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A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC

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CommBank Stadium, Parramatta

Gates Open
18:15
Kick-Off
19:45
Full Time
21:30

Important travel advice

With thousands of supporters expected to cheer on their team in the Sydney Derby clash, fans are encouraged to plan their trip and consider all the available travel options ahead of time.

Match tickets include travel on trainsTrains 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.

Traffic will be heavier than usual approaching the precinct so allow extra travel time. Roads around the stadium will close at the end of the game to allow crowds to safely leave the precinct so be patient leaving car parks as traffic will be heavy and follow the directions of traffic controllers and Police. If you’re travelling home by taxi or ride share choose a pick up location away from the stadium to avoid traffic delays. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com

Keep in mind if you’re catching buses home after the game that stops outside the stadium will be closed so buses will be using different stops nearby, check signs and follow directions of staff.

Match ticket entitlements

Valid pre-purchased tickets to 2022 Wanderers season home games at CommBank Stadium include travel 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.

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 train services to Strathfield then 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, which is within walking distance of the stadium. Trains run regularly to Parramatta on weekends.

The stadium is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from the station. Exit via Darcy Street then continue 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 (pdf 3.9MB) for more details.

Trackwork on the T1 North Shore Line, T3 Bankstown Line and T2 Inner West Line may affect your trip, plan ahead using the Trip Planner.

Trackwork

Weekend trackwork is taking place from 2am Saturday 11 February until 2am Monday 13 February on the following lines and may affect how you travel to and from the event. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner:

  • T1 North Shore: Buses replace trains between Gordon and Wynyard. Trains run between Hornsby and Gordon, some to a changed timetable.
  • T1 Western Line: Penrith trains make extra stops at Flemington, Homebush and Burwood. Richmond trains run between Richmond and Leppington only.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Buses replace the all-stations Homebush trains between Strathfield and Central. Trains run to a changed timetable between Leppington and Olympic Park, every 30 minutes and do not stop at Ashfield. From 11.30pm Saturday to 6am Sunday buses also replace trains between Merrylands and Strathfield.
  • T3 Bankstown Line: Buses replace trains between Lidcombe and Bankstown.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: From 6.30am to 12.15pm, some trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern.
  • T8 Airport & Southern Line: From 9am to 3pm, buses replace the all-stations trains between Wolli Creek and Revesby.
  • T9 Northern Line: Trains run to a changed timetable between Berowra or Hornsby and Central
  • Blue Mountains Line: Trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Strathfield and Central
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: From 6am to 11am, at Cowan, trains towards Central leave from platform 2, not platform
  • South Coast Line: from 6.30am to 12.15pm, some trains make extra stops between Sutherland and Hurstville.

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.

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 (pdf 3.9MB) 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 St, Ross St and Victoria Rd will close prior to full-time for up to an hour between 9.30pm and 10.30pm to allow crowds to leave the precinct safely.

The following bus stops will be closed and routes 549, 550, 600, 601 and 606 will be diverting while the road closures are in place at the end of the game. Passengers can walk to nearby alternative stops, see our road closure and transport map (pdf 672KB) for more details:

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

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

The F3 Parramatta River Ferry service will not run between Rydalmere Wharf and Parramatta Wharf, from Thursday 2 February to Thursday 30 March 2023, while construction is undertaken by City of Parramatta on the Alfred Street Bridge pedestrian link across the river.

A replacement bus service Route 60F3 will run between Parramatta Wharf and Rydalmere Wharf. The stadium is approximately 15 minutes’ walk (1.2km) from Parramatta wharf. See more info in the transport news story.

Sydney Ferries services are very popular and may reach capacity. 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.

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 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 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 as car parks in the area are expected to be in high demand. Traffic will be heavier than usual on roads approaching the stadium including Parramatta Rd, Church St, Victoria Rd, James Ruse Dr and Pennant Hills Rd. 

Road closures

Roads outside the stadium will close prior to full-time for up to an hour between 9.30pm and 10.30pm to allow crowds to safely leave the venue. Roads will re-open once crowds have cleared the area. 

  • O’Connell St from Grose St to George St
  • Ross St from O’Connell St to Trott St
  • Victoria Rd from O’Connell St to Villiers St

While closures are in place motorists are encouraged to avoid driving through Parramatta CBD and detour around the closures via Grose St, Brickfield St, Victoria Rd and Wilde Ave in both directions. See our road closure and transport map (pdf 647KB) (pdf 672KB) for more details.

Roads on approach to the stadium may be temporarily closed as crowds make their way to the game. 

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 may affect how you travel through Parramatta CBD. For more information visit Parramatta Light Rail.

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 to avoid traffic delays.

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

Parramatta car parks

Fans driving to the game should allow plenty of extra travel time as parking is expected to be in high demand. 

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.

Transport Park&Ride car parks

Transport Park&Ride provides up to 18 hours free parking each day. If you have a ticket to an event that includes free Park&Ride parking, use the intercom button at the exit gate to speak with the operator. If you use a Transport Connect account to access Park&Ride, the boom gate will automatically open as you leave the car park so you’ll need to request a refund in your account. For Park&Ride locations and more information on how it works, go to Transport Park&Ride.

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).