Small price rise on Opal fares

Published: 10 May 2017

Opal fares will go up by 2.4 per cent from 3 July 2017, while other benefits remain.


The impact on an average customer of the price rise is approximately 50 cents a week, with fare adjustments to move in line with inflation:

  • Limited 2.4 per cent CPI only increase to Opal fares
  • Gold Opal remains at $2.50 all day travel
  • Popular $2 ‘Transfer Discount’ to remain
  • Child/Youth and Concession Opal card customers retain a ‘Transfer Discount’ of $1.

Changes to daily and weekly caps

  Weekday & Saturday Sunday Weekly
  Current New Current New Current New
Adult $15.00 $15.40 $2.50 $2.60 $60.00 $61.60
Child/Youth $7.50 $7.70 $2.50 $2.60 $30.00 $30.80
Concession $7.50 $7.70 $2.50 $2.60 $30.00 $30.80


Compare old and new prices

Journey Mode Current price Price from 3 July 2017
Penrith to Town Hall Train (peak) $6.46 $6.61
Blacktown to Baulkham Hills Bus $4.50 $4.61
Manly to Circular Quay Ferry $7.18 $7.35
Dulwich Hill to Pyrmont Bay Light Rail $3.50 $3.58


Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said using public transport is still a much cheaper option than driving.

“Our transport network has proven to be an easy, convenient and reliable system and we’re continuing to see increased demand across all modes of transport,” Mr Constance said.

Find out more about the changes to Opal fares

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