NRL: Bulldogs v Eels
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. Match tickets include travel on trains, metro and light rail services.
Trains run regularly to Lidcombe where you can head to Platform Zero for a direct train to Olympic Park, running every 10 minutes until late. The stadium is a short walk from the station.
If you have to drive, travel with your group and pre-book your parking online, available until 11:59pm the night before the event.
Traffic will be heavier than usual on roads approaching the precinct so allow plenty of extra travel time. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.
Match Ticket Entitlements
Valid pre-purchased tickets to the 2023 Canterbury Bulldogs season home games at Accor Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park includes travel on the following transport services. Just show your event ticket to Transport staff when boarding services:
- Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity services (non-booked services bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)
- Sydney Metro North West services
- Sydney and Newcastle Light Rail services
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.
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. Receive Opal benefits including daily and weekly fare caps.
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 services including metro, trains, buses ferries and light rail, 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 each day.
Please note, due to trackwork on the T9 Northern Line, you will need to change at Epping for a replacement bus to Strathfield to connect with trains towards Olympic Park.
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. The stadium is a short walk from the station.
Trains run regularly to Lidcombe where you can head to Platform Zero for a direct train to Olympic Park, running every 10 minutes until late.
If you’re travelling to the match from the west, the following additional trains will help you get to Olympic Park:
- Leaving Blacktown at 2:30pm – stopping at Seven Hills, Westmead, Parramatta, Granville, Auburn then Olympic Park
- Leaving Liverpool at 2:20pm – stopping at all stations to Granville, Auburn then Olympic Park
- Leaving Sydenham at 2pm – stopping at all stations Lidcombe via Belmore and Bankstown then Olympic Park
Long weekend trackwork is taking place from 2am Saturday 10 June to 2am Tuesday 13 June on the following lines and may affect how you travel to the event. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner:
- T1 North Shore Line: Buses replace trains between Berowra and Hornsby. Trains run between Hornsby and the City, to a changed timetable
- T1 Western Line: Richmond trains run between Richmond and Olympic Park only.
- T9 Northern Line: Buses replace trains between Hornsby and Strathfield. Trains run to a changed timetable between Strathfield and the City, and between Hornsby and the City via the T1 North Shore Line.
- Blue Mountains Line: Until 10pm Monday, most trains run between Blue Mountains Line stations and Blacktown only, some to a changed timetable. Bathurst trains start and end at Strathfield.
- Central Coast & Newcastle Line: Buses replace trains between Newcastle Interchange and Hornsby. T1 North Shore Line trains run to a changed timetable between Hornsby and the City. Buses also replace T9 Northern Line trains between Hornsby and Strathfield.
- Hunter Line: Buses replace trains between Scone or Dungog and Newcastle Interchange.
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 regular route Sydney Buses services run to Sydney Olympic Park:
- Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Strathfield via Sydney Olympic Park.
- Route 526 runs between Rhodes and Burwood via Olympic Park.
- Route 533 runs from Sydney Olympic Park to Chatswood via Rhodes and North Ryde.
For bus service disruption information check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.
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 will be busier than usual during Vivid Sydney from Friday 26 May until Saturday 17 June. Plan your trip and allow plenty of extra travel time or consider the alternative public transport options available.
Please note, F3 Parramatta River ferries between Parramatta and Rydalmere may be affected by low tide and replaced by buses, check for updates here.
For ferry service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.
L1 Dulwich Hill Line
L1 Dulwich Hill 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 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 from 5am to 1am daily, plan your trip using Trip Planner.
Change at Central for trains to Lidcombe to connect with shuttle trains to Olympic Park.
Please note, due to road closures for Vivid Sydney, L2 and L3 Light rail services will not run between Town Hall and Circular Quay after 5pm.
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 will be heavier than usual on roads approaching Sydney Olympic Park including the M4, Parramatta Road, Homebush Bay Drive and Concord Road as fans travel to and from the event.
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.
Olympic Park Car Parks
If you have to drive, carpool with your group and pre-book parking online in advance to secure a space.
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.
A number of key train stations have large commuter car parks, so consider parking at a station near you then catching a train to Olympic Park.
Transport Park&Ride Car Parks
Transport Park&Ride provides up to 18 hours of 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).