Contactless payments now available on Central Coast and Western Sydney buses

Contactless payments

From today, customers can now tap on and off using your credit or debit card on Opal readers in buses within our Central Coast network.

Western Sydney buses were also fitted with the contactless payments technology and started accepting contactless payments from Monday 12 August.

If you tap with your credit or debit card you now receive the same fare and travel benefits of an Adult Opal card. You can also use your mobile wallet on your smartphone, tablet or wearable device that is linked to your American Express, Mastercard or Visa card.

Benefits include:

  • $2 discount for every transfer between modes (train, ferry, bus or light rail) as part of one journey. The Opal Transfer Discount does not apply when transferring between light rail and Sydney Ferries.
  • Half price travel after eight paid journeys in a week.
  • Fares capped daily, weekly and on Sundays.
  • 30% discount on train fares outside peak times.

Always separate your cards when you tap on and tap off so your preferred card is charged.

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