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2019 NRL Grand Final

ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park

Gates open
13:15
NRL State Championship 2019 kick-off
13:35
NRL Women’s Premiership Grand Final 2019 kick-off
16:10
Entertainment start
18:30
NRL Grand Final Kick-off
19:20
Full-time
21:20

Important event information

With up to 80,000 fans expected to attend the 2019 NRL Grand Final at ANZ Stadium the best way to get there is by public transport. Travel to and from Olympic Park is included in tickets to the game and express trains and Major Event Buses will run.

If you have to drive, pre-book a parking space, car-pool where possible and allow plenty of extra travel time as traffic will be heavy on roads approaching the precinct.

All fans are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the pre-match festivities in Olympic Park before kick-off.

Valid pre-purchased match tickets to the 2019 NRL Grand Final include travel to and from ANZ Stadium in Olympic Park on the following public transport services:

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

Remember to keep your game 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 train station access fee applies for travel to or from Domestic and International Airport stations. Your event ticket entitlements does not include the access fee.

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

Services start running from the early morning. Change at Epping to connect with trains towards Olympic Park.

Alternatively, catch an Olympic Park Major Event Bus Route 5A or 5B stopping at Rouse Hill, Norwest, Hills Showground, Castle Hill and Bella Vista Metro stations.

On Sunday to Wednesday nights until late 2019, North West Night Bus services run from Tallawong between 9.25pm and 12.10am and from Chatswood between 10.10pm and 12.50am. Services run every 10 minutes in both directions running all-stops and limited stop routes.

If you’re travelling back to the North West after the game consider catching a Route 5A or 5B Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Bus or continue your trip using the North West Night Bus.  

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

The closest station to ANZ Stadium is Olympic Park.

Getting there

Additional express and limited-stop services to Olympic Park will run from the following stations:

  • From Central: Express services will run every 10 to 15 minutes from 1pm until 3pm and then every 7 to 8 minutes from 3pm until 9:30pm, stopping at Redfern, Strathfield then Olympic Park.
  • From Penrith: Express services will run every 30 minutes from 1pm until 9:30pm, stopping all stations to Blacktown, Seven Hills, Westmead, Parramatta, Granville, Lidcombe and Olympic Park.

Alternatively, catch a train to Lidcombe then head to Platform Zero for a direct service to Olympic Park, running every 10 minutes until 9:30pm.

Blue Mountains Line services between 5pm and 8pm will make an additional stop at Lidcombe.

Getting home

Additional express and limited-stop services will run from Olympic Park and Central:

  • To Central: Express services will leave Olympic Park every 5 minutes from 10pm until 11:30pm, and then every 15 minutes from 11:30pm until 12:30am.
  • To Blacktown: Express services will leave Olympic Park every 10 minutes to Blacktown between 9:30pm and 12:30am. Services will extend stopping all stations to Schofields and Penrith every 30 minutes.
  • To Hurstville: An additional service will leave Central at 11:13pm stopping at Redfern (at 11:15pm), Sydenham then all stations to Hurstville.

After the game trains will run back to Lidcombe every 10 minutes until 12:30am.

NSW TrainLink:

  • Blue Mountains Line: All services will make an additional stop at Lidcombe between 10pm and 1am.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: An additional service will leave Central at 10:17pm, stopping at Strathfield, Epping, Hornsby and then all stations to Newcastle Interchange (except Wondabyne).
  • South Coast Line: An additional service will leave Central at 10:56pm, stopping at Redfern, Wolli Creek, Hurstville, Sutherland, Waterfall and then all stations to Kiama.  

Trackwork

Trackwork is taking place from 02:00 Saturday 5 October until 02:00 Tuesday 8 October and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • South Coast Line: Buses replace trains between Port Kembla and Wollongong.

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 and trackwork or use the Trip Planner.

Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses will run on all nine routes for the NRL Grand Final to get you there and back home again.

Major Event buses will start running every 5 to 10 minutes between 12:05pm and 12:50pm, depending on the route. Last services leave each route between 5:35pm and 6pm. Services begin arriving into the precinct from 1:30pm until around 7pm ahead of kick off.

Return services will start running after full-time from around 10pm with the last bus on each route leaving Olympic Park at 11pm.

Use the Major Event Buses Interactive Map to find your route and stop. Visit routes and timetables and search your bus route number for full timetable details.

Route To / from SOP
1A Warriewood via Dee Why
1B Warriewood via Mona Vale
2 Glebe via Hunters Hill
4 Maroubra
5A Castle Hill
5B Rouse Hill
6 Menai
7 Cronulla
8 Dural

You can also use the Trip Planner for up-to-date information on the major event buses and all the available transport options to get you to and from Olympic Park. 

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 533 runs from Sydney Olympic Park to Chatswood via Rhodes and North Ryde.

Note: buses to and from Olympic Park will be diverting and bus stops in the park may be relocated while roads in the precinct are closed for the game. More information will be available closer to the event.

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

If you're planning to catch an F3 Parramatta River ferry to Olympic Park make sure to have a back up transport option in mind as services are typically popular on Sundays,

ANZ Stadium is approximately 40 minute walk (3.6km) from Sydney Olympic Park Wharf. There is a connecting 526 bus to the stadium.

Note: 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. Change at Central to connect with express trains to Olympic Park.

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.

Heavy traffic is expected on roads as large crowds travel to Sydney Olympic Park. Motorists travelling to the game should allow extra travel time on the M4 Mwy, Homebush Bay Dr, Concord Rd, Silverwater Rd, Ryde Rd, Lane Cove Rd and Epping Rd. 

If you have to drive to the game, you need to have pre-booked parking, carpool where possible and plan to arrive early to soak up the pre-game atmosphere. 

Local roads within Sydney Olympic Park will be closed between 3am and midnight before, during and after the game to accommodate increased public transport services and ensure pedestrian safety. Road closures include sections of Olympic Boulevard, Showground Rd, Grand Pde, Murray Rose Ave, Dawn Fraser Ave, Herb Elliott Ave, Park St, Shane Gould Ave, Shirley Strickland Ave, Rod Laver Dr, Kevin Coombs Ave and Edwin Flack Ave. For more road closure details, see the Sydney Olympic Park Authority interactive map. 

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

The nearest Taxi Rank to ANZ Stadium is Herb Elliott Avenue near the Pullman Hotel.

A ride-share pick up zone will operate from P6 car park on the corner of Australia Ave and Murray Rose Ave. General motorists picking up passengers after the game are encouraged to organise a location outside of the precinct as road closures and large crowds will make access difficult.

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

Parking will be extremely limited and may fill quickly. If you have to drive you’ll need to pre-purchase a parking spot to guarantee yourself a space or use public transport. If you don't have a pre-booked space you will need to consider alternate parking options outside the precinct continue your trip to Olympic Park by public transport.

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

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.

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).