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Stadium shuttle

**Check back on this page soon for future McDonald Jones stadium event shuttle bus information including 2023 Knights season**

Free bus services will run at regular intervals from two hours prior to kick off from selected bus stops along the route. Return services will run for around half an hour after full-time. 

Cup Of Nations
Matildas vs Jamaica
Wednesday 22 February
Kick-off 7.10pm

Download the timetable

Note: the stadium shuttle 1 will turn left onto Tudor Street from Parry Street and stop at Tudor Street at Beaumont Street.

 

  • Stadium shuttle 1 – Newcastle CBD with stops at Queens Wharf, King Street at Bolton Street, Civic Park, King St near Marketown and Tudor Street at Beaumont Street.
     
  • Stadium shuttle 2 – Charlestown/Belmont  with stops at Charlestown Square and Westfield Kotara. Four services will start from Belmont on the Pacific Highway at Macquarie Street, also stopping on Pacific Highway at Groves Road.
     
  • Stadium shuttle 3 – Glendale with stops at Stockland Glendale, Cardiff Station and Lookout Road at McCaffrey Drive.
     
  • Stadium shuttle 4 – Wallsend with stops at Wallsend Village, Newcastle Road at Blue Gum Road and Newcastle Road at Dent Street.
     
  • Stadium shuttle 5 – Mayfield with stops at Wests Mayfield, Hanbury Street near Dora Street Mayfield, Waratah Station and Waratah Village.
     

Map of stadium shuttle routes

Other bus services

You can also catch any of our regular bus services to the stadium. The closest bus stops to the stadium are on Turton Road and Lambton Road. Regular routes 27,13, 23, 25 and 26 run towards the stadium.  

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Frequently asked questions

What is the stadium shuttle service?

The stadium shuttle service is a free bus service which operates throughout the Newcastle Knights seasons and for selected other events.

There are five main routes departing Belmont, Glendale, Wallsend, Mayfield, Newcastle CBD with the service dropping off fans at McDonald Jones Stadium.

 

Do I need to pay or use my Opal card to access the service?

The Knights shuttle service is free for fans and supporters heading to Knights home games and selected other events. The bus services will travel to and from McDonald Jones Stadium on home game days, stopping at selected bus stops along the five routes.

Where can I catch the stadium shuttle (bus stop information)?

Buses will depart from Belmont, Glendale, Wallsend, Mayfield and Newcastle CBD with stops along the way, including:

Stadium shuttle 1: Newcastle CBD to McDonald Jones Stadium, with stops at:

  • Queens Wharf
  • King St & Bolton Street
  • King St & Auckland St
  • NEX
  • Marketown King St
  • Tudor St near Beaumont St 
  • McDonald Jones Stadium

Stadium Shuttle 2: Belmont to McDonald Jones Stadium, with stops at:

  • Belmont Shops Pacific Hwy
  • Pacific Hwy opp Groves Rd
  • Charlestown Square Frederick St,
  • Westfield Kotara Parkway Ave
  • McDonald Jones Stadium

Stadium Shuttle 3: Glendale to McDonald Jones Stadium, with stops at:

  • Glendale Shopping Centre
  • Main Road opposite Cardiff Station
  • New Lambton Heights Lookout Road & McCaffrey Drive
  • Alma Road at Regent Street
  • McDonald Jones Stadium

Stadium Shuttle 4: Wallsend to McDonald Jones Stadium, with stops at:

  • Wallsend Shopping Centre
  • Newcastle Road & Bluegum Road Jesmond
  • Newcastle Road at Dent Street Lambton
  • McDonald Jones Stadium

Stadium Shuttle 5: Mayfield to McDonald Jones Stadium, with stops at:

  • Wests Mayfield Industrial Drive
  • Hanbury St near Dora St Mayfield
  • Platt St opp Waratah Station
  • Waratah Village Turton Rd near Georgetown Rd
  • McDonald Jones Stadium

To view the route maps, please click here.

Are bookings required?

No bookings are required. Simply wait at one of the designated shuttle bus stops for the free service.

How often do services run?

For Knights games, services to McDonald Jones Stadium will begin two hours prior to kick off every game day and run every 15 minutes until the game starts.

After the game the last service will depart McDonald Jones Stadium, approximately half an hour after the game finishes.

For other events, refer to the timetable that will be available on this page.

 

Are services wheelchair accessible?

Yes, all bus services are wheelchair accessible.

Where do I catch the shuttle after the event?

The shuttle service will be available directly out the front of the stadium on Turton Road for half an hour after the match.

Each route will be signposted and way-finding signage directs passengers from the front of the stadium to the shuttle bus zone. Customer service officers will also be available to assist in locating your preferred service.

Do normal services still operate during this time?

Yes, normal timetabled services will continue to operate in conjunction with the shuttle service.

The closest bus stops to the stadium are on Turton Road and Lambton Rd. A number of regular route buses run towards the stadium including Routes 27,13, 23, 25 and 26.

You can plan you trip at http://newcastletransport.info

What COVIDSafe measure will be in place?

NSW Health strongly recommends that people, including those using public transport, wear a mask where they cannot physically distance from others.

Find out more COVID-19 travel advice and information at https://transportnsw.info/covid-19 

How can I get in touch with you?

We’d be happy to help. You can get in touch by emailing us at contact@newcastletransport.info or message us on our Facebook page.

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