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A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC

Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta

Gates open
17:45
Start
19:30
Finish
21:30

Important Event Information

Up to 30,000 fans are expected to fill Bankwest Stadium for the first Sydney Derby of the 2019/2020 A-League season. Ticketholders are strongly encouraged to catch public transport and leave the car at home as tickets to the game include travel on public transport and heavy traffic is expected.

Trains to Parramatta run every 10 to 15 minutes and additional bus services will also run to and from Parramatta interchange which is within 15 minutes walking distance of the stadium. See the Bankwest Stadium transport and walking map (pdf 1.7MB) for more details.

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

  • 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 4am 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.

Metro services start running from the early morning every 10 minutes until late.

Due to planned Sydney Trains trackwork on the T9 Northern Line between Hornsby and Strathfield, customers should change at Chatswood instead of Epping to connect with trains to Parramatta or customers will need to catch a rail replacement bus from Epping to Strathfield to connect with trains to Parramatta. 

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

You can use your Opal card or accepted contactless payment method on Sydney Metro services

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 (pdf 1.7MB) and walking map for more details.

Trackwork

Trackwork is taking place from 02:00 Saturday 26 until 02:00 Monday 28 October and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • T1 North Shore Line: Buses replace trains between Berowra and Gordon.
  • T9 Northern Line: Buses replace trains between Hornsby and Strathfield. Trains run to a changed timetable from Olympic Park to the City, then continue to the T1 North Shore Line Stations.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: Buses replace trains between Newcastle Interchange and Central.
  • Hunter Line Buses replace trains between Scone, Dungog and Newcastle Interchange.
  • Blue Mountains Line: Trains start and end at Strathfield. 

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.

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) (pdf 1.7MB) for more details.

Additional services will run on the following routes to Parramatta and return to help you get to and from the game:  

  • Route T80 between Liverpool and Parramatta Interchange
  • Route 600 between Hornsby and Parramatta Interchange
  • Route 601 between Rouse Hill and Parramatta Interchange
  • Route 606 between Winston Hills and Parramatta Interchange
  • Route M52 between Gladesville and Parramatta Interchange

Other regular bus routes also run to Parramatta and stop within walking distance of the stadium including routes 549, 550, 665, 603, 609 and 625.

The free Parramatta CBD shuttle bus (route 900) will run regularly from 8am to 4pm and makes stops on O'Connell Street. See the Shuttle Bus Map for stop locations. Keep in mind this service is limited and will be busy.

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

Bus diversions

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

Roads around the stadium including O'Connell St will close before full-time and remain closed for around an hour after the game or until crowds have cleared.

Route 549 bus services will 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

A dedicated accessible shuttle bus will run between Parramatta Interchange and the Stadium for event patrons with mobility impairments or accessibility requirements.

Shuttle buses start running two hours before the start of the game and return services will run for up to two hours after full-time.

Services pick up from Argyle St just after Church St outside Parramatta Westfield and 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.

The closest wharf stop to Bankwest Stadium is Parramatta Wharf. The stadium is approximately a 15 minute walk (1.2km) from Parramatta wharf.

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.

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. 

Sections of O’Connell St, Ross St and Victoria Rd around the stadium will 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.

Traffic changes for Parramatta Light Rail construction may affect how you travel through Parramatta CBD. For more information visit Parramatta Light Rail.

For the latest traffic information 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 may 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 Shuttle Bus

A dedicated accessible shuttle bus will run between Parramatta Interchange and the Stadium for event patrons with mobility impairments or accessibility requirements.

Shuttle buses start running two hours before the start of the game and return services will run for up to two hours after full-time.

Services pick up from Argyle St just after Church St outside Parramatta Westfield and 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).