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NRL: Eels v Bulldogs

Parra Eels Bankwest Stadium twilight

CommBank Stadium, Parramatta

Gates Open
10:45
NSW Cup Kick-Off
11:00
Women's NRL Kick-Off
13:00
NRL Kick-Off
15:00
Full Time
16:45

Important travel advice

Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and consider all the available travel options.

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 Street.

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 the available parking nearby at the Justice Precinct car park off Hunter Street, Eat Street car park off George Street and Parramatta Station car park off Wentworth Street. Make an evening of it and arrive early, there’s plenty of nearby restaurants and cafes on Church Street along the newly revitalised Eat Street.

Traffic may be heavier than usual and roads around the stadium will close at the end of the game to allow crowds to safely leave the precinct. Be patient, allow extra travel time and follow the directions of traffic controllers and Police. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.

If you’re travelling home by taxi or rideshare, choose a pickup location away from the stadium. If you’re catching a bus home, keep in mind that buses will use different stops nearby if road closures are in place so check signs at stops.

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 a train or bus service towards Parramatta.

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

The closest station to Commbank Stadium is Parramatta.

The stadium is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from the station. Exit via Darcy Street then continuing on Church Street, the Riverside Walk (non-accessible route) or through Prince Alfred Square to the stadium on O'Connell Street. See the CommBank Stadium transport and walking route map for more details.

Trackwork

Weekend trackwork is taking place from 2am Saturday 20 August until 2am Monday 22 August and may affect how you travel. Plan ahead using the Plan ahead using the Trip Planner:

  • Metro North West Line: From 11.15pm Saturday until 5.30am Sunday, due to trackwork on the T1 North Shore Line, if you are travelling to the City change at Epping, not Chatswood, for a T9 Northern Line train.
  • T1 North Shore Line: From 11.15pm Saturday until 5.30am Sunday, buses replace trains between Gordon and North Sydney or Wynyard. From stations Gordon to Chatswood, buses run to and from Wynyard. From stations Chatswood to Waverton, buses run to and from North Sydney. Trains run between Berowra and Gordon, and between North Sydney and Penrith or Hornsby via Strathfield, some to a changed timetable. On Saturday the last train from the City to Hornsby leaves Central at 11pm.
  • T1 Western Line: Richmond trains run between Richmond and Leppington. Change trains at Parramatta to continue your journey towards the City.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern between Leppington and the City via Granville and Regents Park.
  • T3 Bankstown Line: Buses replace trains between Cabramatta, Lidcombe and Sydenham. Trains run between Leppington, Liverpool and the City via Regents Park, stopping all stations to Lidcombe. Trains also run between Sydenham and the City Circle, stopping at St Peters and Erskineville. Some early morning buses extend to Liverpool.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: From 6am until 9am Saturday, trains will not stop at Wolli Creek, but make an extra stop at Arncliffe. Buses run between Wolli Creek and Sydenham, and between Wolli Creek and Arncliffe.
  • T5 Cumberland Line: Trains may run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern. Extra trains run between Richmond and Leppington.
  • T7 Olympic Park: Buses replace trains between Olympic Park and Lidcombe.
  • T8 Airport & South Line: On Saturday from 8.40am until 3pm, buses replace the all-stations trains between Wolli Creek and Revesby. Express trains continue to run but will not stop at stations between Padstow and Turrella.
  • South Coast Line: On Saturday from 6am until 9am, trains will not stop at Wolli Creek, but make extra stops at Arncliffe and Sydenham. Buses run between Wolli Creek and Sydenham, and between Wolli Creek and Arncliffe.

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 plan ahead. For the latest 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 Street, Church Street, and take either the Riverside Walk or go through Prince Alfred Square to get to the stadium on O'Connell Street. See the CommBank Stadium transport and walking map 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 546, 600, 601, 603, 604, 606 and 706. All bus services are accessible.

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

Bus Diversions

Roads outside the stadium, including sections of O’Connell Street, Ross Street and Victoria Road, will close from 4:35pm until 5:35pm to allow crowds to leave the precinct safely.

The following bus stops will be closed and routes 546, 549, 550, 600, 601 and 606 will be diverting while the road closures are in place. See our road closure and transport map for more details and alternative bus stop locations:

  • Parramatta Leagues Club, O'Connell Street will be closed – alternative stop O’Connell Street opp Harold Street (for services towards the Hills and North West)
  • Our Lady of Mercy College, O'Connell Street will be closed – alternative stop O’Connell Street at Fennell Street (for services towards Parramatta Station)
  • Victoria Road after Villiers Street will be closed – alternative stop All Saints Anglican Church, Victoria Road (for services towards Parramatta Station)
  • Victoria Road before Marist Place will be closed – alternative stop O’Connell Street opp Harold Street (for services towards the Hills, Epping and Macquarie Park)

NoteVictoria Road opp All Saints Anglican Church is open for services towards Central/Railway Square via Ryde. 

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 15 minutes' walk (1.2km) from the 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.

Please note, F3 Parramatta River ferries between Parramatta and Rydalmere may be affected by low tide and replaced by buses, check for updates here.

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. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner.

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

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 Trip Planner.

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

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.

If you’re driving to the game plan to arrive early. Traffic may be heavier than usual on roads approaching the stadium including Parramatta Road, Church Street, Victoria Road, James Ruse Drive and Pennant Hills Road.

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 will close from 4:35pm until 5:35pm to allow crowds to safely leave the venue:

  • O’Connell Street from Grose Street to George Street
  • Ross Street from O’Connell Street to Trott Street
  • Victoria Road from O’Connell Street to Villiers Street

While roads are closed motorists will be diverted via Grose Street, Brickfield Street, Victoria Road and Wilde Avenue in both directions. See our road closure and transport map 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 Street between Ross Street and Victoria Road.

Note: O’Connell Street is a no-stopping zone. 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 time 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:

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).