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NRL: Rabbitohs v Sharks

NRL at Accor Stadium

Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park

Gates Open 17:00
NSW Cup Kick-Off 17:10
NRL Kick-Off 19:35
Full Time 21:20

Important Travel Advice

Footy fans 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 away. Your ticket to the game includes travel on public transport.

If you have to drive, carpool with your group and pre-book your parking online to secure a space – available until 11:59pm the night before the event unless sold out prior.

Traffic may be heavier than usual on roads approaching the precinct as fans travel to and from the match while a concert also takes place at neighbouring Qudos Bank Arena. Ticketholders should consider leaving the car at home and catching public transport to avoid delays. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.

Match Ticket Entitlements

Valid pre-purchased tickets to 2024 South Sydney Rabbitohs season home games at Accor Stadium includes 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 Intercity services (non-booked services bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)
  • Sydney metropolitan and outer metropolitan 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, as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport. Your event 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.

Transport Park&Ride Car Parks

Park for free when you catch public transport. Transport Park&Ride provides up to 18 hours of free parking each day. All you have to do is complete a public transport trip. Located close to public transport hubs, Park&Ride car parks help you connect more easily to train, bus and ferry services.

Tickets to 2024 South Sydney Rabbitohs season home games at Accor Stadium include travel on transport and free Park&Ride parking. When leaving the car park use the intercom button at the exit gate to speak with the operator and show your event ticket.

Real-time parking availability allows you to see how many vacant car park spaces are available at Transport Park&Ride car parks.

For Park&Ride locations and more information on how it works, go to Transport Park&Ride.

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 where you can change to a train to Strathfield to connect with a service towards Olympic Park. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner.

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.

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.

To help you get to the match, express trains will leave Central at 6pm and 6.26pm – stopping at Redfern, Strathfield then Olympic Park.

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.

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.

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 may reach capacity. Keep this in mind if you're planning on catching an F3 Parramatta River service. Plan your trip and allow 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 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 for trains to Lidcombe then Olympic Park.

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 for trains to Lidcombe then Olympic Park.

Please note that from 10.20pm Friday 12 April, 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.

Traffic will be heavier than usual on roads approaching Sydney Olympic Park as footy fans travel to and from the match at the same time an event takes place at neighbouring Qudos Bank Arena. Travel with your group and allow extra travel time on the M4, Parramatta Road, Homebush Bay Drive and Concord Road.

Consider catching public transport or parking at a nearby station commuter carpark and continuing your trip by train to Olympic Park to avoid traffic delays. Match tickets include travel on public transport.

If you have to drive, carpool with your group and pre-book your parking online ahead of time to secure a space – available until 11:59pm the night before the event unless sold out prior.

To get to your carpark and avoid the heavy traffic congestion expected at the Homebush Bay Drive roundabout, use Silverwater Road, Holker Street and Hill Road.

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 the Sydney Olympic Park interactive map

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

The nearest Taxi Rank is on Herb Elliott Avenue near the Pullman Hotel.

If you’re using taxis or rideshare, remember that roads may 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.

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

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

Sydney Olympic Car Parks

Visit Sydney Olympic Park – Parking to secure your parking space ahead of the game. A flat rate $35 parking fee will apply.

Alternatively, consider parking at a nearby train station commuter car park and continuing the trip to Olympic Park by train as frequent additional services will run. 

If you have pre-booked a space, follow the directions of staff and have your parking ticket ready to show at the car park entry. Carpool with your group and allow plenty of additional travel time. Use Silverwater Road, Holker Street and Hill Road to get to your car park and avoid the heavy traffic congestion expected at the Homebush Bay Drive roundabout.

Traffic delays are expected after the game as fans leave the precinct.

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, Emu Plains 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

Park for free when you catch public transport. Transport Park&Ride provides up to 18 hours of free parking each day. All you have to do is complete a public transport trip. Located close to public transport hubs, Park&Ride car parks help you connect more easily to train, bus and ferry services.

Tickets to 2024 South Sydney Rabbitohs season home games at Accor Stadium include travel on transport and free Park&Ride parking. When leaving the car park use the intercom button at the exit gate to speak with the operator and show your event ticket.

Real-time parking availability allows you to see how many vacant car parking spaces are available at Transport Park&Ride car parks.

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).