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Contactless payments now on all services in Opal network

You can now use your credit card, debit card or linked device to tap on and tap off all public transport in the Opal network.

Contactless payments have been rolled out to all bus services in the Opal network. Buses have joined trains, ferries, light rail and Metro services in accepting contactless payments, giving you more choice in how to pay for your trip.

You can tap on and tap off with your American Express, Mastercard or Visa debit or credit card, or mobile wallets on smartphones, tablets and wearable devices linked to one these cards.

This achievement marks the final piece of the contactless payments roll-out. The first trial was rolled out on the F1 Manly to Circular Quay Ferry services in March 2018.

You will pay an Adult fare and, if you use the same credit card, debit card or linked device each time you travel, you will receive the same travel benefits of an Adult Opal card. Benefits include:

  • $2 discount for every transfer between modes (train, ferry, bus or light rail) as part of one journey. The Opal Transfer Discount does not apply when transferring between light rail and Sydney Ferries.
  • Half price travel after eight paid journeys in a week.
  • Fares capped daily, weekly and on Sundays.
  • 30% discount on train fares outside peak times.

Find out more about paying the right fare.

Note: contactless payments are not accepted for Transport Park&Ride.