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Adult fares

Adult tickets are for everyone aged 16 years and older, with the exception of NSW/ACT Senior Secondary Students and those eligible for a concession fare.

If you don't have an Opal card you can use your contactless payment card or device for Adult Opal fares. Or you will need to purchase an Opal single trip ticket.

If you forget to tap off you’ll be charged a default fare which is the maximum possible fare for your trip.

Find out more about how Opal fares are calculated. You can use the Trip Planner or Opal Travel app to plan your trip and estimate the Opal fares.

With an Adult Opal card you can travel as much as you want on metro, train, bus, ferry and light rail services within the Opal network and you never pay more than $16.10 a day, $50 a week or $8.05 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Please note that:

You will receive a 30% fare discount on metro/train, bus and light rail services when travelling on weekends, public holidays and outside of the peak times below.

Note:

  • Your fare will be calculated from the time when you tap on.
  • Trips that include transfers between Sydney Metro, Sydney Trains and/or NSW TrainLink Intercity services are considered a continuous journey. No need to tap off and on again between services, and you’ll be charged a single fare
  • During the week, morning peak travel times can vary for some Intercity stations, depending on where you tap on
  • On weekends and public holidays, all fares are charged as off-peak.
  • There is no off-peak discount when using an Opal single ticket.
  • You can use the Trip Planner or Opal Travel app to plan your trip and estimate the Opal fares
Days of the week Sydney metro and trains peak times Intercity trains peak times Bus and light rail peak times
Monday to Friday

6.30am-10am

3pm-7pm

6am-10am

3pm-7pm

6.30am-10am

3pm-7pm

 

Distance Adult Opal
fare
Adult Opal
off peak fare
Adult Opal single
trip ticket fare
0 - 10 km $3.61 $2.52 $4.50
10 - 20 km $4.48 $3.13 $5.60
20 - 35 km $5.15 $3.60 $6.40
35 - 65 km $6.89 $4.82 $8.40
65+ km $8.86 $6.20 $10.80

Sydney airport

When travelling to the airport train stations, the Sydney Airport station access fee is added on to the cost of your fare.

 

Distance Adult Opal
fare
Adult Opal
off peak fare
Adult Opal single
bus ticket fare
0 - 3 km $3.20 $2.24 $4.00
3 - 8 km $3.73 $2.61 $4.60
8+ km $4.80 $3.36 $6.00
Distance Adult Opal
fare
Adult Opal
off peak fare
Adult Opal single
trip ticket fare
0 - 9 km $6.12 $6.12 $7.60
9+ km $7.65 $7.65 $9.40
Newcastle Stockton ferry
0-3 km
$3.20 $2.24 $4.00

Private ferries

Opal cards are accepted on some private ferries with OpalPay, wherever you see 'OpalPay accepted here'. With OpalPay, you can use your Opal card to pay your fare.

Note:

  • OpalPay fares are not the same as standard Opal fares. Fares and ticket terms and conditions are set by the operator
  • Concession fares are not offered on all services. Check with staff before you tap to pay
  • OpalPay will not contribute to your Opal travel benefits or discounts
  • Opal single trip tickets are not accepted on private ferries.
Distance Adult Opal
card fare
Adult Opal
off peak fare
Adult Opal single
trip ticket fare
0 - 3 km

$3.20

$2.24 $4.00
3 - 8 km $3.73 $2.61 $4.60
8+ km $4.80 $3.36 $6.00