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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
4 - 21 July 2019 Peak
22 July - 19 September 2019 Standard
20 September - 13 October 2019 Peak
14 October - 14 December 2019 Standard
15 - 31 December 2019 Peak
1 - 28 January 2020 Peak
29 January - 2 April 2020 Standard
3 - 26 April 2020 Peak
27 April - 4 June 2020 Standard
5 - 8 June 2020 Peak
9 June - 1 July 2020 Standard

 

When you book online, a 10% discount is automatically applied to any Adult fare. All 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, Concession fares and Discovery Pass 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 only and will be marked as an ‘Economy Saver’ or ‘First Class Saver’ in your fare options.

Region Services Advance booking discount
Southern

Central to Melbourne (621, 623)
Melbourne to Central (622, 624)

15%
Southern

Central to Canberra (631, 633, 635)
Canberra to Central (632, 634, 636)

15%
Southern Goulburn to Griffith (641)
Griffith to Goulburn (642)
20%
North Coast

Sydney to Brisbane (31)
Brisbane to Central (32)
Central to Casino (33)
Casino to Central (34)
Central to Grafton (35)
Grafton to Central (36)

20%
North West

Central to Armidale (223)
Armidale to Central (224)
Werris Creek to Moree (243)
Moree to Werris Creek (244)

20%
All regions All coach services

20%

When to book

Advanced booking discounts are only available for online bookings with travel dates during Standard season.

Dates Fare season
22 July - 19 September 2019 Standard
14 October - 14 December 2019 Standard
29 January - 2 April 2020 Standard
27 April - 4 June 2020 Standard
9 June - 1 July 2020 Standard

Changing or cancelling a booking

You can cancel and rebook your trip online at any time, however fees and charges may apply. Any new bookings must still meet the conditions to be eligible for the Advance booking discount. Bookings that are changed over the phone or in person will forfeit the advance booking discount.  

Discount conditions

Advance booking discount applies to Adult fares that are booked online on this website. Booking must be made 5 or more days prior to the departure date to be eligible for the discount. Discount is available for travel within Standard season dates and on selected services only. Discounted fares are marked ‘Economy Saver’ or ‘First Class Saver’. Advance booking discount does not apply to Peak, Child, Student, Pensioner, Concession, Discovery Pass, Employee or Sleeper fares.

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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