From August 2019, contactless payments with credit and debit cards will be rolled out on Opal-enabled buses. By the end of September, all buses on the Opal network will be able to accept credit and debit cards.
Customers also have the option to tap on and off using mobile wallets on smartphones, tablets and wearable devices that are linked to their American Express, Mastercard or Visa card.
Existing customers who use contactless payments will also benefit from the same savings offered when using Adult Opal cards, such as the weekly travel reward.
NSW Minister for Transport Andrew Constance said launching tap-and-go payments on buses was the final piece in the contactless payments puzzle.
“A credit card will now qualify for the same fare and travel benefits of an Adult Opal card on trains, light rail, ferries and buses once fully-implemented,” Mr Constance said.
“This is a huge win for regular commuters who now have another convenient payment option with all the benefits of Opal.”