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More bus services in Sydney to become cashless

From Monday 28 October more bus services across Western Sydney, Inner West and the North Shore will be going cashless.

The services no longer selling tickets on board include Busways services in Blacktown, Schofields, Vineyard and Woodcroft, Transit Systems services across the Inner West and Forest Coaches services in Belrose, Chatswood, Frenchs Forest and West Pymble.

This means that Opal single bus tickets will no longer be sold on board. If you usually buy your ticket from the driver, you’ll now need to get an Opal card or use your contactless credit card, debit card or linked device to travel.

Opal cards are available online or over the counter from Opal retailers including most newsagents, post offices, convenience stores and supermarkets. If you have a contactless-enabled American Express, Mastercard, Visa card or linked device, you can use it to pay your fare at the Opal reader.

Tapping on and off with an Opal card, credit card or linked device is typically at least 20 per cent cheaper than buying an Opal single bus ticket in cash. Changing to cashless services also allows for faster boarding times resulting in fewer delays and more reliable on-time running. Remember to tap on and tap off to ensure you are charged with the correct fare and separate your cards when you tap on and tap off so your preferred card is charged.

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These services now only accept Opal cards and contactless payments:

The Busways Western Sydney bus routes going Opal only are indicated below:

Regular bus routes
668 Richmond to Windsor via Glossodia & Wilberforce
669 Sackville to Wilberforce via Ebenezer
671 Riverstone to Windsor via McGraths Hill & Vineyard
672 Wisemans Ferry to Windsor via Pitt Town & Oakville
673 Windsor to Penrith via Cranebrook
674 Mount Druitt to Windsor via Shanes Park & South Windsor
675C Windsor to Richmond via Bligh Park and RAAF Base
675A Windsor to Richmond via RAAF Base and Bligh Park
676 Windsor to South Windsor
677 Richmond to Penrith via Londonderry
678 Richmond to Penrith via Cranebrook
679 Maraylya to Windsor via McGraths Hill
680 Richmond to Bowen Mountain via Grose Vale & Grose Wold
682 Berambing & Kurrajong to Richmond 
718 Kings Langley to Seven Hills
721 Blacktown to Blacktown Hospital
722 Blacktown to Prospect via Flushcombe Road
723 Mount Druitt to Blacktown via Eastern Creek
724 Blacktown to Arndell Park via Huntingwood
726 Blacktown to Doonside via Monash Road
728 Mount Druitt to Blacktown
729 Mount Druitt to Blacktown via Michinbury
730 Castle Hill to Blacktown via Norwest & Glenwood
731 Rouse Hill to Blacktown via Stanhope Gardens
732 Rouse Hill to Blacktown via The Ponds
734 Riverstone to Blacktown via Schofields
735 Rouse Hill to Blacktown
738 Mount Druitt & Rooty Hill to Eastern Creek & Horsley Park
739V Mount Druitt to Mount Druitt South
741 Oakville to Riverstone via Maraylya
742 Marsden Park to Rouse Hill
743 Kings Langley to Blacktown
744 Blacktown Industrial Area to Blacktown
745 St Marys to Norwest Hospital via Stanhope Gardens
746 Rouse Hill Town Centre to Riverstone
747 Marsden Park to Rouse Hill via Riverstone
750 Blacktown to Mount Druitt via Bidwill
751 Rouse Hill Town Centre to Blacktown
752 Rouse Hill to Blacktown via Quakers Hill
753 Blacktown to Doonside
754 Blacktown to Mount Druitt via Hassall Grove
755 Plumpton & Shalvey to Mount Druitt
756 Blacktown to Mount Druitt via Woodcroft & Plumpton
757 Riverstone to Mount Druitt via Marsden Park & Rooty Hill
758 St Marys to Mount Druitt via Tregear & Shalvey
759 St Marys to Mount Druitt via Ropes Crossing
761 Mount Druitt to Bidwill
770 Mount Druitt to Penrith via St Marys
771 Mount Druitt to St Marys via Colyton
774 Mount Druitt to Penrith via Nepean Hospital
775 Mount Druitt to Penrith via Erskine Park
776 Mount Druitt to Penrith via St Clair
779 Erskine Park to St Marys
780 Mount Druitt to Penrith via Ropes Crossing
781 St Marys to Penrith via Glenmore Park
782 St Marys to Penrith via Werrington
783 Jordan Springs to Penrith
784 Penrith to Cranebrook
785 Werrington to Penrith via Cambridge Park
786 Penrith to Cranebrook via North Penrith
789 Luddenham to Penrith
791 Penrith to Jamisontown via South Penrith
793 Penrith to Jamisontown
794 Glenmore Park to Penrith via The Northern Road
795 Warragamba to Penrith
797 Penrith to Glenmore Park
799 Glenmore Park to Penrith via Regentville

The Transit Systems Inner West bus routes going Opal only are indicated below:

Regular bus routes
305 Mascot Stamford Hotel to Redfern
308 Marrickville Metro to Central Eddy Ave via Redfern
348 Wolli Creek to Bondi Junction
389 Bondi Junction to Pyrmont
401 Lidcombe Station to Lidcombe Birnie Ave
406 Five Dock to Hurlstone Park
407 Burwood to Strathfield
408 Rookwood Cemetery to Burwood via Flemington
410 Hurstville to Macquarie Park
412 Campsie to City Martin Place via Earlwood
413 Campsie to City Martin Place
415 Campsie to Chiswick
418 Kingsford to Burwood via Mascot, Sydenham & Dulwich Hill
420 Eastgardens to Burwood via Sydney Airport & Rockdale
420N Eastgardens to Burwood via Sydney Airport & Rockdale (Night Service)
422 Kogarah to Central Pitt St
423 Kingsgrove to City Martin Place
425 Tempe to Dulwich Hill
426 Dulwich Hill to City Martin Place
428 Canterbury to City Martin Place
431 Glebe Point to City Martin Place
433 Balmain Gladstone Park to Central Pitt St
436 Rodd Point and Chiswick to Central Pitt St
438 Abbotsford to City Martin Place
439 Mortlake to City Martin Place
440 Bondi Junction to Rozelle
441 City Art Gallery to Birchgrove via QVB
442 City QVB to Balmain East Wharf
445 Campsie to Balmain via Leichhardt Marketplace
447 Lilyfield to Leichhardt Marketplace
461 Burwood to City Domain
464 Ashfield to Mortlake
466 Ashfield to Cabarita Park
470 Lilyfield to City Martin Place
473 Rockdale to Campsie
476 Rockdale to Dolls Point
477 Miranda to Rockdale
478 Miranda to Rockdale via Ramsgate
479 Rockdale to Kyeemagh
480 Strathfield to Central Pitt St via Homebush Rd
483 Strathfield to Central Pitt St via South Strathfield
487 Bankstown Central to Canterbury
490 Drummoyne to Hurstville
491 Hurstville to Five Dock
492 Drummoyne to Rockdale
493 Roselands to Rockdale
502 Five Dock to City Town Hall
504 Chiswick to City Domain
508 Drummoyne to City Town Hall
526 Burwood to Rhodes Shopping Centre
530 Burwood to Chatswood
L23 Kingsgrove to City Martin Place (Limited Stops)
L28 Canterbury to City Martin Place (Limited Stops)
L37 Haberfield to City Town Hall (Limited Stops)
L38 Abbotsford to City Martin Place (Limited Stops)
L39 Mortlake to City Martin Place (Limited Stops)
M10 Maroubra Junction to Leichhardt via City
M20 Botany to Gore Hill
M30 Sydenham to Taronga Zoo
M50 Coogee to Drummoyne
X04 City Domain to Chiswick (Express Service)

The Forest Coaches North Shore bus routes going Opal only are indicated below:

Regular bus routes
141 Manly to Austlink
193 Warringah Mall to Austlink
194 St Ives Chase to City
195 Gordon to St Ives Chase
196 Mona Vale to Gordon
197 Mona Vale to Macquarie University via Gordon
260 Terrey Hills to North Sydney
270 Terry Hills to City QVB
L70 Terry Hills to City QVB (Limited Stops)
271 Belrose to City QVB
273 Killarney Heights to City QVB via Forestville
274 City QVB to Davidson via Frenchs Forest
277 Castle Cove to Chatswood
278 Killarney Heights & Castle Cove to Chatswood
280 Chatswood to Warringah Mall