Can I top up my Opal card at Sydney Airport?
via the Opal Travel app. using one of the Opal top up machines available at selected stations, stops and wharves. at Sydney Airport stations, however a $35 minimum top up applies.
Where can I get an opal card near me?
There are thousands of Opal retailers across the Opal network, including many newsagents, post offices, convenience stores and supermarkets. Look for the Opal symbol at shops in your area or look up your closest outlet using our Opal retailer search.
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 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.
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 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.
Can I use my phone as an opal card?
If your mobile device has Near Field Communication, you can scan your Opal card with your phone to see your current Opal balance and recent journey information.
Where can I get a seniors Opal card?
To apply for a NSW Seniors Card and any replacement, visit the NSW Seniors Card website or call 13 77 88 and your application will be processed over the phone. NSW Seniors Cards are issued by the Department of Family and Community Services. Seniors Cards are issued free of charge and have no expiry.
How do I get a seniors Opal card in Sydney?
If you’re an eligible senior who lives in NSW or the ACT: Select the ‘ Apply online’ button. Select the ‘I want to order a Senior / Pensioner Opal card ‘ option. Read the eligibility criteria, then select ‘Continue ordering an Opal card ‘. Enter your personal details and password. Enter your entitlement details.
Can you pay cash on Sydney buses?
Tickets can be paid for using contactless payments or cash . Eligible concession card holders can purchase concession fares for the Single ticket, Return ticket, Daily ticket and the Weekly ticket.
Who is eligible for concession Opal card?
You must be: an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia. living in NSW . enrolled in an Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited higher education or vocational education and training course.
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 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 .
Is it worth getting an opal card?
Opal Cards are free. For sheer convenience, they are worth it- plus some services do not accept cash fares, only Opal cards .