Stadium shuttle

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Stadium shuttle

Free bus services for Knights fans 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 30 minutes after full-time. Catch one of the five stadium shuttle services to get to Knights games at McDonald Jones Stadium in 2024.

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 Street at National Park Street (adjacent to Marketown, near Coles) and Tudor Street at Beaumont Street.
     
  • 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.

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 27,13, 23, 25 and 26 run towards the stadium.

You can plan you trip with Trip Planner here

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Round Date Services Commence Kick Off Services
Conclude
(Approximately)
Timetable
Round 1 v Canberra Raiders Thursday 7th March 6pm 8pm 10.30pm Download Here
Round 3 v Melbourne Storm Sunday 24th March 4.15pm 6.15pm 8.45pm Download Here
Round 5 v St George Dragons Friday 5th April 6.05pm 8.05pm 10.35pm Download Here
Round 6 v Sydney Roosters Thursday 11 April 5.50pm 7.50pm 10.20pm Download Here
Round 9 v New Zealand Warriors Sunday 5th May 12pm 2pm 4.30pm Download Here
Round 13 v Canterbury Bulldogs Friday 31st May 6pm 8pm 10.30pm Download Here
Round 15 v Penrith Panthers Sunday 16th June 2.05pm 4.05pm 6.35pm Download Here
Round 17 v Parramatta Eels Saturday 29th June 3.30pm 5.30pm 8pm Download Here
Round 20 v Brisbane Broncos Saturday 20th July 3.30pm 5.30pm 8pm Download Here
Round 23 v Wests Tigers Sunday 11th August 2.05pm 4.05pm 6.35pm Download Here
Round 26 v Gold Coast Titans Sunday 1st September 12pm 2pm 4.30pm Download Here
Round 27 v Dolphins Sunday 8th September  2.05pm 4.05pm 6.35pm Download Here

 

Frequently asked questions

What is the Knights shuttle service?

The Knights shuttle service is a free bus service which will operate throughout the 2024 Newcastle Knights season. There are five main routes departing Belmont, Glendale, Wallsend, Mayfield and Newcastle CBD, with the service dropping off fans out the front of 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. 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 Knights shuttle?

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.

How often do services run?

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.

Timetables for each game are available from the table at the top of the page.

Where do I catch the shuttle after the match?

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 run during the Knights shuttle?

Yes, normal timetabled services will continue to operate in conjunction with the Knights 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

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