Opal, tickets and fares

    The Opal network includes trains, buses, most ferries and light rail in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter, Illawarra and Southern Highlands.

    On the Opal network you can use an Opal card, an Opal single trip ticket or Opal single bus ticket.

    Opal card is a smartcard that you keep and reuse. You load value on your Opal card and pay as you go. Simply tap on at the beginning of your trip and tap off at the end to be charged the correct fare. Your Opal card calculates your fare including any transfers or breaks in your journey.

    Opal single trip tickets are available at selected stations and wharves for train, ferry and light rail. For bus, you can purchase an Opal single bus ticket from the driver on board the bus service you wish to travel on (excluding PrePay buses).