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Opal fares

Opal fares are based off distance travelled, with a set price for certain distance ranges. These are different for trains, buses, ferries and light rail.

0-3 km3-8 kmOver 8 km
Adult Opal Card$2.15$3.58$4.61
All concession Opal Cards$1.07$1.79$2.30
Less than 9 kmMore than 9 km
Adult Opal Card$5.88$7.35
Child and Student Opal Card$2.94$3.67
Gold Opal Card$2.50$2.50
0-3 km3-8 km
Adult$2.15$3.58
All Concession Opal Cards$1.07$1.79

Train fares work differently. You can use this calculator or find your price in the table below.

  • +3.21 km is added to trip distance if your train passes through Wynyard, Kings Cross or Central Station.
  • Trains will not always use the shortest available route to calculate your distance travelled.
  • You get 30% off when travelling off-peak, on weekends or on public holidays.
0-10 km10-20 km20-35 km35-65 kmMore than 65 km
Adult Opal Card$3.46$4.30$4.94$6.61$8.50
Child and Student Opal Card$1.73$2.15$2.47$3.30$4.25
Gold Opal Card$1.73$2.15$2.47$2.50$2.50

Opal discounts

  • Once you complete eight journeys between Monday and Sunday, your fares for the rest of the week are half price.
  • You get $2 off ($1 for concession cards) when you transfer to a different mode of transport within an hour.
  • Any trips on the same mode of transport, within an hour of each other, will count as one trip.
  • By playing your cards right you can earn rewards points by topping up your Opal card.
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    AnneOctober 29, 2018

    How much would my trip from Newcastle to Sydney airport? I am pensioner.

    • finder Customer Care
      JeniOctober 29, 2018Staff

      Hi Anne,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      As per Opal’s calculator page, pensioner’s fare from Newcastle to Sydney airport is $15.30. Please note that the Sydney Airport Station access fee is an additional fee to go through the ticket gates at Sydney Domestic Airport and Sydney International Airport train stations. This fee is added to the train fare for your journey, so you can calculate the total cost of your journey by adding the station access fee to your train fare. This fee is included in the total fare price when you use your Opal card or purchase an Opal single trip ticket.

      For more info on Opal fares, you may call the NSW Transport information services on 131500, which is available from 6am to midnight, 7 days a week.

      I hope this helps.

      Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any other enquiries.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    MarkOctober 17, 2018

    What would the train fare be from Campbelltown to newcastle opal card centrelink holder?

    • finder Customer Care
      JohnOctober 17, 2018Staff

      Hi Mark,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      As per the NSW transport calculator, your fare from Campbelltown Station, Campbelltown to Newcastle Station, Newcastle is $10.99 as a Opal card centrelink holder. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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    YoussefOctober 4, 2018

    What’s the fare by train from Revesby to Domestic airport using pensioner opal card

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      JoelOctober 5, 2018

      Hi Youssef,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      As per the NSW transport calculator, your fare from Revesby station to the domestic airport is 14.34 with the Opal pensioner card discount.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    NatashaAugust 9, 2018

    What is the fair from Quakers hill to Clyde?

    • finder Customer Care
      NikkiAugust 9, 2018Staff

      Hi Natasha!

      Thanks for reaching out!

      As per the NSW Calculator, the fair from Quakers hill to Clyde is $4.40

      Hope this was helpful. Don’t hesitate to message us back if you have more questions.

      Regards,
      Nikki

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    CharlesJuly 3, 2018

    Cost to travel from collaroy plateau to Gosford for pensioner

    • finder Customer Care
      NikkiJuly 5, 2018Staff

      Hi Charles!

      Thanks for leaving a question on our page.

      The Opal fare for seniors is capped at $2.50 per trip/per day.

      Hope this helps!

      Regards,
      Nikki

  6. finder Customer Care
    JonathanFebruary 21, 2018Staff

    Hi Frances, the opal rate for pensioners is capped at $2.50 a day.

    Best,

    Jonathan

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    nathanNovember 20, 2017

    Hi I was wondering if there will be a service running on Christmas day, from Newcastle to Sydney airport? Also could you tell me how much the fare would be?

    Thank you

    Nathan

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      ArnoldNovember 20, 2017

      Hi Nathan,

      Thanks for your inquiry

      We cannot confirm if there will be a service running on Christmas Day. But based on previous occasions there were services on a Christmas Day. Furthermore, The NSW government has changed opal fares. While we work on getting it back, you can use the official NSW transport calculator in the meantime or can find your price above.

      Hope this information helps

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    xiaoyuinauAugust 22, 2016

    Hi,

    I commute daily between central coast to pyrmont each weekdays. So my fare after 4 September would be from Mon to Thu $15 each day for 4 days. What about the Fifth day’s fare? Here is my calculation:

    Trip to Pyrmont: bus to gosford station 3.5/2=1.75
    Train gosford to central 5.81/2-2=0.91
    light rail central to pyrmont 2.1/2-2=-0.95
    Total fare: 1.71
    Trip back to central coast:
    Light to central 2.1/2=1.05
    Train central to gosford 8.3/2-2=2.15
    bus from gosford station to home: 3.5/2-2=-0.25
    Total fare: 2.95
    Please let me know if this calculation is correct. Your current calculation model can’t do this.

    • finder Customer Care
      KennethAugust 22, 2016Staff

      Hi xiaoyuinau,

      Thanks for your question. Based on the calculations you have provided, I’m assuming you are eligible for a half-price fare (either Concession or Child/Youth). Holders of concession and child Opal cards will only get $1 rebate when they switch between modes after 4th September. This is to reflect the fact that fares are half price for these commuters.

      For your trip from Central Coast to Pyrmont, a full-fare Adult during peak time would be charged (from 4th September):

      Bus to Gosford Station: $3.50
      Train from Gosford Station to Central Station: $3.50 + $8.30 – $2.00 (rebate) = $9.80
      LR from Central Station to Pyrmont Bay: $3.50 + $8.30 – $2.00 + $2.10 – $2.00 = $9.90

      A concession holder would be charged exactly half that amount – $4.95.

      The return journey would also cost the same amount, however, the daily cap for adult fares is $15 ($7.50 for concession). Therefore, your daily fare is capped at $15.

      From Monday to Thursday, you will incur $15 each day until Friday. By Friday, you would have paid $60 ($15×4) which is the Weekly Travel Cap (Weekly Travel Cap is $30 for concession holders).

      This means on a weekly basis, your fare will remain unchanged after the changes on 4th September, at $60 per week ($30 for concession holders).

      I hope that clears it up for you.

      Cheers,
      Ken

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    EliJuly 6, 2016

    Hi, how is replaced previous One Day Trip for Pensioners ,valued ; $2,50 ?

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    KarlzJuly 6, 2016

    According to this, my fare will double! How is this possible? I go from one train station to another, 5 days a week. I don’t transfer. Currently, I use 8 trips in the first 4 days, and the 2 trips on the 5th day are free. How will having to pay 2 extra trips (approx. $5 each direction) DOUBLE my weekly bill? If that’s the case I’ll skip the rubbish public transport and just drive!

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