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A-League Double Header: Western Sydney Wanderers v Macarthur FC

Wanderers fans Bankwest Stadium

CommBank Stadium, Parramatta

Gates open
16:45
A-League Women Kick-off
17:05
A-League Men Kick-off
19:45
Full-time
21:30

Important travel advice

A-League fans are encouraged to plan ahead and consider all the available travel options

When catching public transport, plan ahead, allow extra time and sit or stand on the green dots. You can also check real-time capacity indicators when planning your trip or boarding services.

Trains and buses run regularly to Parramatta Station which is a 15 minute walk from the stadium. Some buses also make stops outside the stadium on O’Connell St. 

Remember it’s mandatory to wear a face mask when travelling on public transport, and you'll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment card/device when travelling to and from the event. Register your details via the Opal website or app ahead of time.

If you’re driving, travel with your group and use the available parking nearby at the Justice Precinct car park off Hunter St, Eat Street car park off George St and Parramatta Station car park off Wentworth St. Make a day of it and arrive early, there’s plenty of nearby restaurants and cafes on Church Street along the newly revitalised Eat Street open for bookings so plan ahead! Don't forget to factor in extra time for security and vaccination checks at the stadium as well.

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. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com. 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 towards 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 travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

The closest station to Commbank 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 CommBank Stadium transport and walking route map for more details.

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

Trackwork

Weekend Trackwork is taking place from 2am Saturday 11 December to 2am Monday 13 December on the following lines:

  • T1 North Shore Line: On Saturday from 6pm trains run between Lindfield and North Sydney, or Berowra and Central only. Trackwork between Central and Lidcombe may affect how you travel.
  • T1 Western Line: From 6pm Saturday trains run between Penrith and Olympic Park only. Change at Lidcombe to continue your journey. Buses run from Lidcombe to Strathfield, and Strathfield to Central, in that direction only. Limited stop and all-stations trains continue to run from the City to Lidcombe via Strathfield, in that direction only. From 2am until 6pm trains run to a changed timetable between Penrith and the City, making extra stops at Homebush, Burwood, Croydon and Ashfield. Richmond trains run between Richmond and Olympic Park
  • T2 Inner West & South Line: On Saturday from 6pm trains run between Leppington and Olympic Park only. Change at Lidcombe to continue your journey. Buses run from Lidcombe to Strathfield, and Strathfield to Central, in that direction only. Limited stop and all-stations trains continue to run from the City to Lidcombe via Strathfield, in that direction only. From 2am until 6pm, the all stations Homebush trains will not run. Leppington trains run between Leppington and Strathfield only, making an extra stop at Homebush.
  • T3 Bankstown Line: On Saturday from 6pm extra trains run between Lidcombe and the City via Sydenham, to a changed timetable and stopping pattern.
  • T7 Olympic Park Line: On Saturday from 6pm trains run to a changed timetable between Olympic Park and Lidcombe then continue to Penrith or Leppington.
  • T9 Northern Line: On Saturday from 6pm trains run between Hornsby and Ashfield only. Buses run from Strathfield and Ashfield towards Central, in that direction only. Buses run from Strathfield and Ashfield towards Central, in that direction only. Limited stop and all-stations trains continue to run from the City to Strathfield, in that direction only. From 2am until 6pm, trains run to ai changed timetable and make extra stops at Ashfield, then all stations to Redfern.
  • Blue Mountains Line: On Saturday from 6pm, trains run between Blue Mountains Line stations and Blacktown only. Buses replace trains from Strathfield to Central, in that direction only. Limited stop trains continue to run from the City to Strathfield, in that direction only.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: On Saturday from 6pm, trains run to a changed timetable via the T1 NorthShore Line. Buses replace trains from Strathfield to Central, in that direction only. Limited stop trains continue to run from the City to Strathfield, in that direction only.

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.

A number of buses run to and from Parramatta Interchange which is within a 15 minute walking distance of CommBank 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 CommBank Stadium transport and walking map (pdf 3.9MB) 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 on weekends. 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.

Diversions

Roads outside the stadium including sections of O’Connell St, Ross St and Victoria Rd may close prior to full time from 8pm for up to an hour to allow crowds to leave the precinct safely.

Bus stops outside the stadium may close and routes 549, 550, 600, 601 and 606 will be diverting during this time. See our road closure and transport map (pdf 647KB) for more details.

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

L2 Randwick light rail services run between Circular Quay and Randwick via Central Station (Chalmers Street) and L3 Kingsford line services run between Circular Quay and Kingsford via Central Station (Chalmers Street). Services run regularly, plan your trip using Trip Planner.

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

Due to light rail vehicle repairs, buses are replacing all light rail services on the L1 Dulwich Hill Line between Central Grand Concourse and Dulwich Hill until further notice. Consider using alternative transport and allow extra travel time. For more information and replacement bus stop locations, see the Transport news story.

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.

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.

Road closures

The following roads outside the stadium may be closed prior to full-time for up to an hour to allow crowds to safely leave the venue.

  • O’Connell St from Grose St to George St
  • Ross St from O’Connell St to Trott St
  • Victoria Rd from O’Connell St to Villiers St

While roads are closed motorists will be diverted 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.

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.

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 as parking is expected to be in high demand. Make a night of it and arrive early to secure a space.

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

  • Eat Street Car Park, entry via George Street
  • Justice Precinct Car Park, entry via Hunter Street
  • Parramatta Station Car Park, entry via Wentworth Street
  • Parramatta Leagues Club, O’Connell Street at Eels Place: Note pricing for the car park is dependent on if you are a Leagues Club Member (not a Football Club Member). Visit Parra Leagues Club for more info.
  • Please note the City Centre car park off Horwood Place closed on 30 September 2021.

Visit City of Parramatta - Parking for more information on available parking locations and current promotions.

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).