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Contactless payments

Enjoy the convenience of travelling with your credit or debit card or device

Tap on and tap off
Use the same card or device (American Express, Mastercard, Visa) to complete a trip

Just turn up
No need to top up in advance

Same Opal benefits
You'll be charged an Adult Opal fare

Same Adult fares, same Opal benefits

You will be charged an Adult Opal fare, just like an Opal card. You will receive the same Opal benefits:

  • $2 discount for every transfer between modes as part of one journey.
  • Half price travel after eight paid journeys in a week
  • Fares capped daily, weekly and on weekends
  • 30% discount on metro/train, bus and light rail fares outside peak times. 

Concession fares are not currently available using contactless payments.

See more on fares

Types of contactless payments

If your bank card shows the contactless symbol  you can use it to pay for your travel.

  • We accept American Express (AMEX), Mastercard and Visa credit or debit cards.
  • If you're unsure whether your card is contactless-enabled, check with your card issuer.

Add a payment card to your digital wallet on your phone, watch or other device to pay for your fare.

  • We accept American Express (AMEX), MasterCard, Visa credit or debit cards.
  • Tap on and tap off with the same device each time to access your travel benefits.
  • Ensure your device has enough battery to avoid paying the maximum fare.

Tips to pay the right fare

  • Use the same device or card to tap on and tap off public transport.
  • Separate your cards in your wallet to avoid card clash
  • Make sure your device is charged for the duration of your trip

See more tips

One secure account to manage your travel

  • Add and manage multiple cards securely
  • View detailed trip history in your personalised dashboard
  • Get reimbursed for any charge errors
  • Track progress toward your weekly travel benefits

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Contactless payments

Check your contactless travel activity

  • View your last 50 trips using contactless payments by entering your card details.

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Opal Travel app

Opal Travel is the only official Transport for NSW Opal app and it’s free.

The app manages your travel across the Opal Network in Sydney and greater New South Wales including trip planning, travel alerts and managing your Opal or contactless payments.

Get Opal Travel app