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Red Hot Chili Peppers with Post Malone - Thursday concert

Ariel view of Stadium Australia

Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park

Gates open
17:30
Post Malone
19:15
Red Hot Chili Peppers (approx)
20:45
Finish (approx)
22:45

Important travel advice

With thousands of fans expected ticketholders are urged to plan their trip and consider all the available travel options ahead of time. Tickets to the concert on Thursday include travel on all public transport.

Express and limited-stop trains to Olympic Park will run regularly from Central and Western Line stations to get you to the concert, with frequent return services running after the concert to get you home. From Olympic Park station, the stadium is a short 10-minute walk away.

Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses (pdf 210KB) will run on all nine routes to Olympic Park frequently from around 3.15pm, depending on the route. Frequent return services will run after the show.

Avoid the delays and aim to arrive early, there’s plenty of venues in the precinct to enjoy prior to the show. 

If you have to drive, you’ll need to pre-book parking ahead of time to secure a space as car parks in the precinct will fill quickly. Pre-book online at Sydney Olympic Park – Parking, available until 11:59pm the night before the event. Alternatively, consider parking at a nearby station commuter carpark and continuing your trip by train or bus to Olympic Park.

Traffic will 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.

After the show, avoid the queues for transport services and wait times leaving car parks by enjoying local venues that will remain open in the precinct.

Event ticket entitlements

Valid pre-purchased tickets to the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at Accor Stadium on Thursday 2 February 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 metropolitan and outer metropolitan buses
  • Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses
  • Sydney Metro North West services.
  • Sydney and Newcastle Light Rail services
  • Sydney and Newcastle Ferries

Remember to keep your event ticket safe for your return journey or you'll need to use your Opal card or contactless payment method, as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport. Your event ticket is valid on the modes of public transport listed above 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.

Sydney Metro services are high-frequency, driverless trains running between Tallawong Station and Chatswood Station. Change at Epping for a train service towards Olympic Park.

Metro services start from the early morning running every 10 minutes until late.

Connect with a Route 5A or 5B Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses (pdf 210KB), which make stops at Tallawong, Rouse Hill, Norwest, Castle Hill and Bella Vista Metro stations. From Macquarie Park connect with Route 1B major event buses.

Alternatively, change at Epping for trains towards Strathfield to connect with express services to Olympic Park.

Commuter parking

Consider utilising existing commuter carparks at Metro North West stations and connecting with Major Event Buses Route 5A or 5B to Olympic Park.

Large commuter carparks are located at the following stations.

  • Tallawong – 1000 spaces
  • Bella Vista – 800 spaces
  • Hills Showground – 600 spaces
  • Cherrybrook – 400 spaces
  • Kellyville – 1360 spaces

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

The closest station to Accor Stadium is Olympic Park. Additional services will run to help get you there and home again.

Getting There

Additional express and limited-stop services to Olympic Park will run from the following stations:

  • From Central: express services will run approximately every 10 minutes from 5pm, stopping at Redfern, Strathfield then Olympic Park.
  • From Strathfield: express trains will run from Strathfield to Olympic Park every 30 minutes from 4.50pm to 7.50pm.
  • From Campbelltown: additional trains will leave at 5.51pm and 6.44pm, stopping all stations to Granville, then Auburn and Olympic Park
  • From Liverpool: an additional train will leave at 6.09pm stopping all stations to Granville, then Auburn and Olympic Park
  • From Epping: additional trains will leave at 6.13pm, 6.44pm and 6.57pm stopping all stations to Strathfield then change for Olympic Park services.
  • From Blacktown: an additional train will leave at 5.49pm stopping at Seven Hills then all stations to Granville, Clyde, Auburn and Olympic Park.
  • From Schofields: additional trains will leave at 6pm and 6.29pm stopping Seven Hills then all stations to Granville, Clyde, Auburn and Olympic Park
  • From Penrith: an additional limited stop train will leave at 6.11pm stopping all stations to Seven Hills, Westmead, Parramatta, Granville, Auburn and Olympic Park
  • Trains also run regularly to Lidcombe where you can head to Platform Zero for a direct train to Olympic Park, running every 10 minutes.

