Park and Ride

Park and Ride extension 

Park and Ride will move into June as we continue commercial discussions with bus operators.

Park. Ride. Relax

Our park and ride service operates weekdays from McDonald Jones Stadium every 15 minutes from 7am to 9am, with CBD stops designed to deliver you within a few minutes' walk of anywhere in the CBD.

Buses make the return trip from the CBD to the stadium every 15 minutes from 3pm to 6.30pm

New to park and ride?

Just register your details  to stay in the loop

Our park and ride service is $2.20 per day and payment is via a tap and go EFTPOS facility immediately prior to boarding the bus. You only need to pay for the inbound journey, the return leg is free.

Staff from our parking team will also be on site to assist. 

Exclusion Dates 

Please note that our Park and Ride service will not be operating on the following dates:

  • Friday 12 July 2019
  • Friday 26 July 2019

User experience survey

We asked users about their experience with the park and ride service. See the survey results  Park and Ride Survey Report (pdf).

Operating times

Weekdays from McDonald Jones Stadium every 15 minutes from 7am to 9am, with CBD stops designed to deliver you within a few minutes' walk of anywhere in the CBD.

Buses make the return trip from the CBD to the stadium every 15 minutes from 3pm to 6.30pm.

So dodge the rush-hour traffic, skip the parking hassles, save well over a thousand dollars a year in parking fees and park, ride, relax! Click on the map below for a larger view.

Park at McDonald Jones Stadium

Bus stop locations

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Parking

  • Staff will be on hand to assist in directing you to the parking area at McDonald Jones Stadium. We have attached a map for your convenience.
  • The Park and Ride service is limited to the capacity of the designated area of McDonald Jones dedicated to City of Newcastle Park and Ride service. There may be occasions in which the area reaches capacity. McDonald Jones Stadium and City of Newcastle will advise as soon as possible via our relevant social media channels if capacity is reached.
  • All vehicles are parked at their own risk.

Timetable

Current timetable

Inbound: Monday-Friday 7am-9am with buses every 15 minutes
Outbound: Monday-Friday 3pm-6:30pm with buses every 15 minutes.
 

How much

The daily cost is $2.20. You only need to pay for the inbound journey, the return leg is free. For commuters paying $8 per day and working 48 weeks a year, this is a saving of $1,400!
 

Frequently asked questions

What time does the park and ride start in the morning?
The first bus will depart from McDonald Jones Stadium at 7am and there will be buses every 15 minutes, with the last bus departing the stadium at 9am. 

What time does the park and ride finish in the evening?
The return service will depart from Honeysuckle at 3pm and there will be buses every 15 minutes with the last bus departing Honeysuckle at 6:30pm.  

What do I need to do?
If you want to park and ride and stay on the loop with messaging you need to register your details online at newcastle.nsw.gov.au/parkandride or call 4974 2000. You only need to register once.

What if the bus is full?
If the bus is full at the time you wish to use it, wait until the next scheduled service or you can catch public transport buses.

Do I need a ticket to use the bus?
No.

Can I walk to the park and ride and catch the bus into the city centre for free?
No. Payment is made as you board the bus.

Can I use my Opal card?
No. 

What if all the spaces within the park and ride area are taken?
If the designated park and ride area within the stadium is full, then you may have to drive into the CBD. We will post to our social channels as soon as the car park is full to let you know.

Where does the bus go?
Inbound:
McDonald Jones Stadium, King Street near Marketown, Corner King and Auckland Street, Corner King and Perkins Street, Customs House, Queens Wharf, Honeysuckle
Outbound:
Honeysuckle, Queens Wharf, Customs House, Corner King and Perkins Street, Corner King and Auckland Street, King Street near Marketown, McDonald Jones Stadium.  

Is there Wi-Fi on the bus?
No, buses are standard government buses.

Where do I park my car for park and ride?
Southern section of McDonald Jones Stadium - follow the signs on-site.

Can I access the bus if I’m in a wheelchair?
Yes, all buses are wheelchair accessible.

Is the park and ride available every weekday?
No, the park and ride does not operate at McDonald Jones Stadium when the Newcastle Knights or Newcastle Jets are playing a home game. This is infrequent and we will remind you the day prior via text message. 

Does the park and ride run on weekends or public holidays?
No.

Do normal bus services continue as normal?
Yes.

For more information, please call City of Newcastle on 02 4974 2000 or email parkandride@ncc.nsw.gov.au 

Subscribe to Council's e-newsletter to keep up to date with the latest information on park and ride. 
 
Contact us
Park and ride costs $2.20 per day.

City Administration Centre
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm
Telephone enquiries: 7am - 6pm Monday - Friday

Phone: 02 4974 2000
mail@ncc.nsw.gov.au


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