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Opal fare changes

September 5, 2016

    As of yesterday, the Opal fare structure has changed to deliver fairer fares for everyone.

    These changes have been made in response to recent Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) recommendations.

    Changes to Opal benefits include:

    The Opal Transfer Discount

    The Opal Transfer Discount now applies when you transfer between different modes of public transport – train, ferry, bus and light rail, with the exception of transfers between Sydney Ferries and light rail.

    You must tap on for the next leg of your trip within 60 minutes of tapping off from the previous trip to receive the discount. The Opal Transfer Discount is taken off your fare when you tap off at your destination.

    • If you travel with an Adult Opal card, you will receive a $2 discount for each transfer.
    • If you travel with any other Opal card, you will receive a $1 discount for each transfer.

    The discount applies to every transfer made in a single journey. For example, if you transfer between bus, train and then by bus again, you’ll make two transfers, which means you’ll save $4 on an Adult Opal card fare.

    The Weekly Travel Reward

    The Weekly Travel Reward has changed from free travel to half-price fares. Once you have paid for eight trips in one week – between Monday and Sunday – you will receive half-price fares on trips for the rest of that week. You must tap on and tap off each time to receive the discount.

    Opal single ticket fares increase

    Fares have increased for Opal single trip tickets for train, ferry, light rail and Opal single bus tickets. Opal single trip tickets and single bus tickets are more expensive than using an Opal card. There are no changes to Opal card fares.

    There will be no changes to:

    • Opal card fares until July 2017
    • Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card eligibility
    • Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card $2.50 Daily Travel Cap
    • Daily, Weekly and Sunday Travel Caps for other Opal cards
    • Opal 60-minute transfers