Catch public transport to the NRL and NRLW Grand Final
Up to 80,000 fans are expected at Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park to cheer for their favourite teams in the NRL and NRLW Grand Final on Sunday 1 October.
Penrith Panthers will take on Brisbane Broncos in the NRL decider, while Newcastle Knights will take on Gold Coast Titans in the NRLW decider.
Transport for NSW A/Coordinator General Grant Knoetze said public transport was the best way to get to the game and home again.
“Leave the car at home and catch public transport. We’ll have plenty of trains and major event buses running to and from Sydney Olympic Park to get you to the final and home afterward,” Mr Knoetze said.
“Travel on all modes of public transport is included in your ticket to the final – just show your ticket to transport staff when boarding services.”
Additional express trains will run from Central and Western Line stations to Olympic Park from early afternoon, with return services running frequently after the match. There will also be frequent trains between Lidcombe and Olympic Park until late.
Sydney Olympic Park major event buses will start running between 1.35pm and 2.15pm, depending on the route. Buses will run frequently after full-time to get passengers home – last services will leave Sydney Olympic Park by 11pm.
Mr Knoetze urged spectators to arrive early and enjoy the pre-game atmosphere in the precinct.
“Stadium gates open at 1pm, followed by the State Championships Grand Final at 1.20pm. The NRLW Grand Final kick-off is at 3.55pm while the NRL Grand Final kick-off is at 7.30pm,” he said.
“If driving is your only option, it’s essential that you pre-book parking online before the day, carpool and allow extra travel time because traffic will be heavy.
“Fans who must drive can also park at a commuter car park and continue their trip to Olympic Park by train.”
Spectators travelling on the T3 Bankstown Line are reminded that buses will replace trains between Lidcombe and Sydenham via Bankstown until Thursday 5 October for planned trackwork.
Trains will run to a changed timetable between Liverpool and the City via Regents Park, and between Sydenham and the City.
Fans can also take a rail replacement bus to Lidcombe or Sydenham to connect with trains to Olympic Park or alternatively, connect with a major event bus to Olympic Park on Route 4 from Campsie, Route 6 from Bankstown or Route 7 from Wiley Park.
Pre-game entertainment starts at 6.30pm ahead of the men’s NRL Grand Final kick-off at 7.30pm, with full time about 9.30pm.
For more information on additional public transport services for the event and to plan your trip, visit transportnsw.info.
For real-time updates on roads and traffic conditions, visit livetraffic.com.