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NRL: Eels v Cowboys

Parra Eels Bankwest Stadium twilight

CommBank Stadium, Parramatta

Gates Open 14:45
NSW Cup Kick-Off 15:00
NRL Kick-Off 17:30
Full Time 19:15

Important Travel Advice

Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and consider all the available travel options. 

Trains 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. See the CommBank Stadium transport and walking route map for more details.

Remember, you'll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment card/device when travelling on public transport to and from the event. Register your details online at Opal or via the Opal Travel app ahead of time.

Traffic may be heavy on roads approaching and within Parramatta as attendees travel to and from the match. Parking in the area will be in high demand so if you're driving, plan to arrive early and allow extra travel time. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com

Roads around the stadium (pdf 672KB) will close for up to an hour after the game to allow crowds to safely leave the precinct. 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 rideshare, choose a pick up location away from the stadium to avoid traffic delays. 

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

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.

Please note that due to planned weekend trackwork on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April, buses are replacing metro services between Tallawong and Chatswood.

Catch a rail replacement bus to Epping to connect with a train or bus service towards Parramatta. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner.

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.

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

Weekend trackwork is taking place from 2am Saturday 13 April to 2am Monday 15 April on the following lines and may affect how you travel to the event. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner.

  • Metro North West: Buses replace metro services between Tallawong and Chatswood. Trackwork on the T1 North Shore Line may also affect how you travel. Change at Epping for trains towards the City via Strathfield.
  • T1 North Shore Line: Buses replace trains between Hornsby and Wynyard. Change at Wynyard for a City Circle train or the light rail. T9 Northern Line trains run to a changed timetable between Berowra or Hornsby and Central, platforms 1-12, via Strathfield. The light rail runs in both directions between Circular Quay, Wynyard, Town Hall and Central.
  • T1 Western Line: Trains run between Penrith and Central, platforms 1-12, and make an extra stop at Flemington. Richmond trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern between Richmond and Leppington. Change trains at Parramatta to continue your journey towards the city.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Trains run to a changed timetable between Leppington and Ashfield or the City via Granville. On Saturday from 6.30am to 10.30am, Inner West trains run between Ashfield and the City only. Leppington trains stop at Homebush, Croydon and Ashfield. You may need to change trains to continue your journey.
  • T3 Bankstown Line: Buses replace trains between Cabramatta, Lidcombe and Sydenham. You may need to change buses to continue your journey. Some T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line trains make extra stops at St Peters and Erskineville.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: All Cronulla and some Waterfall trains make extra stops at St Peters and Erskineville. Daily from 8am to 8pm, extra trains run between Hurstville and Bondi Junction.
  • T5 Cumberland Line: Extra trains run between Leppington and Richmond or Penrith.
  • T9 Northern Line: Some trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern. Daily until 8am, trains run between Berowra and Central, platforms 1-12, or between Hornsby and Epping only. Daily from 8am, trains run between Berowra or Hornsby and Central, platforms 1-12 only.
  • South Coast Line: Buses replace trains between Wollongong and Waterfall, then continue to Sutherland. Trains run between Bomaderry, Kiama and Wollongong, and between Port Kembla and Wollongong, some to a changed timetable.  T4 Illawarra Line trains run between Waterfall, Sutherland and Bondi Junction, some to a changed timetable.
  • Southern Highlands Line: On Saturday, buses replace the 8.05am Moss Vale to Campbelltown train and the 10.09am Campbelltown to Moss Vale train. The 9.24am Moss Vale to Central service will run to a changed timetable, up to 15 minutes later than normal.

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.

Regular Route Buses

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.

Remember, you'll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment card/device to use public transport to and from the event. Register your details online at Opal or via the Opal Travel app ahead of time.

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 will close for up to an hour after the game to allow crowds to leave the precinct safely, including sections of O’Connell Street, Ross Street and Victoria Road.

The following bus stops will be closed and routes 549, 550, 600, 601 and 606 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) (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 closest wharf stop to CommBank Stadium is Parramatta Wharf. The stadium is approximately 15 minutes’ walk (1.2km) from the wharf.

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.

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 Line light rail services run between Central Station (Grand Concourse) and Dulwich Hill via Darling Harbour and the Inner West. Services run regularly from 6am to 11pm daily, and until midnight on Friday. Plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

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 Line 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 to connect with T1 Western Line trains to Parramatta to get within walking distance of the stadium.

Please note that trackwork on the T1 North Shore Line may affect how you travel. Change at Wynyard for buses to T1 North Shore Line stations. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner.

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, parking in the area will be in high demand so plan to arrive early.

Traffic may be heavy on roads approaching and within Parramatta as attendees travel to the match. Allow extra travel time on roads including Parramatta Road, Church Street, Victoria Road, James Ruse Drive and Pennant Hills Road.

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.

Road Closures

Roads outside the stadium will close from 7:15pm for up to an hour after the game to allow crowds to safely leave the venue. Roads will re-open once crowds have cleared the area. 

  • O’Connell Street between Grose Street and George Street
  • Ross Street between O’Connell Street and Trott Street
  • Victoria Road between O’Connell Street and Villiers Street

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

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

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:

  • Eat Street Car Park, entry via George Street
  • Justice Precinct Car Park, entry via Hunter Street
  • Parramatta Station Car Park, entry via Wentworth Street
  • Parramatta Leagues Club, O’Connell Street at Eels Place: Note pricing for the car park is dependent on if you are a Leagues Club Member (not a Football Club Member). Visit Parra Leagues Club for more info.

Visit City of Parramatta – Parking for more information on available parking locations and current promotions.

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).