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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
30 January 2024 to 28 March 2024 Standard
29 March 2024 to 1 April 2024 Peak
2 April to 11 April 2024 Standard
12 April to 28 April 2024 Peak
29 April to 6 June 2024 Standard
7 June to 10 June 2024 Peak
11 June to 4 July 2024 Standard
5 July to 21 July 2024 Peak
22 July to 26 September 2024 Standard
27 September to 13 October 2024 Peak
14 October to 14 December 2024 Standard
15 December to 31 December 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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