Getting Home

Additional express and limited-stop services will run after the concert to help you get home:

  • To Central: express services will leave Olympic Park every 5 minutes from 10pm until 12.30am, then every 10 minutes from 12.30am to 1.30am, stopping at Strathfield, Redfern then Central.
  • Western Line stations: limited-stop services will leave Olympic Park every 7-8 minutes from 10pm to 12.30am, stopping a Blacktown, Penrith and Emu Plains stopping Lidcombe, Granville, Parramatta, Westmead, Seven Hills then all stations to Penrith. From 12.30am to 1.30am trains will run every 20 minutes limited stops to Penrith and every 20 minutes all-stops to Schofields.
  • Southern line stations: additional trains will leave Lidcombe at 11.23pm and 11.53pm, stopping Auburn, Granville then all stations to Macarthur.
  • Illawarra Line stations: additional train will leave Central at 12:22am stopping all stations to Mortdale.

Trackwork

Weekday trackwork is taking place on Thursday 2 February on the following lines:

  • Hunter Line: Buses replace the 8:14am Newcastle Interchange to Muswellbrook service and the 10:09am Muswellbrook to Newcastle Interchange service. Trains run to the normal timetable between Newcastle Interchange and Maitland.

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 Buses services run to Sydney Olympic Park:

  • Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park. 
  • Route 526 runs from Rhodes to Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf
  • Route 533 runs from Sydney Olympic Park to Chatswood via Rhodes and North Ryde.

Bus Diversions

Route 525 and 526 services will be diverting due to road closures within Sydney Olympic Park. Stops on Dawn Fraser Avenue and some stops on Edwin Flack Ave will be missed. Catch services from stops on Park Street at Olympic Park train station or Edwin Flack Avenue and check signs at stops for details

For bus service disruption information check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.

Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses will run on all nine routes from the Northern Beaches, Inner West, Sutherland Shire, North Western Suburbs, Hills District and Southern Suburbs for the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert on Thursday 2 February.

Service times:

  • To Olympic Park: services will start running every 5 to 15 minutes between 3.15pm and 4pm, depending on the route. Last buses leave between 6.15pm and 7pm arriving into the precinct by 8pm.
  • From Olympic Park: services will leave Olympic Park approximately every 5 minutes after the show, with the last bus on each route leaving the precinct by 11.30pm.

Routes 1A, 1B, 2 and 4 drop off and pick up from the Aquatic Terminal on Olympic Boulevarde near Herb Elliott Avenue.

Routes 5A, 5B, 6, 7 and 8 drop off and pick up from the Plaza Terminal on Olympic Boulevarde near Kevin Coombs Avenue, opposite Qudos Bank Arena.

Plan your trip using the Trip Planner to find your stop.

You can also see all of the routes in the Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Bus route map (pdf 210KB) or the Major Event Buses Interactive Map.

Major Event Bus routes

Route

 To Sydney Olympic Park and return

1A

Warriewood, Narrabeen, Collaroy, Dee Why, Beacon Hill, Forestville, Roseville, Chatswood West, North Ryde and Top Ryde

1B

Warriewood, Mona Vale, Terrey Hills, St Ives, West Pymble, Macquarie Park & Top Ryde

2

Glebe, Rozelle, Drummoyne, Hunters Hill, Gladesville and Top Ryde

4

Maroubra, Eastgardens, Mascot, Brighton-Le-Sands, Bexley, Campsie and Strathfield South

5A

Hills Showground, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills and Northmead

5B

Tallawong, Rouse Hill, Bella Vista, Norwest, Baulkham Hills and Northmead

6

Woronora, Menai, Bangor, Padstow, Bankstown, Yagoona and Chullora

7

Cronulla, Miranda, Sylvania, Hurstville and Greenacre

8

Dural, Cherrybrrook, Carlingford, Pennant Hills, Telopea and Ermington

Search your bus route number at routes and timetables for full timetable details and stop locations. Please note service times will be affected by traffic conditions on the day. For real-time bus service disruptions check travel alerts.

Note: Wheelchair accessible buses will travel on each route, you can also see accessible services in the Trip Planner identified by the wheelchair icon.

Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Bus route map

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 very popular and may reach capacity. Keep this in mind if you’re planning on catching an F3 Parramatta River service. Plan your trip and allow plenty of extra travel time or consider the alternative public transport options available.

