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Concession fares

Concession fares are for:

  • eligible tertiary students
  • Centrelink customers
  • apprentices and trainees.

Check your eligibility and find out how to apply.

When using a Concession Opal card, you must also carry your proof of entitlement card. If not, you must pay an Adult fare by using an Adult Opal card or contactless payment, to avoid fines.

Don’t forget to tap off, or you’ll be charged a default fare which is the maximum possible fare for your trip. You will never be charged more than the Daily cap.

You can use the Trip Planner or Opal Travel app to plan your trip and estimate the Opal fares.

Learn how Opal fares work.

With a Concession 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:

  • $8.90 a day (Monday to Thursday)
  • $4.45 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
  • $25 a week

Please note that:

  • The Opal week runs from Monday to Sunday.
  • The Sydney Airport station access fee isn’t included in the Daily or Weekly Travel Caps however there is a separate weekly cap on the station access fee.

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

Distance Concession peak fare Concession off peak fare
0 - 10 km $2.00 $1.40
10 - 20 km $2.48 $1.73
20 - 35 km $2.86 $2.00
35 - 65 km $3.82 $2.67
65+ km $4.92 $3.44

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 Concession peak fare Concession off-peak fare
0 – 3km $1.60 $1.12
3 - 8km $2.07 $1.44
8+km $2.66 $1.86
Distance Concession fare
0 - 9 km $3.39
9+ km $4.24
Newcastle Stockton ferry $1.60

Private ferries

Some private ferries accept Opal cards through OpalPay. Check for 'OpalPay accepted here' signs. OpalPay fares differ from regular Opal fares and don't count towards Opal benefits.

Not all private ferries offer concession fares; ask staff before tapping.

Distance Concession peak fare Concession off peak fare
0 - 3 km $1.60 $1.12
3 - 8 km $2.07 $1.44
8+ km $2.66 $1.86