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Peak and off-peak fare seasons

Book a seat on NSW TrainLink Regional services

The busiest times to travel on long distance services is during school holidays. When you book outside these peak periods, Adult fares are lower.

  • Peak season - normal fares apply
  • Shoulder season- 15% lower than the peak season fares
  • Low season - 30% lower than peak season fares

Fare specials

When you book online, the current seasonal fare and any other fare specials that apply to your trip will be displayed for you to select.

Seniors and pensioners receive a 50% concession on the peak season Adult fare all year round, no further discounts apply.

Peak, shoulder and low season dates

Dates Season Fares
10 October to 14 December 2017 Shoulder season 15% discount
15 December 2017 to 7 January 2018 Peak season normal fares
8 to 21 January 2018 Shoulder season 15% discount
22 to 28 January 2018 Peak season normal fares
29 January to 25 March 2018 Low season 30% discount
26 March to 8 April 2018 Peak season normal fares
9 April to 29 April 2018 Shoulder season 15% discount
30 April to 3 June 2018 Low season 30% discount
4 to 17 June 2018 Peak season normal fares
18 June to 6 July 2018 Low season 30% discount
7 to 22 July 2018 Shoulder season normal fares
23 July to 23 September 2018 Low season 30% discount
24 September to 14 October 2018 Shoulder season 15% discount
15 October to 16 December 2018 Low season 30% discount
17 to 23 December 2018 Shoulder season 15% discount
24 December 2018 to 6 January 2019 Peak season normal fares