Please note, 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. From there, you can continue your journey on the ferry. See more info in the transport news story.

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 via Darling Harbour from 6am to 11pm daily, and until midnight on Fridays. 

Change at Central for express 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 from 5am to 1am daily, plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Change at Central for express 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.

Heavy traffic is expected on roads as thousands of fans travel to Sydney Olympic Park for the show. If you're driving to the concert allow extra travel time on the M4 Motorway, Homebush Bay Drive, Concord Road, Silverwater Road, Ryde Road, Lane Cove Road and Epping Road. 

Road closures

Sydney Olympic Park Authority will close the following local roads in the precinct to accommodate increased public transport services and ensure pedestrian safety during the event.Roads will re-open when safe to do so. For road closure details, visit Sydney Olympic Park Authority and check out the interactive map.

Thursday 2 February

From 1:30am

  • Dawn Fraser Avenue from Showground Rd to Edwin Flack Ave
  • Olympic Boulevard from Herb Elliot Ave to Kevin Coombs Ave

From 11am

  • Showground Rd from Grand Parade to Dawn Fraser Ave
  • Murray Rose Ave from Showground Road to Gate 15
  • Olympic Boulevard from Herb Elliot Ave to Sarah Durack Avenue
  • Shane Gould Ave from P2A to Olympic Blvd
  • Grand Parade from Australia Ave to Olympic Blvd
  • Kevin Coombs Ave from Australia Ave to Pondage Link (East Bound)
  • Shirley Strickland Ave from Rod Laver Drive to Olympic Blvd
  • Shirley Strickland Ave from Olympic Blvd to the M4 Exit (P4 car park)
  • Rod Laver Drive from Shirley Strickland to the Tennis Centre

From 2pm

  • Dawn Fraser from Park Street to Showground Rd
  • Showground Rd from Herb Elliot Ave to Dawn Fraser Ave (Novotel Loading Dock)
  • Herb Elliot Ave from Olympic Blvd to Showground Rd
  • Murray Rose Ave from Showground Rd to Park Street

From 6pm

  • Kevin Coombs Ave from Australia Ave to Pondage Link (west Bound)

From 8pm to 11pm

  • Herb Elliot Ave from Park St to Showground Road
  • Edwin Flack Ave from Birnie Ave to Old Hill Link (northbound)
  • Edwin Flack Ave from Pondage Link to Old Hill Link (westbound)

All roads will reopen by 3am 3 February

For more road closure details, see the Sydney Olympic Park Authority interactive map.

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

The nearest Taxi Rank to Accor Stadium is Herb Elliott Avenue near the Pullman Hotel.

If you’re using taxis or rideshare, remember that roads will be closed within the precinct. Allow plenty of extra travel time due to the increased traffic expected in the precinct before and after the concert.

When leaving, choose a pick-up location away from the immediate area around the stadium to avoid delays.

There is no designated rideshare pick up location in the precinct. Demand for rideshare will be high and prices are likely to be surging. Avoid the traffic delays while roads are closed and consider catching a train or bus outside of the precinct instead to catch rideshare.

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

Sydney Olympic Park car parks

If you have to drive, fans are urged to visit Sydney Olympic Park Prebook to pre-book your parking ticket and guarantee yourself a space and parking will fill quickly and casual parking will be limited. Online pre-booking is available until 11:59pm the night before the event.

If you have booked, follow the signs and directions of staff to your allocated space. For more information visit parking at Sydney Olympic Park.

Train Station Commuter Parking

A number of key train stations have large commuter car parks, so consider parking at a station near you then catching one of the extra trains to Olympic Park.

Stations with large car parks on the western line where you can change for a frequent direct train to Olympic Park include:

  • T1 Western Line: Seven Hills, Blacktown, Rooty Hill, St Marys and Penrith

Stations with large car parks on other train lines that require one interchange by train to get to Olympic Park include:

  • T1 North Shore & T9 Northern Line: Gordon, Thornleigh and Concord West
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: Sutherland and Kogarah
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Padstow, Revesby, Fairfield, Warwick Farm, Glenfield, Holsworthy, Macarthur, Campbelltown and Leumeah

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.

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).