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NRL: Eels v Bulldogs

Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta

Gates open
17:30
Preliminary game kick-off
17:45
NRL kick-off
19:50
Full-time
21:35

Important Event Information

With Parramatta transport interchange within a short 15 minute walking distance the best way to get to and from Bankwest Stadium is by public transport as match tickets include return travel. Trains to Parramatta run every 10 to 15 minutes and additional bus services will run throughout the day.

Roads approaching Parramatta are expected to be busy during evening peak so if you are planning on driving, allow additional travel time.

See the Bankwest Stadium transport and walking map (pdf 1.7MB) for more details on how to get to and from the stadium.

Valid pre-purchased match tickets include travel to and from Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta on the following public transport services:

  • Sydney Train services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)
  • Sydney Metro services
  • Regular bus services
  • Sydney Ferries and Newcastle Ferries 
  • Sydney and Newcastle Light rail services

Remember to keep your event ticket safe for your return journey or you’ll need to use your Opal card or accepted contactless payment method 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.

Sydney Metro services are high-frequency, driverless trains running between Tallawong Station and Chatswood Station.

Metro services start running from the early morning. Change at Epping to connect with train services towards Parramatta.

Last services from Chatswood to Tallawong leave at 12.45am on Thursday nights and at 1.45am on Friday and Saturday nights.

For Metro service disruption information, check trackwork and travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

The closest station to Bankwest Stadium is Parramatta. Trains run every 10 to 15 minutes to Parramatta in both directions. 

The stadium is approximately 15 minutes walk from the station via Argyle St, Church St, the Riverside Walk (non-accessible route) or through Prince Alfred Square to the stadium on O'Connell St. See the Bankwest Stadium transport and walking map (pdf 1.7MB) for more details.

Trackwork

Trackwork is taking place on Thursday 22 August and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • City Circle: From 21:30 until 01:00, trains run in one direction only, from Central first stop Town Hall.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: From 21:30 until 01:00, some trains from the City start at Central.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: From 22:00 until 02:00, buses replace trains between Cronulla and Sutherland.
  • T8 Airport & South Line: From 21:30 until 01:00, trains to the City end at Central.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: From 21:00 until 01:10, buses replace trains between Newcastle Interchange and Morisset. Buses leave stations Newcastle Interchange to Dora Creek up to 40 minutes earlier than the normal train timetable. From 21:15 until 03:30, buses replace trains from Morisset to Newcastle Interchange. 

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 extra travel time and plan ahead. For train service disruption information, check travel alerts and trackwork or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Route buses

Plenty of regular route bus services run to and from Parramatta Interchange which is within a 15 minute walking distance of Bankwest Stadium. From the interchange head down Argyle St, Church St and take either the Riverside Walk or walk through Prince Alfred Square to get to the stadium on O'Connell St. See the Bankwest Stadium transport and walking map (pdf 1.7MB) for more details on how to get to and from the stadium.

Additional regular route bus services from the North Western suburbs will run to and from Parramatta.

Additional services on the following routes will run from the North West, Western suburbs and the City to and from Parramatta every 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the route, from 5:50pm until 11:50pm:

  • Route 549 between Epping and Parramatta
  • Route 550 between Epping and Parramatta
  • Route 600 between Hornsby and Parramatta Interchange
  • Route 601 between Rouse Hill and Parramatta
  • Route 665 (former route T65) between Rouse Hill and Parramatta

Plenty of other regular bus routes also run to Parramatta and stop within walking distance of the stadium including routes T80, 603, 606, 609 and 625.

The free Parramatta CBD shuttle bus (route 900) runs regularly from 8am until 8pm but keep in mind this service is limited and will be busy so consider the short 15 minute walk to the stadium instead. See the Shuttle Bus Map for stop locations.

Bus diversions

Buses may be affected as roads around the stadium may close prior to full-time under the direction of NSW Police to allow crowds to safely exit the stadium.

