Free trains are best way to Champions League action


Getting to Gold Coast Stadium for Wednesday night’s AFC Champions League clash between Brisbane Roar and Beijing Guoan is easy for those with a pre-purchased ticket.

Whether you live in Brisbane or on the Coast, free public transport to and from the stadium at Robina is included in the admission price of just $10 (adults) and $5 (children).

Tickets are still available through Ticketek.

But allow plenty of time to get there by kick-off at 7.30pm on Wednesday night. 

Trains will leave Brisbane Central for Robina about every 15 minutes from 3.30pm tomorrow afternoon. Consult the Translink journey planner and timetables for express trains and those services which stop at a station near you.

For instance, the latest departure from the Brisbane CBD to make the kick-off is the 5.59pm Gold Coast service from Platform 1 at Central Station which arrives at Robina at 7.18pm. The stadium is a short walk away.

Trains returning to Brisbane from Robina continue for up to four hours after the match.

Gold Coast patrons also get free travel to and from the match on Surfside buses and the G-Link. They can also use Gold Coast stations to take trains from Brisbane headed to Robina.

Those planning to drive to Gold Coast Stadium should consult the stadium website cbussuperstadium.com.au for information on shuttle bus services from various park ‘n ride lots north and south of the venue.

The Roar will play two other AFC Champions League games on the Gold Coast – against South Korea’s Suwon Bluewings on Tuesday, 17 March; and against Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds on Tuesday, 5 May.

A special three-game ticket package is still available for purchase at $25 (adults) and $15 (children). It also includes free transportation.

Tickets bought at the gate will be $12 (adults) and $7 (children).