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.
NSW TrainLink provides travel options across a range of fares for Regional services.
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.
When travelling on Regional train services, you can book a class of travel that suits your needs.
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.
|1 January – 28 January||Peak|
|29 January – 1 April||Standard|
|2 April – 18 April||Peak|
|19 April – 10 June||Standard|
|11 – 14 June||Peak|
|15 – 25 June||Standard|
|26 June – 11 July||Peak|
|12 July – 16 September||Standard|
|17 September – 10 October||Peak|
|11 October – 14 December||Standard|
|15 – 31 December||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 or sleeper compartment fares and the Alpine bus trial 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.