• FANS SCORE AS RETURN TRAVEL ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT INCLUDED IN ALL ORIGIN GAME 1 TICKETS

30 May 2022

  • All tickets to State of Origin Game 1 at Accor Stadium on Wednesday 8 June will include entry and return travel on public transport;
  • Fans will be able to travel to and from the Stadium via Sydney Trains, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses and regular Sydney Buses, Sydney Ferries and Light Rail;
  • The entitlement will extend throughout the Sydney Metropolitan rail network and to the regional cities of Newcastle and Wollongong, and beyond to Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations (non-booked services).

The NSW Blues take on Queensland Maroons in the first game of the storied Ampol State of Origin series on Wednesday 8 June, and fans with a ticket to the event can now take advantage of free travel on public transport to and from the Stadium.

The travel entitlement will extend throughout the Sydney Metropolitan rail network and to the regional cities of Newcastle and Wollongong, and beyond to Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations (non-booked services). It will also include Sydney and Newcastle Light Rail, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event buses, Sydney Metropolitan and Outer Metropolitan regular route buses and Sydney Ferry services.

Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues Coach Brad Fittler has called on fans to take advantage of public transport, get to the Olympic Park precinct early and enjoy the pre-match atmosphere - and for local fans to paint the grandstands blue.

The most important thing for a good game day is to get moving early and leave plenty of time for getting to the Stadium.

When there enjoy pre-game entertainment, live music, along with plenty of restaurants, bars and food trucks in Fig Grove, Olympic Boulevard and around the train station.

Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses will run on all nine routes to Olympic Park frequently from around 3.10pm, depending on the route. Frequent return services will run after full-time.

Express trains will run between Central and Olympic Park station to get you to and from the game. Additional trains will also run from key western line stations as well as frequent trains between Lidcombe and Sydney Olympic Park.

Access the Transport for NSW Trip Planner here.

From Olympic Park station (above)it's a short 10-minute walk to Accor Stadium (below).

If you must drive, car pool where possible, pre-book parking and plan extra time for your journey given that traffic will be very heavy in the area due to a crowd of over 80,000 combined with the usual evening peak hour. 

If you have not pre-booked a parking spot in Sydney Olympic Park, DO NOT DRIVE. Car parks won’t be available for day-of parking.

Tickets in most categories are still available for the match from $45 (kids), $49 (adults) and $159 (family of 4) at Ticketek.

Further info and top tips here.