Opal and tickets

If you travel in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter or the Illawarra, your best ticket is an Opal card.  Opal is a smartcard that you load value onto and pay as you go for use across all modes of transport.

If you travel in regional NSW, there are a range of public and privately-operated regional transport services.

Opal cards


Card Who How to get
Opal adult
  • Adults - customers 16 years of age and over who normally pay full fare
Opal child / youth
Senior/PensionerOpal senior / pensioner

Holders of:

ConcessionOpal Concession

For eligible customers including:

FreeOpal Blank / Free
  • Call 131 500
SchoolOpal School
  • School students who qualify for either free or discounted travel