Where to get Opal cards and tickets

Opal cards

It's easy to get an Adult or Child/Youth Opal card:

Find out about getting a Senior/Pensioner or Concession Opal card

Adult and Child/Youth Opal single trip tickets are available from Opal top up and single trip ticket machines.

For School Opal cards, see the School Student Transport Scheme.

For more information about Opal, visit the Opal website.

Paper tickets

From 1 January 2016 the only paper tickets sold across the Opal network will be Adult and Concession single tickets for trains, buses, ferries and light rail; and return tickets for trains, ferries and light rail. Some paper tickets can be purchased in advance from ticket outlets, for example, for PrePay bus services. Ticket outlets include newsagencies, convenience stores, selected post offices, shops and kiosks.

For more information about how we're simplifying ticketing, see ticket retirement.

You can use our suburb search below to find an Opal card retailer or ticket outlet near you.

Mode

Available tickets

Train

Sydney and Intercity Trains accept Opal cards. If you don’t have an Opal card, you can purchase single and return Adult and Concession tickets at the station from the ticket office or ticket vending machines.

NSW TrainLink Regional trains and coach services are reserved seat services and Opal is not accepted. Visit NSW TrainLink to book and pay for Regional travel.

See Train tickets and fares for more information.
Bus

Buses accept Opal card in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter, and the Illawarra.

Single Adult and Concession tickets can be purchased from the driver on the bus, excluding PrePay Only services, where you need an Opal card or a paper ticket to board.  Single tickets can be purchased from some ticket outlets. Use our suburb search below to find an Opal card retailer or ticket outlet.

See Bus tickets and fares for more information.
Ferry

Sydney Ferries F1–F7 services and the Stockton ferry in Newcastle accept Opal card. Private ferries do not accept Opal card. 

Sydney Ferries sells single and return Adult and Concession tickets from the ticket office or ticket vending machines at Circular Quay and Manly. Tickets may also be sold by the customer service officer on board the ferry.

For private ferry tickets, contact your transport operator.

See Ferry tickets and fares for more information
Light Rail

Light rail accepts Opal card. 

You can also purchase single and return tickets from the customer service officer on board.

Customer service officers accept cash only. There are no facilities for EFTPOS or credit card at light rail stops or on board.

See Light rail tickets and fares for more information.

Concession tickets

Concession paper tickets can be purchased from Transport Shops, train stations and ticket outlets.  If travelling on a concession ticket, you must carry the appropriate concession card and ticket with you at all times and show it to Transport staff or police officers on request. See Eligibility and concessions.

Ticket resellers

Existing ticket resellers can order tickets through our online ordering system. You will require a username and password to enter this site.


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