Roads around the stadium may close prior to full-time and remain closed for around an hour after the game or until crowds have cleared

Route 549 bus services may divert around O'Connell St and miss stops outside the stadium and at Parramatta Leagues Club while road closures are in place. Services will instead pick up from the stop on O'Connell St opp Harold St. Customers are advised to check bus stop signage for directions to the alternate bus stop location.

For bus service disruption information, check travel alerts.

Accessible shuttle bus

An accessible shuttle bus service will operate from 5:20pm until 11:50pm between Parramatta Interchange and the Stadium for patrons with accessibility or mobility needs.

Services pick up from Argyle St just after Church St outside Parramatta Westfield. Services drop off on O'Connell St at the Parramatta Leagues Club. Return services pick up from O’Connell St at Victoria Rd opposite the stadium and drop off at the Parramatta Bus Interchange.

For bus service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Parramatta Wharf is closed for upgrades from Tuesday 30 April for about six months, weather and conditions permitting. See Parramatta Wharf Upgrades for more details. 

For ferry service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Light rail services run between Central Station and Dulwich Hill with stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations. From Central change for a Western Line train to Parramatta.

For maps and service frequencies see Light rail service information. For light rail service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Traffic will be heavy on roads approaching the stadium including Parramatta Rd, Church St, Victoria Rd, James Ruse Dr and Pennant Hills Rd during evening peak. 

Sections of O’Connell St, Ross St and Victoria Rd around the stadium may close prior to full-time to allow crowds to safely leave the precinct. Motorists may experience delays on roads through Parramatta CBD as crowds head home.

Motorists are advised to allow plenty of extra travel time through Parramatta CBD area and consider travelling via Parkes St, Harris St, Macarthur St and Isabella St or Victoria Rd instead to avoid the delays. Motorists should also exercise caution as pedestrian activity will be high on roads between Parramatta Interchange and the Stadium as crowds arrive and leave the area. 

The widened M4 between Parramatta and Homebush and the new M4 Tunnels between Homebush and Haberfield allows motorists to bypass more than 50 sets of traffic lights on Parramatta Road. A distance-based toll applies. For details on the M4 upgrades, visit westconnex.com.au.

For real-time updates on traffic conditions and road closures, visit Live Traffic NSW or download a real-time traffic app.

A secure taxi rank is located at Parramatta Westfield on Fitzwilliam Street.

An alternate taxi rank is located on the eastern side of Villiers St between Ross St and Victoria Rd.

Note: O’Connell St is a no-stopping zone and taxis or any other vehicles are not permitted to drop off or pick up any passengers at any time. Closures will also be in place along O'Connell St, Ross St and Victoria Rd. Attendees who are being picked up or dropped off are encouraged to pre-plan a location away from the stadium.

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

Attendees are encouraged to leave the car at home and catch public transport as travel is included in their event ticket. If you have to drive to the game, plan to arrive early, car pool where possible and allow plenty of extra travel time.

The following car parks are within walking distance of the stadium. There's no public parking available at Bankwest Stadium: 

  • Justice Precinct Car Park (Hunter Street)
  • Eat Street Car Park (George Street) 
  • City Centre Car Park (George Street)
  • Riverbank Car Park (Phillip Street)

Visit City of Parramatta - Parking for more information.

Attendees are encouraged to leave the car at home and utilise public transport included in their event ticket.

Accessible Event Shuttle bus

For patrons with mobility impairments or accessibility requirement a dedicated accessible shuttle bus will run between Parramatta Interchange and the Stadium on event days.

The accessible shuttle bus service will operate from 5:20pm until 11:50pm. Services pick up from Argyle St just after Church St outside Parramatta Westfield. Services drop off on O'Connell St at the Parramatta Leagues Club. Return services pick up from O’Connell St at Victoria Rd opposite the stadium and drop off at the Parramatta Bus Interchange.

Transport

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).