Transport Guide: Eels v Wests Tigers, Bankwest Stadium, Round Six

BANKWEST STADIUM - EELS V WESTS TIGERS, ROUND SIX

With a sold out crowd of 30,000 fans on the way to Easter Monday's clash at Bankwest Stadium between the Eels and Wests Tigers, the first historic sporting event at our home ground, Blue & Gold Members and fans are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the fact that public transport is included in all tickets and Club Memberships.

There is no public parking on-site at Bankwest Stadium so we advise that the best travel option is public transport. Read below for all the options.

For the most up-to-date transport details for each event and to plan your trip, visit the Transport for NSW Event Page here: https://transportnsw.info/events/2019/04/nrl-eels-v-wests-tigers 

TRAINS

Valid pre-purchased match tickets include travel to and from Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta on the following public transport services:

  • Train services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)
  • Regular bus services
  • Sydney Ferries and Newcastle Ferries
  • Sydney and Newcastle Light rail services

The closest station to Bankwest Stadium is Parramatta which is approximately a 10 minute walk via Argyle St, Church St, the Riverside Walk or through Prince Alfred Square to the Stadium on O’Connell St. Alternatively, make your way down Church St, George St or Phillip St then O’Connell St.

Please note the Riverside Walk is not an accessible route. See the below map for more details on how to get to and from the stadium.

Trains run every 10 to 15 minutes to Parramatta in both directions.

Trackwork is taking place from 02:00 Friday 19 April until 02:00 Tuesday 23 April and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • T1 Western Line and T5 Cumberland Line: Buses will replace trains between Richmond and Schofields. T1 Western Line Trains run to a changed timetable between Schofields and Olympic Park.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line and South Coast Line: Buses will replace trains between Bondi Junction and Central. T4 Illawarra Line trains start and end at North Sydney. South Coast Line trains run between South Coast Stations and the City Circle, from Central fist stop Town Hall.

BUSES

Plenty of regular route bus services run to and from Parramatta Interchange which is within a 10 minute walking distance of Bankwest Stadium. From the interchange head down Argyle St, Church St and take either the Riverside Walk or walk through Prince Alfred Square to get to the stadium on O’Connell St. See the below map for more details on how to get to and from the stadium.

Additional services from the North West, Western suburbs and the City will run to and from Parramatta. The following routes will run services every 5 to 10 minutes to and from Parramatta throughout the day between approximately 1:30pm and 8:00pm

  • Route T65 between Rouse Hill and Parramatta
  • Route T80 between Liverpool and Parramatta
  • Route 601 between Rouse Hill and Parramatta
  • Route M52 between Circular Quay and Parramatta Interchange
  • Route M60 between Castle Hill Station and Parramatta Interchange
  • Route 549 between Epping and Parramatta via North Rocks will run every 15 minutes from 1pm to 8pm

Plenty of other regular bus routes also run to Parramatta and stop within walking distance of the stadium including routes T80, 603, 606, 609, 625 and M54.

The free Parramatta CBD shuttle bus (route 900) runs regularly from 7am until 5pm but keep in mind this service is limited and will be busy so consider the short 10 minute walk to the stadium instead. See the below Shuttle Bus Map for stop locations.

ACCESSIBLE EVENT SHUTTLE BUS

For patrons with mobility impairments or accessibility requirement a dedicated accessible shuttle bus will run between Parramatta Interchange and the Stadium on event days.

The accessible shuttle bus service will operate from 1:30pm until 7:45pm. Services pick up and drop off on Argyle St just after Church St outside Parramatta Westfield and on O’Connell St at the Parramatta Leagues Club.

FERRY

The closest wharf stop to Bankwest Stadium is Parramatta Wharf which is approximately a 20 minute walk to the stadium. Alternatively, connect with the route 900 shuttle from Parramatta Wharf which will drop you off near the stadium. Sydney Ferries services are very popular and may reach capacity especially on weekends. Keep this in mind if you’re planning on catching an F3 Parramatta River service.

TAXI & RIDE SHARE

A secure taxi rank is located at Parramatta Westfield on Fitzwilliam Street.An alternate taxi rank is located on the eastern side of Villiers St between Ross St and Victoria Rd.

Note: O’Connell St is a no-stopping zone and taxis or any other vehicles are not permitted to drop off or pick up any passengers at any time. Closures will also be in place along O’Connell St, Ross St and Victoria Rd. Attendees who are being picked up or dropped off are encouraged to pre-plan a location away from the stadium.

PARKING

Roads approaching Parramatta are expected to be busy approaching the area so if you are planning on driving, allow additional travel time. See the Bankwest Stadium transport and walking map for more info on how to get to and from the stadium. 

With huge crowds expected, public transport is encouraged however there are parking options available.

Very limited parking spots are available at the Parramatta Leagues Club and we recommend arriving as early as possible to secure a spot. Pricing for the car park is dependant on if you are a Leagues Club Member (not a Football Club Member). Leagues Club Members can spend $8 throughout the Leagues Club for your parking to be validated. Non-Leagues Club Members can spend $25 through the Leagues Club for your parking to be validated.

For information on Parking at the League’s Club, please visit: https://www.parraleagues.com.au/bankwest-stadium-event-day-information/

For information on Parking around Parramatta, please visit: https://transportnsw.info/events/2019/04/nrl-eels-v-wests-tigers

Please note that there will be no parking at the Cumberland Hospital site to the North of Bankwest Stadium with enforced parking restrictions to prevent potential damage to the historic site. Security personnel will be on-site to restrict entrances to the area which will not be available for parking. This is organised by Health Infrastructure NSW, the licensee of the site.

ROAD CLOSURES

Traffic will be heavy on roads approaching the stadium including Parramatta Rd, Church St, Victoria Rd, James Ruse Dr and Pennant Hills Rd.

Roads around the stadium will be closed from 5.30pm until approximately 7pm or until crowds have cleared:

  • O’Connell St from Grose St to George St
  • Ross St from O’Connell St to Trott St
  • Victoria Rd from O’Connell St to Villiers St

Motorists are advised to allow plenty of extra travel time through Parramatta CBD area and consider travelling via Parkes St, Harris St, Macarthur St and Isabella St or Victoria Rd instead to avoid the delays.