School Term Bus Pass (purchased)

    Information note

    School Term Bus Passes now available for 2017 travel

     

    You can purchase bus travel on a School Term Bus Pass for 2017 online. If a student already has a School Term Bus Pass on a School Opal card and you need to purchase extra terms, you should do so before the beginning of the new school term for which you need to purchase travel.

    Overview

    If you are a NSW school student and you live too close to school to qualify for free school travel under the School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS), you may be eligible to purchase a School Term Bus Pass for $52.

    Inside Opal network

    • Travel to and from school on bus services for $52 per term with the School Opal card

    School Term Bus Pass

    Eligibility

    For primary school students who reside less than 1.6km or secondary school students who reside less than 2.0km (straight line distance) from the school attended.

    How to apply

    A School Term Bus Pass can be purchased for one or more terms in the school year. The current cost is $52 (including GST) per term. Price is correct at the time of publication and is subject to change. Eligible travel for the number of terms purchased is loaded onto a School Opal card, which the student keeps. Any subsequent school terms purchased are loaded onto the same card.

    Apply online


    Travelling inside the Opal network

    The School Term Bus Pass can be used on any nominated bus service in the Opal network. It is valid for travel between the student’s registered home address and the school on school days only, via the most direct route.


    Replacement cards

    Lost or stolen School Term Bus Pass that is a School Opal card. If you proceed with replacing your School Opal card, it will be cancelled immediately and a new card will be sent within 8 to 10 working days. A card replacement fee may apply.

    Damaged School Term Bus Pass that is a School Opal card: phone 131 500 or email concessions@transport.nsw.gov.au quoting the student's name, address and school.
    A card replacement fee may apply.