Trips, journeys and transfers
When using your Opal card, fares are charged depending on the distance of your trip or overall journey, and transfers you make along the way.
A trip is travel on one route, on one mode. When you transfer to another route or service, you are commencing a new trip.
A journey consists of one or more trips on eligible services where transfers between services occur within 60 minutes*.
A transfer occurs at the end of a single trip. It is a change of transport mode or route, to another service or route, to continue a journey. Transfers made within a standard transfer time of 60 minutes combine trips into a single journey.
The 60 minute transfer time applies to all services except the Sydney Ferries Manly ferry service where the standard transfer time is 130 minutes from tap on.