Bus tickets

Sydney bus driving up street
photo credit: Transport for NSW

Sydney metropolitan and outer metropolitan areas

You will need either an Opal card or a MyBus ticket to travel on any bus, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter and the Illawarra. There may be exceptions on special event buses or charter services.


In Newcastle, you will need either an Opal card or one of these tickets:

Regional NSW

NSW TrainLink Regional services, which include coaches, travel to 365 destinations in NSW, Queensland, the ACT and Victoria. You will need to pre-book your seat online, over the phone or in person. Visit NSW TrainLink Regional services reservations and tickets. Find out where services can take you on the NSW TrainLink Regional Trains and Coaches Network map.

For rural and regional buses, contact the transport operators for tickets and fares. Find out more about regional and rural transport.

Opal card and fares

Opal card fares are calculated based on where you tap on to where you tap off. The correct fare is automatically deducted from your card.

Use the trip planner to plan your trip and calculate your Opal fare.

MyBus tickets and fares

MyBus single tickets are available in three fare bands, in Adult and Concession.

Tickets can be purchased from bus drivers (except on PrePay buses), State Transit ticket vending machines, Transport Shop and ticket outlets such as newsagencies and convenience stores.

You cannot break your journey with a single MyBus ticket. MyBus tickets purchased from the driver are valid for that service only.

Concession tickets are available to children 4–15 years inclusive, students, pensioners and other concession card holders. Children aged 3 and under travel free.

You must carry the correct concession card when you travel using a concession MyBus ticket.

MyBus fares

Ticket fare band

MyBus 1
(1–2 sections)

MyBus 2
(3–5 sections)

MyBus 3
(6+ sections)

Adult single




Concession single




MyBus ticket terms and conditions

For MyBus fares:

Newcastle bus fares

Ticket fare type 1 hr time-based*
Adult single $3.80
Concession single $1.90

*These are valid for any bus trips taken on government bus services within one hour of first use.