NRL: Rabbitohs v Panthers
Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park
- Gates Open
- NSW Cup Kick-Off
- NRL Kick-Off
- Full Time
Important travel advice
Fans are encouraged to plan their trip and consider all the available travel options ahead of time.
Trains run regularly to Olympic Park from Lidcombe, and the stadium is a short walk from the station. Match tickets include return travel on trains.
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 on buses and ferries. Register your details online at Opal or via the app ahead of time.
If you’re driving, travel with your group and pre-booking your parking online to secure a space, available until 11:59pm the night before the event.
Traffic may be heavier than usual on roads approaching the precinct so allow extra travel time. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.
Event ticket entitlements
Valid pre-purchased tickets to Rabbitohs 2022 season home games at Accor Stadium include travel to and from Sydney Olympic Park on the following transport services, just show your event ticket to Transport staff when boarding services:
- Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)
- Sydney Metro North West Line services
- Sydney and Newcastle Light Rail services
For travel on buses and ferries, you will need to use an Opal card or contactless payment method. See below for more information.
Remember to keep your event ticket safe for your return journey or you'll need to use your Opal card, as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport. Your match ticket is valid on trains 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. For travel on buses and ferries you will need to use an Opal card or contactless payment method, see below for more information.
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 for a train to Strathfield then Olympic Park.
The closest station to Accor Stadium is Olympic Park. Trains run regularly to Lidcombe where you can head to Platform Zero for a direct train to Olympic Park, running every 10 minutes until midnight.
To help you get to the match, the following additional trains will run:
- Leaving Penrith at 6:10pm: stopping all stations to Blacktown, then Seven Hills, Westmead, Parramatta, Granville, Lidcombe and Olympic Park.
- Leaving Central at 6:52pm: stopping Redfern, Strathfield and Olympic Park.
Weeknight trackwork is taking place on Thursday 18 August and may affect how you travel to and from the event. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner:
- T1 North Shore Line: From 10pm until 2.20am, buses replace Central Coast & Newcastle Line trains between Hornsby and Berowra. T1 North Shore Line trains continue to run until the last timetabled service, then buses replace all trains between Hornsby and Berowra.
- T8 Airport & South Line: From 9.30pm until 1.30am, buses replace trains between Glenfield and Sydenham. Trains run between Macarthur and Glenfield, and until 10.40pm between Turrella and the City via the Airport. From 10.40pm until 1.30am, buses also replace trains between Sydenham and Central via the Airport.
- Central Coast & Newcastle Line: From 10pm until 2.20am, buses replace trains between Gosford and Hornsby. Trains run between Newcastle Interchange and Gosford, and between Hornsby and Central, some to a changed timetable.
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 travel alerts and trackwork or use the Trip Planner.
The following Sydney buses services run to Olympic Park:
- Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Strathfield via Sydney Olympic Park.
- Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park.
- Route 533 runs from Sydney Olympic Park to Chatswood via Rhodes & North Ryde.
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.
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 your trip using the Trip Planner.
Change at Central for trains to Lidcombe then Olympic Park.
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 for trains to Lidcome then Olympic Park.
Traffic will be heavier than usual on roads approaching Sydney Olympic Park including the M4, Parramatta Road, Homebush Bay Drive and Concord Road.
Sydney Olympic Park Authority may close some local roads to accommodate increased public transport services and ensure pedestrian safety during events. For road closure details, visit Sydney Olympic Park Authority and check out the interactive map.
If you have to drive, fans are encouraged to visit Sydney Olympic Park Prebook to pre-book your parking ticket and 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.
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).