Ticket retirement

Simplifying ticketing for Transport customers

The new electronic ticketing system, Opal, has been successfully rolled out across all Sydney ferries, Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink Intercity services and a number of bus services.

The Opal card provides many new benefits to customers including cheaper fares and never having to queue for a ticket again. When these benefits are combined and with a significant section of the public transport network activated for Opal, now is the right time for some paper tickets to be retired.

Retiring old paper tickets will allow us to continue to modernise the transport network.

Newcastle tickets no longer sold from 20 November 2014

Eleven (11) paper tickets sold in Newcastle are now retired, meaning that you are no longer able to buy these tickets. Retired tickets bought before 20 November 2014 will continue to work as normal, so you can keep using your tickets until the expiry date.

The Fare Free Zone in central Newcastle is not affected by this change.

Tickets no longer sold from 20 November Tickets still available from 20 November
4 Hour - Adult
1 Hour (bus) - Adult & Concession
23 Hour - Adult & Concession
4 Hour (bus) - Concession
Orange weekly (bus and ferry) - Adult & Concession
TimeTen (bus) - Adult
Green weekly (bus, ferry and train) - Adult & Concession
TimeTen (bus) - Concession
Orange quarterly & yearly - Adult
Ferry single - Adult
Green quarterly & yearly - Adult
Ferry single - Concession

Tickets no longer sold from 1 September 2014

Fourteen (14) of the old paper tickets are now retired, meaning that you are no longer able to buy these tickets.

Tickets bought before 1 September will continue to work as usual, so you can keep using your tickets until the expiry date.

After 1 September, you will need to use an Opal card or you may choose to continue using a form of paper ticket that is still available.

Ticket type Tickets no longer sold from 1 September Tickets still available from 1 September*
MyTrain
  • Adult Off-Peak Return
  • Adult Weekly (7 day)
  • Adult Fortnightly (14 day)
  • Adult Monthly (28 day)
  • Adult Quarterly (90 day)
  • Adult Yearly (365 day)
  • Concessions Monthly (28 day)
  • Concessions Quarterly (90 day)
  • Concessions Yearly (365 day)
  • Adult Single & Return
  • Concession Single & Return
  • Concession (Child) Off-Peak Return
  • Concession Weekly (7 day)
  • Concession Fortnightly (14 day)
MyMulti
  • Adult Monthly (28 day)
  • Adult Quarterly (90 day)
  • Adult Yearly (365 day)
  • Adult Day
  • Adult Weekly (7 day)
  • Concession Day
  • Concession Weekly (7 day)
  • Pensioner Excursion Ticket
  • International student (90 and 365 day tickets)
MyFerry
  • Adult TravelTen
  • Adult Single & Return
  • Concession Single & Return
  • Concession TravelTen
Light Rail
  • Adult Yearly (365 day)
  • Adult Single & Return
  • Adult Daypass
  • Adult Weekly (7 day)
  • Concession Single & Return
  • Concession DayPass
  • Family DayPass

*These tickets are still available to purchase. They will be retired progressively, following the successful rollout of Opal on buses and light rail and with the introduction of the Opal Gold Senior/Pensioner card and Concession card. Other specialty tickets will continue to be available until progressively retired.

Pensioner Excursion ticket and concession card holders

The Opal Gold Senior/Pensioner card is now available. Pensioner Excursion Tickets (PET) are still available for eligible customers from ticket outlets and on-board privately operated buses. State Transit bus customers in Sydney cannot purchase PET on the bus.

Other concession ticket holders should continue to use their paper tickets.

MyTrain Adult Off-Peak Return tickets are no longer sold.

This affects Blue Mountains ExplorerLink fares as well as Adult return fares for Bondi Beach Link, Moore Park Link and TramLink tickets purchased during off peak times.

Work out the cost of your fare by using the Train fare calculator and select Blue Mountains ExplorerLink’, ‘Bondi Beach’, ‘Moore Park’ or your Tramlink station as the destination.

Intercity train, coach and bus services

NSW TrainLink regional coach services

You can still use daily MyTrain and MyMulti adult and concession tickets on train and coach services between Bathurst and Lithgow as well as between Wollongong, Moss Vale and Bundanoon.

Kiama to Bomaderry and Moss Vale to Goulburn train replacement services
Picton to Bowral ‘loopline’ bus route

You can still use daily MyTrain and MyMulti adult and concession tickets on train replacement buses and on bus services between Picton and Bowral as shown in the Southern Highlands Line and South Coast Line timetables.

Fassifern – Toronto Route 273 services

You can still use daily MyBus, MyTrain and MyMulti adult and concession tickets on Fassifern – Toronto Route 273 services.

For more information

Get your Opal card online, at a retailer or by calling 13 67 25 (13 OPAL).