Can I use my Opal card to get to Sydney Airport?
Trains and buses travel to and from Sydney Domestic and International Airports between 5am and midnight, 7 days a week. You can get Adult and Child/Youth Opal cards , top up the balance of an existing Opal card and purchase Opal single trip tickets at airport train stations.
How much is opal to airport?
All trips to and from the Sydney Airport stations attract a station access fee of $14.30 for adults or $12.80 for concessions, but since commuters are allowed to tap on with a balance of just $3.66 and can tap off with a negative balance, airport-goers can avoid paying the hefty surcharge by simply throwing away their
How much is an opal Card Sydney?
The minimum cost is $10 for adult cards , $5 for child cards (seniors and concession Opal cards must be ordered online). There is no fee for the card itself; all of the minimum $ top-up is available for travel on public transport. Subsequent top-ups can be made in $10 increments for adults and less for children/seniors.
Can I use my Opal card on the XPT?
You can ‘t use Opal on the XPT .
Can you catch a train without an opal card?
If you don’t have an Opal card or use contactless payments, you will need to get an Opal single trip ticket. Designed as a back up option, Opal single tickets are available for metro, train , bus, ferry and light rail . You will need to buy a new ticket each time you need to change to another service.
Is it cheaper to use an opal card?
Off-peak travel is 30% cheaper when using an Opal card . Without an Opal card , you do not get any reduction and pay peak fares all the time.
Why is Sydney airport train so expensive?
The cost of travel to the airport (which has a captive audience, i.e. those who are traveling) is expensive because it’s a revenue raiser for the state government. Most state governments need every dollar they can get to meet the demands that the general public government demand of them.
Can Opal go into negative balance?
To successfully tap on to a service, you need enough balance on your Opal card to cover the shortest trip on that mode of transport. If your card goes into a negative balance , you will need to top up to travel again using that card.
How do I avoid Sydney airport access fee?
The first way of avoiding airport fees on Sydney trains is to walk to Wolli Creek station and catch a train from there. It’s a pleasant walk for most of the way, with some good views. It should take you no more than 20 minutes, probably less.
Can I use credit card instead of Opal card?
Contactless is a quick and easy way to pay for your trip on public transport on the Opal network. 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. Find out more about paying the right fare.
Is Opal card cheaper than single ticket?
You will receive a 30% fare discount on metro/train, bus and light rail services when travelling on weekends, public holidays and outside of the peak times below. Note: Your fare will be calculated from the time when you tap on. There is no off-peak discount when using an Opal single ticket .
Who is entitled to a seniors Opal card?
NSW Seniors Card eligibility To be eligible for a NSW Seniors Card , you must be a NSW permanent resident aged 60 or over, doing no more than an average of 20 hours of paid work a week, across a 12 month period.
Where can I buy a seniors Opal card in Sydney?
Share this page: Seniors and pensioners can now buy Gold Opal cards from Opal kiosks located at 40 major train stations, bus interchanges, light rail stops and ferry wharves.
How far can I travel on my seniors Opal card?
Daily and Weekly Caps. With a Senior/ Pensioner Gold Opal card you can travel as much as you want on metro, train, bus, ferry and light rail services within the Opal network and you never pay more than $2.50 a day.
Where can I travel with my Opal card?
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.