Opal is the smartcard ticketing system used to pay for travel on our Sydney and Central Coast services.
Opal card and fares
Visit the Opal page on the Transport Info website for information on:
- Getting an Opal card
- Opal card types
- Opal card fares
- Managing your Opal card
- Opal customer support
Opal fares will change from Monday 6 July 2020 including a temporary 50% discount for off-peak travel on metro/train, bus and light rail services.
Opal single bus tickets
If you don’t have an Opal card, Opal single bus tickets can be purchased from the driver (except on PrePay buses).
Visit the Opal single tickets page on the Transport Info website for more information ticket types, fares and conditions.
Regional tickets and fares
A number of ticket options are available for customers in the North Coast region depending on how far and often you travel.
Eligible concession card holders can also access discounted bus fares on our services.
The Opal card is not accepted on rural and regional bus services.
Rural and Regional bus fares
Bus fares are determined by the number of sections travelled for a trip. If you know how many sections your trip entails, you can find out the cost of your bus trip by using the fare tables below.
One section equals approximately 1.6km. If you don’t know how many sections your trip is but want to know the exact fare, contact us using our General Enquiry Form.
- Adult fares table
Fare band No. of sections Adult single ticket Adult return ticket Adult daily ticket Adult weekly ticket 1 1-2 $2.30 $4.60 $5.00 $18.00 2 3-6 $3.30 $5.00 $5.00 $20.00 3 7-15 $4.20 $8.40 $10.00 $33.00 4 16-25 $4.50 $9.00 $10.00 $36.00 5 26-37 $5.90 $10.00 $10.00 $40.00 6 38-56 $7.50 $15.00 $20.00 $60.00 7 57-75 $10.00 $20.00 $20.00 $80.00 8 76-100 $15.00 $30.00 $30.00 $80.00 9 101-125 $20.00 $30.00 $30.00 $80.00
- Child and Concession fares table
You will need your concession card when boarding a bus in order to purchase a concession fare.
Fare band No. of sections Concession single ticket Concession return ticket Concession daily ticket Concession weekly ticket 1 1-2 $1.10 $2.20 $2.50 $9.00 2 3-6 $1.60 $2.50 $2.50 $10.00 3 7-15 $2.10 $4.20 $5.00 $16.50 4 16-25 $2.20 $4.40 $5.00 $18.00 5 26-37 $2.90 $5.00 $5.00 $20.00 6 38-56 $3.70 $7.40 $10.00 $30.00 7 57-75 $5.00 $10.00 $10.00 $40.00 8 76-100 $7.50 $15.00 $15.00 $40.00 8 101-125 $10.00 $15.00 $15.00 $40.00
To travel on our buses in the North Coast region you need a valid bus ticket. Tickets can be paid for using contactless payments or cash. It will help the driver if you have the correct or small change ready.
Find out more about each ticket type and decide which is best for your journey.
- Single tickets
Single tickets allow for a one trip from the origin to the destination.
- Return tickets
Return tickets allow for travel from the origin to the destination and back to the origin again.
- Daily ticket
A daily ticket allows for unlimited travel for the sections and fare bands purchased for that day of travel. This ticket is a handy option if you need to make several trips within certain sections within a day.
- Weekly ticket
A weekly ticket allows for unlimited travel up to the sections and fare bands purchased for that week of travel. This ticket is a handy option if you need to make several trips within certain sections within a week.
- Concession tickets
Eligible concession card holders can purchase concession fares for the Single ticket, Return ticket, Daily ticket and the Weekly ticket.
- Transfer ticket
Transfer tickets allow customers to transfer from one bus service to another and are a cheaper option than buying two tickets. Customers should ask for a Transfer ticket when boarding their first bus if they intend to transfer buses.
Transfer ticket conditions
- Regional Excursion Daily ticket
Regional Excursion Daily (RED) tickets provide eligible concession card holders with unlimited daily travel within our rural and regional networks for just $2.50.
The ticket is valid until midnight on the day of purchase and is available to buy from the driver on the first bus you catch.
The RED ticket is available to people if you have one of the following cards:
- Free travel
You are eligible for free travel if you hold one of the following cards: