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Concession fares

Concession Opal card fares are for eligible tertiary students, Centrelink customers, apprentices and trainees. First check your eligibility and then apply on the Opal website.

When travelling on a Concession Opal card you must also carry your proof of entitlement card, otherwise you must pay for an Adult Opal fare using an Adult Opal card, contactless payment or Opal single ticket. If you do not, you may be fined.

If you forget to tap off you’ll be charged a default fare which is the maximum possible fare for the mode you are travelling on based on your Opal card type.

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 Opal fares.

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 a day, $25 a week, or $4.00 on Saturday and Sunday and public holidays.

Please note that:

When using a Concession Opal card, you receive a 30% fare discount when travelling on weekends, public holidays and outside of the peak times below. The discount applies on metro/train, bus and light rail services.

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
  • 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 Concession Opal
fare
Concession Opal
off peak fare
Adult Opal single
trip ticket fare
0 - 10 km $1.80 $1.26 $4.50
10 - 20 km $2.24 $1.56 $5.60
20 - 35 km $2.57 $1.79 $6.40
35 - 65 km $3.44 $2.40 $8.40
65+ km $4.43 $3.10 $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 Concession
Opal card peak fares
Concession Opal
off peak fare
Adult Opal single
bus ticket fare
0 - 3 km $1.60 $1.12 $4.00
3 - 8 km $1.86 $1.30 $4.60
8+ km $2.40 $1.68 $6.00
Distance Concession
Opal card fare
Concession Opal
off peak fare
Adult Opal single
trip ticket fare
0 - 9 km $3.06 $3.06 $7.60
9+ km $3.82 $3.82 $9.40
Newcastle Stockton ferry $1.60 $1.12 $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 Concession
Opal card fare
Concession Opal
off peak fare
Adult Opal single
trip ticket fare
0 - 3 km $1.60 $1.12 $4.00
3 - 8 km $1.86 $1.30 $4.60
8+ km $2.40 $1.68 $6.00