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FC Barcelona v A-League All Stars

Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park

Gates open
18:15
On field warm ups commence
19:15
Kick-off
20:05
Full time
22:00

Important travel advice

Fans are encouraged to plan their trip and consider all the available travel options ahead of time. Travel on public transport to and from Olympic Park is included in your ticket to the game.

Express and limited-stop trains to Olympic Park will run regularly from Central and Western Line stations to get you to game, with frequent return services running after the match to get you home. From Olympic Park station, the stadium is a short 10-minute walk away.

Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses (pdf 876KB) will run on all nine routes to Olympic Park frequently from around 4pm.

Remember, it’s mandatory to wear a face mask on public transport.

If you’re driving travel with your group and make sure to pre-booking your parking online,available until 11:59pm the night before the event as spaces will fill quickly on the night.

Traffic will be heavier than usual on roads approaching the precinct during the busy evening peak so allow extra travel time. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.

Valid pre-purchased tickets to the Barcelona FC v A-League All Stars match on Wednesday 25 May includes travel to and from Sydney Olympic Park on the following transport services, just show your event ticket to transport staff when boarding:

  • Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)
  • Sydney Buses
  • Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses
  • Sydney Metro North West services
  • Sydney and Newcastle Light Rail services
  • Sydney and Newcastle Ferries

Remember to keep your event ticket safe for your return journey or you'll need to use your Opal card or contactless payment method, as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport. Your match ticket is valid on the modes of public transport listed above until 4am the following day.

Note: an additional train station access fee applies for travel to or from Domestic and International Airport stations. The access fee is not covered by your event ticket travel entitlements.

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.

Please note, from 10pm until 1:30am, buses replace Metro services between Tallawong and Chatswood.

Connect with a Route 5A or 5B Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses, which make stops at Tallawong, Rouse Hill, Norwest, Castle Hill and Bella Vista Metro stations. From Macquarie Park connect with Route 1B major event buses.

From Macquarie Park connect with Route 1B major event buses.

Alternatively, change at Epping for trains towards Strathfield to connect with express services Olympic Park.

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

The closest station to Accor Stadium is Olympic Park. From the station, it’s a short 10-minute walk via Olympic Boulevarde to the stadium.

Express trains and regular services to Lidcombe will run frequently before and after the match to get you there and home again.

Getting there

  • From Central: Express trains will run from Central to Olympic Park every 10 minutes from 4:40pm, stopping at Redfern, Strathfield then Olympic Park.
  • From Lidcombe: Regular shuttle trains will leave from Platform Zero direct to Olympic Park every 10 minutes.
  • From Western Stations: Additional trains stopping all stations to Seven Hills, then Westmead, Parramatta, Granville then Olympic Park:
    • Leaving Blacktown at 5:46pm
    • Leaving Schofields at 6pm and 6:29pm
    • Leaving Penrith at 6:42pm
  • From Epping: Additional trains to Olympic Park will leave Epping at 6:24pm, 6:44pm and 6:58pm, stopping all stations to Olympic Park via Homebush.
  • From Liverpool: Additional service to Olympic Park will leave at 6:24pm, stopping all stations to Granville, Lidcombe then Olympic Park.
  • From Campbelltown: Additional service to Olympic Park will leave at 6:43pm, stopping all stations to Glenfield, Liverpool then Olympic Park.
  • From Gosford: An express train will leave Gosford at 6pm, stopping at Woy Woy, Berowra, Hornsby, Epping then Olympic Park.
  • Blue Mountains Line: Services will make an additional stop at Lidcombe between 5pm and 8pm.

Getting home

  • Towards Central: Express services to Central will leave Olympic Park every 5 minutes from 9.30pm until 12.30am.
  • Towards Penrith: Limited-stop services to Blacktown will leave Olympic Park every 7-8 minutes from 9:30pm until 12:30am, stopping at Lidcombe, Granville, Parramatta, Westmead, Seven Hills and Blacktown. Services will extend all stations to Schofields or Penrith every 15 to 30 minutes.
  • From Lidcombe:
    • Additional services to Leppington via Granville will leave at 10:53pm and 11:23pm
    • Additional services stopping all stations to the City Circle will leave at 10:56pm and 11:26pm
  • Blue Mountains Line: Services will make an additional stop at Lidcombe between 10pm and 1am.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: The 10:48pm and 11:48pm Central to Newcastle Interchange services will have increased capacity.
  • South Coast Line: The 11:23pm Central to Kiama service will have increased capacity.

Trackwork

Weeknight trackwork is taking place on Wednesday 25 May and may affect how you travel to and from the event. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner:

  • Metro North West Line: From 10pm until 1:30am, buses replace Metro services between Tallawong and Chatswood.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: From 9.40pm until 2am, buses replace trains between Central and Bondi Junction.
  • Trains run to a changed timetable between Cronulla or Waterfall and the City Circle.
  • T5 Cumberland Line: F rom 11.50pm until 1.30am, some trains run to a changed timetable between Richmond and Granville, and between Granville and Leppington only. Some trains start and end at Olympic Park or Homebush .
  • Blue Mountains Line: From 11pm until 2am, buses replace trains between Lithgow and Katoomba.
  • Hunter Line: Buses replace trains between Scone and Maitland. Buses also replace some trains between Telarah and Maitland. Trains between Dungog, Maitland and Newcastle Interchange run to a changed timetable and reduced frequency. From 6.30pm until 4.30am, buses replace trains between Scone, Dungog and Newcastle Interchange.

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. Check travel alerts and trackwork for the latest information or use the Trip Planner.

Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses will run on all nine routes from the Northern Beaches, Inner West, Sutherland Shire, North Western Suburbs, Hills District and Southern Suburbs for the FC Barcelona v A-League All Stars match.

