traffic is expected on roads approaching Sydney Olympic Park including the M4, Parramatta Road, Homebush Bay Drive and Concord Road. If you are planning on driving, allow extra time and expect delays.
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.
On Saturday night, parking will be in high demand and is expected to fill quickly. Fans are encouraged to consider public transport options available instead or to expect delays, arrive early and pre-book parking.
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).