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Fares and payments

In Sydney and surrounds, fares are calculated based on:

  • the distance you travel from tap on to tap off
  • how you choose to pay
  • the mode of transport you choose
  • whether you’re eligible for a concession fare or free travel
  • any Opal benefits such as discounts and capped fares that apply

Find out more about how Opal fares are calculated to find the right payment option for your trip. You can use the Trip Planner or Opal Travel app to estimate your fare before you travel.

Opal fares

Opal card fares are cheaper than Opal single trip tickets and have additional benefits to save you money.

Contactless

Use your credit, debit card or linked device to tap on and tap off on public transport on the Opal network (available on all buses soon). You get the same fare and travel benefits of an Adult Opal card. Contactless payments are not available on Park&Ride car parks