Service times:

  • To Olympic Park: Services will start running every 5 to 15 minutes between 4.15pm and 5pm, depending on the route. Buses begin arriving into the precinct from around 6pm until 8pm ahead of kick off.
  • From Olympic Park: Services will leave Olympic Park every 5 minutes after full-time, with the last bus on each route leaving the precinct by 11pm.

Routes 1A, 1B, 2 and 4 drop off and pick up from the Aquatic Terminal on Olympic Boulevarde near Herb Elliott Avenue.

Routes 5A, 5B, 6, 7 and 8 drop off and pick up from the Plaza Terminal on Olympic Boulevarde near Kevin Coombs Avenue, opposite Qudos Bank Arena.

Plan your trip using the Trip Planner to find your stop.

You can also see all of the routes in the Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Bus route map (pdf 876KB) or the Major Event Buses Interactive Map.

Major Event Bus routes

Route  To Sydney Olympic Park and return
1A Warriewood, Narrabeen, Collaroy, Dee Why, Beacon Hill, Forestville, Roseville, Chatswood West, North Ryde and Top Ryde
1B Warriewood, Mona Vale, Terrey Hills, St Ives, West Pymble, Macquarie Park & Top Ryde
2 Glebe, Rozelle, Drummoyne, Hunters Hill, Gladesville and Top Ryde
4 Maroubra, Eastgardens, Mascot, Brighton-Le-Sands, Bexley, Campsie and Strathfield South
5A Hills Showground, Castle Hill, Baulkhams Hills and Northmead
5B Tallawong, Rouse Hill, Bella Vista, Norwest, Baulkham Hills and Northmead
6 Woronora, Menai, Bangor, Padstow, Bankstown, Yagoona and Chullora
7 Cronulla, Miranda, Sylvania, Hurstville and Greenacre
8 Dural, Cherrybrrook, Carlingford, Pennant Hills, Telopea and Ermington

Search your bus route number at routes and timetables for full timetable details and stop locations. Please note service times will be affected by traffic conditions on the day. For real-time bus service disruptions check travel alerts.

Note: Wheelchair accessible buses will travel on each route, you can also see accessible services in the Trip Planner identified by the wheelchair icon.

 

Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Bus route map
Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Bus route map

The following Sydney buses services run to Olympic Park:

  • Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Strathfield via Sydney Olympic Park
  • Route 526 runs from Burwood to Rhodes via Sydney Olympic Park Wharf
  • Route 533 runs from Sydney Olympic Park to Chatswood via Rhodes & North Ryde

Bus diversions

Route 525 and 526 services will be diverting due to road closures within Sydney Olympic Park. Stops on Dawn Fraser Avenue will be missed. Catch services from stops on Park Street at Olympic Park train station or Edwin Flack Avenue and check signs at stops for details.

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

The closest wharf to Accor Stadium is Sydney Olympic Park wharf. There is a connecting 526 bus to the venue or alternatively it is approximately a 40 minute walk (3.6km) from the wharf.

F3 Parramatta River services run regularly to Olympic Park but services are popular, so allow extra travel time and consider the alternative public transport options available.

The last ferry towards the city leaves Olympic Park Wharf at 10.38pm.

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

L1 Dulwich Hill Line

L1 Dulwich Hill line light rail services run every 15 minutes between Central Grand Concourse and Dulwich Hill from 6am to 11pm daily, and until midnight on Fridays. Allow extra time and plan ahead using the Trip Planner.

Change at Central for express trains to Olympic Park running regularly from 4:40pm.

L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford Lines

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 Juniors Kingsford via Central Station (Chalmers Street). Services run regularly, plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Change at Central for express trains to Olympic Park running regularly from 4:40pm.

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 heavier than usual on roads approaching Sydney Olympic Park including the M4, Parramatta Road, Homebush Bay Drive and Concord Road as crowds travel to and from the game during the evening peak.

Ticketholders are urged to pre-book parking to avoid disappointment as spaces are expected to fill quickly and casual parking will be limited.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority will close local roads within the precinct from as early as 1am to accommodate increased public transport services and ensure pedestrian safety during events. Roads will re-open when safe to do so. For road closure details, visit Sydney Olympic Park Authority and check out the interactive map.

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

The nearest taxi rank is on Herb Elliott Avenue near the Pullman Hotel.

For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area, visit Transport Operators.

Olympic Park car parks

Ticketholders are urged to pre-book parking to avoid disappointment as spaces are expected to fill quickly and casual parking will be limited.

If you have to drive, plan ahead and pre-book your parking ticket at Sydney Olympic Park Prebook to guarantee yourself a space. Online pre-booking is available until 11:59pm the night before the event.

If you haven’t booked, follow the variable message signs within Sydney Olympic Park to the best available casual parking. For more information visit parking at Sydney Olympic Park.

Train station commuter parking

A number of key train stations have large commuter car parks, so consider parking at a station near you then catching one of the extra trains to Olympic Park.

Stations with large car parks on the western line where you can change for a frequent direct train to Olympic Park include:

  • T1 Western Line: Seven Hills, Blacktown, Rooty Hill, St Marys and Penrith

Stations with large car parks on other train lines that require one interchange by train to get to Olympic Park include:

  • T1 North Shore & T9 Northern Line: Gordon, Thornleigh and Concord West
  • T2 Airport, Inner West & South Line: Padstow, Revesby, Fairfield, Warwick Farm, Glenfield, Holsworthy, Macarthur, Campbelltown and Leumeah
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: Sutherland and Kogarah

Transport Park&Ride car parks

Transport Park&Ride provides up to 18 hours free parking each day. All you have to do is complete a public transport journey. For locations of Park&Ride car parks and more information on how it works, see Transport Park&Ride.

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).