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Use the official Transport NSW trip planner fare calculator below, or find your price in the fare table.

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$2.24$3.73$4.80
All concession Opal Cards$1.12$1.86$2.40
Less than 9 kmMore than 9 km
Adult Opal Card$6.12$7.65
Child and Student Opal Card$3.06$3.82
Gold Opal Card$2.50$2.50
0-3 km3-8 km
All Concession Opal Cards$1.12$1.86

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$3.61$4.48$5.15$6.89$8.86
Child and Student Opal Card$1.80$2.24$2.57$3.44$4.43
Gold Opal Card$1.80$2.24$2.50$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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    LorraineNovember 27, 2019

    How much for ferry from Millers Point to Manley?

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      AshNovember 27, 2019

      Hi Lorraine,

      Thank you for contacting Finder.

      It will be at least 16 km. from Millers Point to Manley and according to their fare matrix, if you have the Adult Opal Card, it will be $7.51 then $3.75 for Child and Student Opal Cardholder. Lastly, $2.50 for the Gold Opal Cardholder.

      I hope this helps.


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    GopiAugust 8, 2019

    If I reach weekly travel reward of 8 trips. Will train to airport charge me half price..??

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      FayeAugust 9, 2019Staff

      Hi Gopi,

      Thanks for contacting Finder.

      Yes, you will only pay for eight trips per week, with the remaining trips being half price. Check our guide to Opal card for more information.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind Regards,

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    ColMay 13, 2019

    How much does it cost (with Opal card) from Dapto to Central station?

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      MaiMay 14, 2019Staff

      Hi Col,

      Thank you for reaching out.

      Using the fare calculator above this page, it shows that Dapto Station to Central Station, Sydney ranges from $6.08 – $8.69. The price varies on the date and time that you put in. I suggest you make use of the calculator above and put in your travel date and time to show Opal fare for the trip you prefer.

      Hope this helps! 😊

      Kind Regards,

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    ShivaApril 24, 2019

    Just wondering how much it cost to travel to circular quay and back from Parramatta via ferry adult and children.

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      MaiApril 25, 2019Staff

      Hi Shiva,

      Thank you for reaching out.

      As per the ferries table above, adult fare from Parramatta to Circular Quay is $7.51 while $3.74 for children since your origin and destination is more than 9 KM. Then same amount for the return. You can also fill out the fare calculator above and put in your travel details to check too.

      Hope this helps! 😊

      Kind Regards,

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    CherylApril 16, 2019

    How much for an adult travelling from Broadmeadow to Central and return? Also how much for a student concession from Broadmeadow to Central and return?
    We are catching the 11.30am train from Broadmeadow.

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      JeniApril 17, 2019Staff

      Hi Cheryl,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      From Broadmeadow Station to Central Station, Sydney it would cost $6.08 for adults while $3.03 for children/youth, train leaving at 11:30AM.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!


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    EsmeFebruary 12, 2019

    Hi, we are currently visit our Kids in Newcastle. We are pensioners from SA. Would we qualify for a pensioner discount? How much wil a trainticket cost from Newcastle to Melbourne?

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      JohnFebruary 13, 2019Staff

      Hi Esme,

      Thank you for reaching out to finder.

      If you have a Pensioner Concession Card issued by any Australian state or territory, you are entitled to concession fares on public transport in NSW. You must carry your Pensioner Concession Card when travelling on a concession fare as proof of entitlement or you may be fined. Concessions are generally not available on private ferries, event shuttles buses, chartered bus services and Great Southern Rail services. An estimate provided by the Transport for NSW is at $139.06. Hope this helps!


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    SharonJanuary 23, 2019

    I am a pensioner and trace for $2.50 but I would like to know how much it would cost to take my 4 grandchildren to Manly. So it’s the train from Fairfield to the Quay and the ferry to Manly return.


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      JeniJanuary 26, 2019Staff

      Hi Sharon,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      It would cost $1.76 from Fairfield Station, Platform 1 to Circular Quay Station, Platform 2 then $3.11 per child from Circular Quay, Wharf 2 to Manly Wharf 2.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!


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    JadeJanuary 21, 2019

    I now have a Job in Bay st Broadway Sydney and I am leaving from Oak flats how much would my weekly ticket return

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      NikkiJanuary 22, 2019

      Hi Jade,

      Thanks for getting in touch and congratulations on your new job. Our Opal calculator currently is undergoing some updates. You may check your weekly commute expenses via the NSW transport calculator.

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


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    EmmaJanuary 9, 2019

    How much would my trip be if a caught a train from Bomaderry to Wollongong?

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      JhezJanuary 11, 2019Staff

      Hi Emma,

      Thank you for your comment.

      If you’re travelling from Bomaderry Station, Platform 1 to Wollongong Station, Platform 1, the Opal fare would range from $4.73 to $6.08.

      Should you wish to have real-time answers to your questions, try our chat box on the lower right corner of our page.


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    AnneOctober 29, 2018

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

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      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!


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