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Peak, shoulder and off-peak fare seasons

Book a seat on NSW TrainLink Regional services

The busiest times to travel on NSW TrainLink Regional services is during school holidays. When you book and travel outside these peak periods, fares are lower – plus you get an additional 10% discount when booking an adult fare online.

Save 10% when you book online

Seasonal adult fares booked online include a 10% discount. Bookings made through 13 22 32 or NSW TrainLink accredited sales outlets will not receive the online discount.

Online booking discounts for adult fares

  • Peak season - 10% off peak season fares
  • Shoulder season - 35% off peak season fares
  • Off-peak season - 50% off peak season fares

The online booking discount is not applicable to concession or promotional fares. If you received the online discount and need to change your booking, you must rebook/cancel your original booking online to retain the discount. We recommend that you rebook your new journey prior to cancelling your existing booking.

Online cancellations and refunds are permitted up to 48 hours prior to travel. Cancellation fees apply. Refunds may take 3-5 days to process.

If you change an online booking through 13 22 32 or NSW TrainLink accredited sales outlets you will no longer be eligible for the online discount and may be required to pay the fare difference and a rebooking fee.

Seasonal dates and discount levels are as follows:

Dates Fare season Online discount on adult fares

1 to 16 December 2018

Shoulder

35% off

17 December 2018 to 29 January 2019

Peak

10% off

30 to 31 January 2019

Shoulder

35% off

1 February to 31 March 2019 

Off-peak

50% off

1 to 11 April 2019

Shoulder

35% off

12 to 29 April 2019

Peak

10% off

30 April to 13 May 2019

Shoulder

35% off

14 to 31 May 2019

Off-peak

50% off

1 to 6 June 2019

Shoulder

35% off

7 to 10 June 2019

Peak

10% off

11 to 30 June 2019 

Shoulder

35% off