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A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers v Western United

Wanderers fans Bankwest Stadium

Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta

Gates open
18:10
Start
19:10
Finish
21:05

Important travel advice

Fans are encouraged to plan their trip and consider all the available travel options ahead of time.

Drive with your group and use the nearby car parks in Parramatta CBD within walking distance of Bankwest Stadium. Allow extra travel time as traffic will be heavy. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.

When catching public transport, plan ahead and allow extra time. Trains run regularly to Parramatta Station which is a 15 minute walk from the stadium. Buses also run regularly to the interchange at Parramatta Station and some services make stops outside the stadium on O’Connell St. 

Planned weekend trackwork is taking place on the T1 Western and T2 Inner West & Leppington Line with buses replacing trains between Lidcombe and Strathfield during the event. Allow extra time as you may need to change for another train or a rail replacement bus. Plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

It’s mandatory to wear a face mask when travelling on services in Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong areas from 5pm Thursday 6 May until 12.01am Monday 10 May. You can also check real-time capacity indicators when planning your trip or boarding services. Remember you'll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment card/device when travelling to and from the event on public transport. Register your details via the Opal website or app ahead of time.

Roads around the stadium may close at the end of the game to allow crowds to safely leave the precinct so be patient and follow the directions of traffic controllers and Police. If you’re travelling home by taxi or ride share choose a pick up location away from the stadium. Keep in mind if you’re catching buses home after the game that buses will use different stops nearby if road closures are in place so check signs at stops.

Additional measures and staff will be in place around transport hubs and the stadium to safely manage crowds arriving and leaving the event so please be patient, practise physical distancing while in queues and follow the directions of staff on site.

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 to connect with train services to Strathfield then Parramatta.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service 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 run 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 route map (pdf 1.6MB) for more details.

Planned weekend trackwork is taking place on the T1 Western and T2 Inner West & Leppington Line with buses replacing trains between Lidcombe and Strathfield during the event. Attendees travelling on these lines should allow extra time as you may need to change for another train or a rail replacement bus. Plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service capacity information.

Trackwork

From 2am Saturday 8 May until 2am Monday 10 May trackwork is taking place on the following lines:

  • T1 North Shore Line: From 10.30pm Satuday until 3.30am Sunday trains run to a changed timetable between Berowra and Hornsby. Central Coast & Newcastle Line trains are replaced by buses between Central and Wyong.
  • T1 Western Line: Buses replace trains between Lidcombe and Strathfield. Trains run to a changed timetable - Check trackwork travel alerts for more detailed information 
  • T2 Inner West & South Line: Buses replace trains between Lidcombe and Strathfield. Trains run to a changed timetable - Check trackwork travel alerts for more detailed information 
  • T3 Bankstown Line: Some trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern, with extra trains running between Lidcombe and Lindfield via Sydenham.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line South Coast Line: Daily from 5.30am until 11am, trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern. Some trains start or end at Hurstville or Sutherland. You may need to change trains to continue your journey. 
  • T5 Cumberland Line: Extra trains run between Richmond and Leppington.
  • T7 Olympic Park Line: Trains run to a changed timetable between Olympic Park and Lidcombe, then continue to Penrith or Leppington. If you are travelling to the City change at Lidcombe for trains via the T3 Bankstown Line. Buses replace all trains between Lidcombe and Strathfield.
  • T9 Northern Line: Extra trains run between Rhodes and the City Circle. On Saturday, from 7.30pm until 3.30am, buses replace trains between Hornsby and Epping.
  • Blue Mountains Line: Buses replace trains between Blacktown and Central. Trains from Blacktown towards Blue Mountains Line stations leave 30 minutes later than normal. Some trains between Bathurst and Lithgow also run to a changed timetable.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: On Saturday From 6pm until 3.30am, buses replace trains from Central to Wyong. From 7pm until 3.30am, buses replace trains from Wyong to Central.
  • Hunter Line: On Saturday, from 6pm until 3.45am, buses replace trains between Telarah and Newcastle Interchange.
  • South Coast Line: Daily from 5.30am until 11am, some trains run to a changed timetable and make extra stops between Sutherland and Hurstville. On Saturday from 11.30am until 1pm, trains to the City make an extra stop at Mortdale.

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. For train service disruption information, check trackwork and travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

A number of buses 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 through Prince Alfred Square to get to the stadium on O'Connell St. See the Bankwest Stadium transport and walking map (pdf 647KB) for more details.

Alternatively buses leave regularly from Stand A4 at Parramatta Interchange and make stops on O’Connell Street outside the stadium, these routes include 600, 601, 603, 604, 606 and 706. All bus services are accessible.

The free Parramatta CBD shuttle bus (Route 900) runs regularly from 8am to 4pm on Saturdays. Shuttle buses run in a loop of Parramatta CBD making stops near the stadium on O’Connell St. This service is limited and will be busy so consider walking to the stadium instead. See the Shuttle Bus Map for stop location details.

Roads outside the stadium including sections of O’Connell St, Ross St and Victoria Rd may close prior to full time to allow crowds to leave the precinct safely. Some stops outside the stadium may close and routes 549, 550, 600, 601 and 606 may be diverting if the road closures go into effect.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service capacity information.

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

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 early. 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.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service 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). Services run every 10 to 15 minutes.

Change at Central to connect with T1 Western Line trains to Parramatta.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service 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 be in high demand. Traffic will be heavier than usual on roads approaching the stadium including Parramatta Rd, Church St, Victoria Rd, James Ruse Dr and Pennant Hills Rd.

Roads may close prior to full-time to allow crowds to safely leave the area including sections of O’Connell St, Victoria Rd and Ross St. Roads will re-open once crowds have cleared the area. 

While closures are in place motorists are encouraged to avoid driving through Parramatta CBD and detour around the closures via Grose St, Brickfield St, Victoria Rd and Wilde Ave in both directions. See our road closure and transport map (pdf 647KB) for more details.

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

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.

An exclusion zone may be in effect on sections of O’Connell St, Victoria Rd and Ross St for pick-ups after the game. Sections of these roads may close to allow crowds to safely leave the stadium. If you’re booking a rideshare choose a location away from the stadium to avoid traffic delays.

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 Transport operators.

Fans driving to the game should allow plenty of extra travel time as parking is expected to be in high demand.

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

  • Justice Precinct Car Park, Hunter Street
  • Eat Street Car Park, George Street
  • City Centre Car Park, George Street

Visit City of Parramatta - Parking for more information.

Event attendees with mobility impairments or accessibility requirements can catch one of the regular route bus services that leave from bus stand A4 at Parramatta Interchange and make stops on O’Connell Street outside the stadium including routes 600, 601, 603, 604, 606 and 706.

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).