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Brad Paisley concert

Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park

External Doors Open
18:00
Internal Doors Open
18:30
Support Act
19:15
Main Act
21:00
Finish
22:40

Important travel advice

Ticketholders 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 venue is a short walk from the station.

Remember, 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 pre-book your parking online, 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.

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 trains towards Strathfield then Olympic Park.

From Monday 3 to Friday 7 October Metro North West services run between Tallawong and North Ryde only due to rail upgrade works. Replacement buses run between Macquarie University and Chatswood. See the trackwork news story for more info. For replacement bus routes see the service alert.

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

The closest station to Qudos Bank Arena 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 12:30am. 

To help you get to concert, the following additional trains will run:

  • Leaving Blacktown at 5:36pm, stopping Parramatta, Lidcombe then Olympic Park.
  • Leaving Schofields at 5:58pm, stopping Blacktown, Parramatta, Lidcombe then Olympic Park.

Trackwork

Trackwork is taking place on Wednesday 5 October and may affect how you travel to and from the event. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner:

  • Metro North West Line: From 2am Monday 3 October to 2am Saturday 8 October Metro services run between Tallawong and North Ryde only. Buses run between Macquarie University and Chatswood – change at Macquarie University for replacement buses to Chatswood or remain on the metro for Macquarie Park and North Ryde. More info here.
  • City Circle Line: From 9:40pm until 1:30am, trains run in one direction only, from Central first stop Town Hall. Some trains may start or end at Central, run to a changed timetable or leave from different platforms. You may need to change trains to continue your journey. The light rail runs in both directions between Circular Quay, Wynyard, Town Hall and Central.
  • T1 North Shore Line: From 2am Monday 3 October to 10.30pm Friday 7 October buses replace trains between Gordon and North Sydney. Trains run to a changed timetable between Berowra and Gordon and between North Sydney and the City, continuing towards Penrith, Richmond and Hornsby. More info here.
  • T1 Western Line: Trains run to a changed timetable between Penrith or Richmond and North Sydney only. From 11pm until 1:30am, most trains make extra stops at Homebush and Burwood.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Some trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern. Each morning and afternoon some trains run between Leppington and the City via Regents Park. Extra trains run between Liverpool and the City via Regents Park. From 11pm until 1:30am, buses replace Homebush trains between Strathfield and Ashfield. Trains run between Ashfield and the City Circle, some to a changed timetable. Leppington trains make an extra stop at Homebush but will not stop at Ashfield.
  • T3 Bankstown Line: Buses replace trains between Lidcombe and Sydenham. Trains run between Liverpool and the City via Regents Park, stopping all stations to Lidcombe, then limited stops to the City Circle. Trains also run between Sydenham and the City Circle, stopping at St Peters and Erskineville.
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Each morning and afternoon extra trains run between Revesby and the City via Sydenham. From 9:40pm until 1:30am, trains start and end at Central. You may need to change trains at Central to continue your journey.
  • T9 Northern Line: Trains run to a changed timetable between Hornsby and Central or North Sydney only.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: Trains that run via the T1 North Shore Line will run between Central Coast & Newcastle Line stations and Hornsby only. Change trains at Hornsby to continue your journey.
  • Hunter Line: From 4am, buses replace trains between Scone and Maitland. Buses also replace some trains between Telarah and Maitland. Trains between Dungog, Maitland and Newcastle Interchange may run to a changed timetable. From 7:20pm, buses replace trains between Scone, Dungog and Newcastle Interchange. Buses also replace the 6:01pm Maitland to Dungog service.

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 trackwork and travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

The following Sydney bus 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

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

The closest wharf to Qudos Bank Arena 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.

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. Use the Trip Planner to plan your trip.

Change at Central for trains to Lidcombe to connect with shuttle trains to 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 Lidcombe to connect with shuttle trains to Olympic Park.

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 may be heavier than usual on roads approaching Sydney Olympic Park including the M4, Parramatta Road, Homebush Bay Drive and Concord Road as attendees travel to and from the show.

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

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

Taxis are available on Herb Elliott Avenue near the Pullman Hotel.

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

Visit Sydney Olympic Park Prebook to pre-book your parking ticket and guarantee yourself a space, 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).