If you are 16 years of age and over, you need to pay adult fares unless you are eligible for a concession fare.
Sydney and surrounding areas
You can use an Opal card on all modes of public transport within the Opal network. Adult Opal cards are for everyone aged 16 years and over who normally pays an adult fare.
You can also use your contactless credit or debit card or mobile device to pay an Adult Opal fare.
You can get an Adult Opal card over the counter from Opal retailers. You can also order your card on the Opal website.
Using an Opal card provides you with many travel benefits.
If you don’t have an Opal card, you can:
- use your contactless credit or debit card or mobile device to pay an Adult Opal fare. You will be eligible for Opal travel benefits.
- buy an Opal single trip ticket for metro, train, ferry or light rail services from Opal top up and single trip ticket machines located at selected stations and wharves.
- buy an Opal single bus ticket on board from the bus driver, except on Opal only services.
When you catch a train to or from Sydney Domestic Airport Station or International Airport Station, you will need to pay the Sydney Airport station access fee.
You will need to book your ticket before you travel on NSW TrainLink Regional train and coaches. You cannot use an Opal card for travel on Regional services.
When travelling in regional NSW on regional transport services, you will need to contact the local transport operators for ticketing and fare information.