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NRL: Bulldogs v Rabbitohs

Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta

Gates open
17:00
Kick-off
18:30
Full-time
20:15

Important travel advice

As stadiums reopen with limited capacities, fans are reminded that public transport also continues to operate at a reduced capacity to maintain physical distancing across the network.

NRL fans travelling by public transport should allow plenty of additional travel time and plan ahead by checking real-time capacity indicators where available as you may need to wait for the next service with available physical distancing capacity.

Remember to practise physical distancing when on-board transport services and to look for the ‘green dots’ to find the safest places to sit or stand on-board services. Additional measures and staff will be in place around Parramatta transport hubs to safely manage crowds arriving and leaving the game so be patient, practice physical distancing and follow the directions of staff on site.

Trains will run to a regular timetable with services to Parramatta every 10 to 15 minutes. Additional services on key route buses will also run after the game. Due to reduced capacity, queues for public transport services to get you to and from the venue may be lengthy so please allow extra time.

Fans are strongly encouraged to walk between Parramatta Interchange and Bankwest Stadium via Church St and Victoria Rd to minimise wait times for transport services. An accessible shuttle bus will operate between Parramatta Interchange and the stadium for those who require it.

If you’re driving to the game plan to arrive early as car parks in the area are expected to fill quickly.

Opal

You can use an Opal card for all modes of public transport in Sydney and surrounding regions, including metro, trains, buses, ferries and light rail.

Remember to top up your Opal card before you travel to avoid waiting in line at top-up machines. You can top up your card online or at an Opal retailer.

More ways to pay

If you have a contactless-enabled American Express, Mastercard or Visa debit or credit card, or a linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and tapping off at Opal card readers. Available on all public transport, contactless payments are another way to pay on the Opal network. Adult Opal fare pricing applies and you will receive Opal benefits, including daily and weekly fare caps.

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

Metro services start from the early morning running every 10 minutes until late. Change at Epping for trains to Parramatta.

Remember to maintain physical distancing when travelling on transport. Check real-time capacity indicators on available services when planning your trip. You may need to wait for the next service if physical distancing capacity is not available. Learn more about real-time capacity information.

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 will operate to a regular timetable running to Parramatta every 10 to 15 minutes.

The stadium is approximately 15 minutes walk from the station exiting via Darcy St then continuing on 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.

Remember to maintain physical distancing when travelling on transport. Check real-time capacity indicators on available services when planning your trip. You may need to wait for the next service if physical distancing capacity is not available. Learn more about real-time capacity information.

Trackwork

Weekend trackwork is taking place from 2am Saturday 4 July until 2am Monday 6 July on the following lines which may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • T2 Inner West and Leppington Line: Buses replace trains between Leppington and Glenfield. Trains run to a changed timetable between Macarthur and the City between Campbelltown and Central via Regents Park.
  • T5 Cumberland Line: Buses replace trains between Leppington and Glenfield. Trains run to the normal timetable between Liverpool and Schofields.
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Buses replace trains between Glenfield and Sydenham. Trains run to a changed timetable between Macarthur and the City via Granville, Campbelltown and Central via Regents Park and Turrella and the City via the Airport.

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 trackwork and travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Fans are reminded that capacity on public transport is reduced to maintain physical distancing. Check real-time capacity indicators on available services when planning your trip. Learn more about real-time capacity information. Allow plenty of extra travel time as you may need to wait for the next service if physical distancing capacity is not available.

Route buses

A number of buses run to and from Parramatta Interchange which is within a 15 minute walking distance of Bankwest Stadium. Some buses also make stops closer to the stadium including routes 549, 550, 600, 601, 603, 606, 609 and 625.

Additional services will run on key routes including 549, 550, 600, 601 and 606 after the game to help you get home.

From the interchange head down Argyle St, Church St, and take either the Riverside Walk or 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.

Note: from 5am Saturday 4 July sections of Church St will close for Parramatta Light Rail works, buses that usually use stops on Church St will use stops on O’Connell St and Victoria Rd instead.

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

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 will run from Parramatta Interchange to the stadium from 4.30pm until 6.30pm. Return services back to the interchange will run from 8pm until 9.30pm. 

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.

F3 Parramatta River ferries will not stop at Parramatta Wharf while boardwalk upgrades take place until September. Route 60F3 bus services are replacing ferries between Parramatta and Rydalmere.

From Rydalmere Wharf catch a bus to Parramatta to get within walking distance of the stadium.

Remember to maintain physical distancing when travelling on transport. Check real-time capacity indicators on available services when planning your trip. You may need to wait for the next service if physical distancing capacity is not available. Learn more about real-time capacity information.

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

L1 Dulwich Hill light rail services run between Central Station (Grand Concourse) and Dulwich Hill. L2 Randwick light rail services run between Circular Quay and Randwick via Central Station (Chalmers Street) and the L3 Kingsford line services run between Circular Quay and Kingsford via Central Station (Chalmers Street).

Change at Central to connect with T1 Western Line trains to Parramatta to get within walking distance of the stadium.

Remember to maintain physical distancing when travelling on transport. Check real-time capacity indicators on available services when planning your trip. You may need to wait for the next service if physical distancing capacity is not available. Learn more about real-time capacity information.

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

If you’re driving to the game plan to arrive early as car parks in the area are expected to fill quickly and traffic may be heavier than usual on roads approaching the stadium including Parramatta Rd, Church St, Victoria Rd, James Ruse Dr and Pennant Hills Rd as fans travel to the game.

Motorists should also exercise caution as pedestrian activity will be high on roads between Parramatta Interchange and the stadium. 

Sections of Church St between Victoria Rd and Factory St are closed for Parramatta Light Rail works so allow extra travel time if you’re driving to and from the game. Motorists should use O'Connell St instead. Other traffic changes for Parramatta Light Rail construction may affect how you travel through Parramatta CBD. For more information visit Parramatta Light Rail.

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.

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

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

Attendees who are being picked up or dropped off are encouraged to pre-plan a location away from the stadium.

Exclusion zones will be in place around Bankwest Stadium to assist with traffic flow and pedestrian safety as crowds leave the venue after the game. The exclusion zone will cover no stopping areas around the Stadium, including O’Connell Street and parts of Victoria Road and Ross Street.

Taxis, hire cars and rideshare operators will not be permitted to pick up passengers at these locations during the exclusion zone so make sure to set a pick up location away from the immediate vicinity of the stadium.

Dates and times for exclusion zone:

  • Friday 3 July – 9.30pm to 10.30pm
  • Saturday 4 July – 9.00pm to 10.00pm
  • Sunday 5 July – 8.00pm to 9.00pm

Parking in Parramatta CBD is expected to be in high demand and fill quickly for the game. If you’re driving, 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.

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 will run from Parramatta Interchange to the stadium from 4.30pm until 6.30pm. Return services back to the interchange will run from 8pm until 9.30pm. 

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).