Off-peak travel savings here to stay


Customers travelling on Sydney’s public transport network will continue to benefit from a discounted price with new Opal fare changes coming into effect from 5 October.

Transport for NSW Chief Operations Officer Howard Collins said a 30 per cent discount is here to stay for off-peak trips on buses, trains, metro and light rail.

“In July we announced that 50 per cent off-peak fares would be introduced for three months to help reduce crowding during the busiest times of the day to support physical distancing and enhance the safety of our customers and staff during COVID-19,” Mr Collins said.

“Although this period has ended, we will be keeping a 30 per cent off-peak Opal fare for bus and light rail too. Before the pandemic this was only available on metro and trains.”

The peak travel times will remain:

  • 6:30am–10am on Sydney Trains, Sydney Metro, light rail and bus
  • 6am-10am on NSW TrainLink intercity services
  • 3pm-7pm on Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink intercity services, Sydney Metro, light rail and bus

The $8.05 ($4 concession) discounted all day travel cap on Saturdays and Sundays will remain to help spread weekend public transport loads, particularly on ferries.

Peak fares will stay at the current levels and the Opal benefits remain the same, including weekday and weekly travel caps, half price trips after eight journeys in a week and $2.50 unlimited travel for Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card holders.

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