Matildas vs USA comes to McDonald Jones Stadium

Use Newcastle Transport to get to the Matildas vs USA at McDonald Jones Stadium on 30 November.

The Matildas will play USA at 8.05pm on Tuesday 30th November

Free bus services for match goers will run every 15 minutes from two hours prior to kick off from selected bus stops along the route. Return services will run for around an hour after full time. There are five free shuttle services that operate around Newcastle:

Note: From Saturday 3 July, 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, NEX, Marketown and Tudor Street near Beaumont Street. Note: from 30 November 2021 due to temporary roadworks in Watt St, stadium shuttle 1 will proceed through Parnell Place onto King St.
    • Stadium shuttle 2 – Charlestown/Belmont with stops at Charlestown Square and Westfield Kotara. Two 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, Mayfield shops, Waratah Station and Waratah Village.

View the shuttle timetable here


Stadium shuttle route map


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

You can plan you trip with Trip Planner here

What COVID Safe measures will be in place?

If you are using our Stadium Shuttle, we have put more measures in place to help you travel safely to and from the game.

COVID Safe measures will include:

  • Increased cleaning between services focused on high touch frequency surfaces and seats
  • Extra staff to monitor physical distancing, crowd management 
  • Following public transport capacity restrictions – maximum capacity limited to 48 passengers per bus. Note services will run every 15 minutes to and from the game
  • Stay COVID Safe by checking in to your service by scanning the QR code to and from the game.

What can I do?

Keep yourself and others safe when travelling by:

  • Wearing a face mask. NSW Health strongly recommends wearing a face mask.
  • Keep your distance from others and clean your hands frequently.

How can I check in?

When boarding your Stadium Shuttle service, scan the COVID Safe check-in QR code in the bus.

Why should I check in?

Help us stay COVID Safe. The Stadium Shuttle is a free service, by checking in with the COVID Safe QR code, we can help manage the spread of COVID-19. By checking in NSW Health can contact you quickly and easily, if necessary.