Light rail tickets and fares

Sydney light rail leaving platform

Sydney metropolitan area

You must have an Opal card, or you will need to purchase an Opal single trip ticket to travel on the L1 Dulwich Hill Line.

To ensure you are travelling on a valid ticket, you must tap on with your Opal card, or Opal single trip ticket, at the start of your trip and tap off at the end. If you do not, you may be fined or charged a higher fare.

Opal card

Opal card light rail fares are based on two distance-based fare bands and calculated from where you tap on to where you tap off. The correct fare is automatically deducted from your card.

You can use the trip planner to calculate your approximate Opal card fare.

Opal single trip tickets

Opal single trip ticket fares for light rail are based on two distance-based fare bands and are available in Adult and Child/Youth.

Adult tickets are for all customers aged 16 years and older, with the exception of Senior Secondary Student Concession Card holders.

Child/Youth tickets are for children aged 4–15 years inclusive and eligible full time NSW/ACT school students aged 16 years or older with a Senior Secondary Student Concession Card. Students must carry the correct proof of entitlement.

Tickets can be purchased from Opal top up and single trip ticket machines at selected light rail stations. They are valid from time of purchase until 4am the next day.

You cannot break your journey with an Opal single trip ticket. If you leave the light rail vehicle, the ticket is no longer valid.

Opal single trip tickets must be tapped on and tapped off like an Opal card to be valid.

Light Rail Opal fares

Children aged 3 years and under travel free.


Distance Adult Opal card fare Adult Opal single trip fare
0 - 3 km $2.10 $2.60
3 - 8 km $3.50 $4.20



Distance Child/Youth Opal card fare Child/Youth Opal single trip fare
0 - 3 km $1.05 $1.30
3 - 8 km $1.75 $2.10


Concession, Senior and Pensioner

Distance Concession Opal card fare Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card fare Adult Opal single trip fare
0 - 3 km $1.05* $1.05*  $2.60*
3 - 8 km $1.75* $1.75*  $4.20*

*If you are travelling on a Concession Opal card or a Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card and are entitled to concession fares, you must have sufficient value on your card and carry your proof of entitlement. Otherwise you must travel with and pay for an Adult Opal fare. If you do not, you may be fined.

Opal terms and conditions