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Group travel

If you are planning to travel in a group you can join a standard service, book a Regional service or organise to charter a bus or coach.

Large groups should plan ahead and allow plenty of travel time on the day.

Opal network

Each person travelling in your group will need their own Opal card.

Plan ahead and ensure everyone has enough balance on their Opal card to cover their fare before boarding the train, bus, ferry or light rail.

It is not possible to reserve seats for large groups on the Opal network and it is not guaranteed your group will be able to board specific services.

Groups and school excursions can plan and track their services with the Trip Planner and transport apps.

If your group plans to travel on a regular bus service, it is best to avoid peak travel times as buses often reach capacity.

Peak times are generally Monday to Friday, 7am–9am and 4pm–6:30pm.

You may need to consider splitting into smaller groups and be prepared to stand if seats are full.

It is recommended that you contact Sydney Trains in advance to assist with your travel plans.

Send your information through the Sydney Trains excursions form and you will contacted by a Sydney Trains staff member.

Special event days and school holidays can be busy and popular ferry services fill up quickly.

Sydney Ferries cannot guarantee passage on a specific service and it is recommended that you arrive early to the wharf.

Keep in mind, ferry services can also be delayed and cancelled.

For information about group travel on Sydney Ferries, email

For group travel on the Stockton Ferry, contact Newcastle Ferries on 02 4974 1160.

Large groups should be prepared to split up into smaller groups as services can often reach capacity.

Light rail services run frequently so your group will not need to wait too long for the next service.

Regional NSW

For local bus services or to charter a bus, contact the local transport operator.

Private transport operators

For group travel on the private ferry services in Sydney and around NSW, contact the local transport operator.

To find out more about chartering a bus, contact the local transport operator.

If you need help locating a charter bus service for your desired route, contact 131 500.