The School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) provides eligible students with free or subsidised travel from home to school.

Depending on if you are travelling within the Opal network or in rural and regional areas, students may receive a School Opal card or a school bus pass.

School Opal card

School Opal cards are issued to eligible students by Transport for NSW, providing free school travel from home to school on our Sydney and Central Coast bus services.

Applying for a School Opal card

For School Opal card information, visit the School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) website or call 131 500 for full details on:

  • how to apply for a School Opal Card
  • who is eligible for a school bus pass
  • conditions of school free travel
  • replacing a lost, stolen or damaged School Opal card.

School Term Bus Pass

If you don’t qualify for a School Opal card, you may be eligible to purchase a School Term Bus Pass from Transport for NSW.

A School Term Bus Pass offers discounted travel on buses between home and school for a school term.

For School Term Bus Pass information, visit the School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) website or call 131 500 for full details on:

  • how to apply for a School Term Bus Pass
  • eligibility criteria for a School Term Bus Pass
  • conditions of travel
  • replacing a lost, stolen or damaged term pass.

School Bus Pass

School bus passes are issued to eligible students by Transport for NSW, providing free school travel from home to school on our North Coast bus services.

Applying for a school bus pass

For school bus pass information, visit the School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) website or call 131 500 for full details on:

  • how to apply for a school bus pass
  • who is eligible for a school bus pass
  • conditions of school free travel
Replacing a lost, stolen or damaged school bus pass

You can purchase a replacement school bus pass for $15 by:

Replacement school bus passes are sent to the student’s home address. If you need to register a change of address, please let your school office know.

School Term Bus Pass

If you don’t qualify for a free school bus pass, you may be eligible to purchase a School Term Bus Pass from Busways.

A School Term Bus Pass offers discounted travel on buses between home and school for a school term.

Purchasing a School Term Bus Pass

You can purchase a School Term Bus Pass by:

Replacing a lost, stolen or damaged School Term Bus Pass

You can replace a lost, stolen or damaged School Term Bus Pass for $15 by visiting the Busways depot where you purchased your School Term Bus Pass from.