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Opal Travel

Transport for NSW digital tools
Trip Planning
Opal fares
Regional services
Travel alerts
School buses
Service capacity

Opal Travel app is the official Transport for NSW app to help you get around in NSW. Plan your journey, receive travel alerts, manage your payments, top up on the go and more with Opal Travel app.

Key features

Plan your journey

With the Opal Travel app, you can: 

  • Plan your trip: Plan end-to-end journeys, comparing driving, public transport, walking and cycling options. 
  • Departure times: Check departure times for train, metro, bus, light rail and ferry services. 
  • Save and access trips: Save your regular trips and easily access your saved and recent trips. 
  • Fare comparison: Compare fares for different trip options. 
  • Real-time updates: Check passenger capacity and location of your next service. 
  • Support navigation: On-the-go guidance for a hassle-free journey. 
  • Set up departure board iOS widget:  View your next service at a glance from your iPhone home screen outside the Opal Travel app. 

Learn how to set up Opal Travel app widget on iOS device

Get travel alerts

  • Personalised travel alerts: Stay informed about disruptions affecting your trip. 
  • Real-time travel information: Stay informed about whether services are running on time for peace of mind.
  • Stop alerts: Get notified when you're approaching your destination. 
  • Accessibility notifications: Find out if a service is wheelchair accessible and check accessibility facilities.

Learn how to set up travel notifications 

Manage your payments and cards 

Manage contactless payments

  • Track payment activity: Review your contactless payment travel history and fares.
  • Request fare reimbursement: Easily submit fare reimbursement requests.
  • Transport Connect account: Manage your Transport Connect account for hassle-free transactions.

Learn more about contactless payments

Manage and top up Opal card

  • Opal card registration: Register your Opal card to view your card balance. 
  • Top up your Opal card: Add funds to your Opal card (allow up to an hour for your card balance to update). 
  • Auto Top-Up: Set up automatic top-ups for your Opal card. 
  • Travel activity: Check your travel history and fares for both Opal card and contactless payments. 
  • Low balance alerts: Receive notifications when your Opal card balance is running low. 
  • Card management: Manage your Opal cards and Opal account. 
  • Balance checks: Easily scan your Opal card with your device to view your tap-on status and account balance. 
  • Lost or stolen cards: Report lost or stolen cards and transfer the remaining balance to eligible linked cards. 

Learn more about Opal card 

Download Opal Travel App

Get started today by downloading the app: 

  • The app is free to download from Apple App Store or Google Play Store
  • Opal Travel app is supported on iOS operating system 14 and above or Android operating systems 7 and above


We’d like to hear your feedback about the Opal Travel app. Contact us via the app by going to the Help & Feedback section or fill in the App feedback form online. 


By Transport for NSW

Opal Travel App terms of use (pdf 164KB)