Annual Opal price changes on 4 July 2022

Opal fares will change from next month with the average increase coming in below inflation to help ease cost of living pressures.

From 4 July, Opal fares will rise by an average of 3 per cent, less than the 4.4 per cent increase in the Sydney consumer price index over the year to the March quarter and much lower than the 5 per cent increase recommended by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

The $50 weekly cap for adults, the $25 weekly cap for youth and concession holders and the $2.50 daily cap for Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal customers remain unaffected.

Transport for NSW Chief Operations Officer Howard Collins said it is important that Opal fares across Sydney remained affordable.

“Opal fare adjustments for the next 12 months have been kept to a minimum and for the vast majority of our customers these fare changes will mean an increase of less than $1 a week,” Mr Collins said.

“Any impact on heavy public transport users and pensioners will be further alleviated by the Opal weekly cap and the Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal daily cap, which will be maintained at current prices.”

Fares that will remain the same include:

  • the $50 weekly travel cap for adult customers
  • the $25 weekly travel cap for concession and child/youth Opal customers
  • the $2.50 daily cap for our Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card customer
  • the $2 transfer discount ($1 for concession) when customers transfer from one form of public transport to another within one hour
  • bus and light rail journeys up to 3 kilometres.

“We want our customers to continue to access affordable and convenient public transport across light rail, metro, trains, ferries and buses,” Mr Collins said.

Find more information on Opal fares.