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Regional tickets and fares

With NSW TrainLink you can travel by train and coach to 365+ destinations across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and the ACT.

Seats on Regional services are allocated and you will need to book your ticket before you travel. You cannot use an Opal card for travel on these services. Book online, over the phone or in person with an accredited sales agent. On selected services, you can purchase a ticket on board using cash or credit/debit card.

Fare types

NSW TrainLink provides travel options across a range of fares for Regional services.

Adult fares are available on all Regional services for people aged 16 years and over. Fares may include seasonal and special discounts throughout the year.

Child fares are available on most Regional services for children aged 4 to 15 years. Family fares are also available.

Children aged 0 to 3 years travel for free on Regional services.

A number of Concession fares are available on most Regional services, including student and pensioner. You must present proof of entitlement at the time of booking and also carry this with you when you travel. Check your eligibility.

NSW TrainLink Discovery Pass offers unlimited travel on train and coach Regional services for the duration and travel class of the pass that has been purchased.

Travel class

When travelling on Regional train services, you can book a class of travel that suits your needs.

Most of the seats available on Regional services are Economy. All coach travel is classed as Economy.

Limited First Class seating is available on train services only. First Class offers more leg room and a greater seat recline, and is more expensive than Economy.

On long distance day services, sleeper compartments convert to daysitter accommodation for First Class customers.

Ways to save

NSW TrainLink offers great value travel every day. Take advantage of even more ways to save next time you travel, with seasonal fares, online and advance booking discounts, plus limited-time fare offers on selected journeys throughout the year.

Adult fares vary depending on the time of year you travel, based on travel seasons. Peak fares apply during busy travel periods, including in the lead up to and during school holidays, public holidays and major events. It’s cheaper to travel outside these peak periods when Standard fares apply.

Seasonal dates

Dates Fare season
18 July 2022 to 22 September 2022 Standard
23 September 2022 to 9 October 2022 Peak
10 October 2022 to 20 December 2022 Standard
21 December 2022 to 26 January 2023 Peak
27 January 2023 to 31 March 2023 Standard
1 April 2023 to 6 April 2023 Standard
7 April 2023 to 24 April 2023 Peak
25 April 2023 to 8 June 2023 Standard
9 June 2023 to 12 June 2023 Peak
13 June 2023 to 29 June 2023 Standard
30 June 2023 to 16 July 2023 Peak
17 July 2023 to 21 September 2023 Standard
22 September 2023 to 8 October 2023 Peak
9 October 2023 to 14 December 2023 Standard
15 December 2023 to 29 January 2024 Peak
30 January 2024 to 28 March 2024 Standard
29 March 2024 to 31 March 2024 Peak

When you book online, a 10% discount is automatically applied to most Adult fares. All applicable fares shown on this website are inclusive of the 10% online booking discount.

If you need to change an existing online booking and want to retain your 10% discount, you will need to cancel your original booking and complete a new booking online. We recommend you rebook your new trip before cancelling your existing booking.

If you change an online booking over the phone on 13 22 32 or through a NSW TrainLink accredited sales outlet, you will no longer be eligible for the online discount and may be required to pay the fare difference and a rebooking fee. Child, Student, Pensioner, Concession, Discovery Pass, Employee and sleeper compartment fares do not qualify for the online booking discounts.

When you book a Standard Adult fare online 5 or more days before your departure date, you can get a discount of up to 10% on your fare, plus an additional 10% discount for booking online.

The Advance booking discount is available for selected services and travel dates only, and will be marked as an ‘Economy Saver’ or ‘First Class Saver’ in your fare options. See more on the Advance booking discount.

Online Saver fares mean you can save on Standard Adult travel with limited-time offers on selected trips. Online Saver fares are discounted up to 25% from Standard Adult fares and can only be purchased online. Plus when you book online, you will get an additional 10% discount.

If an Online Saver fare is available for your trip, it will be marked as 'Economy Saver' or 'First Class Saver' in your fare options. See all current Online Saver fares.

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