NRL: Knights v Broncos
McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow
- Gates open
Important travel advice
Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and consider all the available travel options.
Trains run regularly to Broadmeadow on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line, the stadium is a short walk from the station. Free shuttle buses will also run from Newcastle CBD, Charlestown/Belmont, Glendale, Wallsend and Mayfield to McDonald Jones Stadium before and after the game.
Remember, it’s mandatory to wear a face mask on public transport and you'll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment card/device. Register your details online at Opal or via the app ahead of time.
If you’re driving, travel with your group and use nearby local parking or pre-book your parking at the stadium via Ticketmaster. Allow extra travel time as traffic will be heavier than usual, you can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.
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.
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 trains toward Broadmeadow on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line.
Please note, from 10pm until 1:30am, buses replace Metro services between Tallawong and Chatswood.
The closest station to McDonald Jones Stadium is Broadmeadow on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line. From the station, the stadium is approximately a 15-20 minute walk away (1.5km). Trains to Broadmeadow run approximately every hour in both directions.
Weeknight trackwork is taking place on Thursday 19 May on the following lines and may affect how you travel to 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.
- T3 Bankstown Line: From 10pm until 2am, buses replace trains between Bankstown and Sydenham. Trains run between Liverpool or Lidcombe and Bankstown, some to a changed timetable.
- 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, making extra stops at St Peters and Erskineville.
- Hunter Line: Buses replace the following trains between Maitland and Muswellbrook:
- 08:14am Newcastle Interchange to Muswellbrook
- 10:09am Muswellbrook to Newcastle Interchange
Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. For the latest information, check travel alerts and trackwork or use the Trip Planner.
Event shuttle buses
Free event buses will be running to help you get to and from the game.
Services will start running to the stadium from around 5:50pm. Return services will run for around an hour after full-time.
The event bus service will run from the following locations approximately every 15 minutes from 5:50pm:
- Newcastle CBD: Stops at Queens Wharf, King Street at Bolton Street, Civic Park, Marketown and Tudor Street at Beaumont Street.
- Charlestown/Belmont: Stops at Charlestown Square and Westfield Kotara. Two services will start from Belmont on the Pacific Highway at Macquarie Street, also stopping on Pacific Highway at Groves Road.
- Glendale: Stops at Stockland Glendale, Cardiff Station and Lookout Road at McCaffrey Drive.
- Wallsend: Stops at Wallsend Village, Newcastle Road at Blue Gum Road and Newcastle Road at Dent Street.
- Mayfield: Stops at Wests Mayfield, Mayfield shops, Waratah Station and Waratah Village
Check Newcastle Transport – Stadium Shuttle for more information on stops and routes.
The closest bus stops to McDonald Jones Stadium are on Turton Road and Lambton Road. Regular routes 13, 23, 25, 26 and 27 run towards the stadium. Check Newcastle Transport for more bus network information.
Ferries run between Stockton and Queens Wharf approximately every 20 minutes. At Queens Wharf change for a light rail service to Newcastle Interchange to connect with train services to Broadmeadow. Alternatively, from King Street near Perkins Street, you can catch a route 13 bus to Lambton Road which is a short walk from the stadium.
Newcastle Light Rail services run from 5am to 1am daily between Newcastle Interchange in Wickham and Pacific Park in Newcastle East. With six convenient stops, it’s easy to get around Newcastle’s city centre and connect with train, bus and ferry services.
Catch a light rail service to Newcastle Interchange and change for a train to Broadmeadow where the stadium is within short walking distance.
Traffic may be heavier than usual on roads approaching the stadium including Turton Road and Griffiths Road as fans travel to and from the game.
For passenger drop offs use the allocated 10 minute loading zone in the McDonald Jones Stadium car park. Entry is via the driveway off Turton Road.
The nearest taxi rank to the stadium is located on Young Road, Broadmeadow. Taxis can be accessed after the event by following the signs to Young Road.
For details of taxi networks servicing the area, visit Transport Operators.
Pre-paid parking - parking on game days and major events is available only for vehicles with a pre-paid parking ticket. Pre-paid parking tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster online, by phone or by visiting Ticketmaster box office at McDonald Jones Stadium. Visit Ticketmaster - McDonald Jones Stadium.
Disabled parking areas have been designated in close proximity to each of McDonald Jones Stadiums accessible entries. To purchase a Mobility parking please phone Ticketmaster on 136 100 or visit the Ticketmaster box office at McDonald Jones Stadium.
Drop off zone: motorists may drop off patrons in the stadium's car park in the allocated 10 minute loading zone accessible via either driveway off Turton Road.
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).