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Transmission

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

Start
15:00
Finish
00:00

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.

You’ll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment card/device when travelling to and from the event. Register your details online at Opal or via the app ahead of time.

If you’re driving, arrive early, travel with your group and consider pre-booking parking online, available until 11:59pm the night before the event.

The precinct will be busy on Saturday with a show also being held at neighbouring Qudos Bank Arena, so allow extra travel time.

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 to Strathfield then Olympic Park.

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

The closest station to Sydney Showground 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 1am.

Please note planned weekend trackwork on the T1 North Shore Line, T2 Inner West Line and T3 Bankstown Line may affect your trip, and you may need to change for rail replacement buses. Allow extra travel time and 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.

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.

Buses may be affected by local road closures in the precinct, allow extra travel time and check signs at stops.

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

The closest wharf to Sydney Showground 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 and may reach capacity, so allow extra travel time and 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. Allow extra time and plan ahead using the Trip Planner.

Change at Central for train services 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 train services 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, Silverwater Road and Concord Road as fans travel to and from the event.

The precinct will be busy on Saturday with a music event also being held at neighbouring Sydney Showground, so allow extra travel time. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.

Local roads in the precinct will be closed for the event. For road closure details, visit Sydney Olympic Park Authority and check out the interactive map. 

The nearest Taxi Rank 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 event.

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 when leaving and choose a pick-up location away from the immediate area around the venue or 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, carpool with your group and pre-book parking online in advance to secure a space. Parking in the precinct will fill quickly, and casual parking may be limited on the night and subject to availability.

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

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 trains to Olympic Park include:

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

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).