Is Opal card cheaper?

Is Opal card cheaper?

Lower fares – Opal card fares are cheaper than Opal single trip tickets and Opal single bus tickets. Capped fares – No matter how much you travel with Opal you never pay more than your daily, Weekly or Sunday travel caps.

Can I use Opal card in regional NSW?

With NSW TrainLink you can travel by train and coach to 365+ destinations across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and the ACT. Seats on Regional services are allocated and you will need to book your ticket before you travel. You cannot use an Opal card for travel on these services.

Can you use an Opal card on a school bus?

School Opal cards can be accepted on metro, train, bus, ferry and light rail services. Free school travel passes and School Term Bus Passes are issued by operators to students travelling on buses in rural and regional areas. Some operators in rural and regional areas may choose not to issue passes to students.

Is public transport free in NSW?

Passengers on buses in parts of Sydney will enjoy a free ride today, as drivers take industrial action over a pay dispute. Opal card machines on buses across Sydney’s inner west and south-west will be switched off today, resulting in fare-free travel for passengers on several bus routes all day.

How much does a Opal card cost?

There is no charge for an Opal card, however a minimum top up value of $20 for an adult card, or $10 for a child or concession card, applies at retailers or when using top up machines.

Can I buy an Opal card at Woolworths?

Opal Cards now available from 1,000 retailers including 7-Eleven and Woolworths.

Are Opal cards still in use?

Sydney commuters no longer need an Opal card to use the city’s public transport, which is now fully contactless after the roll-out of the technology to the bus network was completed on Monday. However, an Opal card is still required for commuters to access concession discounts.

Can I use Opal card from Sydney to Newcastle?

Opal allows you to travel on Sydney and Newcastle Light Rail, buses and Ferries, all Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity trains between Sydney and Bomaderry, Goulburn, Lithgow, Bathurst, Hamilton, Dungog and Scone.

Can I use Opal card to Bathurst?

When you travel outside of peak times with an Opal card you will receive a 30% discount. Off peak fares apply on metro/train, bus and light rail service .

Can Opal card be traced?

If you have applied for a school travel pass online, you’ll be able to track the status of your application using your N or UN number.

Can I use my school Opal card on weekends?

The School Opal card is only for travel to and from school. So it’s a good idea to get a Child/Youth Opal card for travel after hours, on weekends or during school holidays.

Can you tap on with credit card on train?

If you have an American Express, Mastercard or Visa credit or debit card or a linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and tapping off at Opal readers. Just look for the contactless payment symbol . Note: contactless payments are not accepted for Transport Park&Ride or On Demand services.

How do I get a school bus pass for NSW?

For School Term Bus Pass information, visit the School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) website or call 131 500 for full details on: replacing a lost, stolen or damaged term pass. School bus passes are issued to eligible students by Transport for NSW, providing free school travel from home to school on our North Coast bus services.

What is a school term bus pass?

A School Term Bus Pass is valid for travel between home and school on school days only, via the most direct route. It is only valid for one bus operator. The form needs to be completed in one session, you will not be able to save a partly completed form.

Can you buy a school bus pass for free?

School Term Bus Pass If you don’t qualify for a free school bus pass, you may be eligible to purchase a School Term Bus Pass from Busways. A School Term Bus Pass offers discounted travel on buses between home and school for a school term. Purchasing a School Term Bus Pass

What is a school travel pass and can I use it?

School travel passes can be used for free travel to and from school or TAFE. Depending on where you are travelling, you may receive a free school travel pass, School Opal card or both. If you have had applied for a student travel pass before you will need a different page: