No Opal card? No worries!

Tap and go your train journey without an Opal card

You can now tap and go your public transport trip in Sydney without an Opal card.

If you have friends, family or guests travelling to Sydney who use public transport during their visit, here’s some great news! In an Australian-first innovation, public transport customers on Sydney’s Opal network can now choose to tap on and off with their credit or debit card, in a new way to pay for their fare.

Contactless payments are available on Sydney trains, TrainLink intercity trains, light rail and Sydney ferries.  You can tap and go if your credit or debit card has the contactless payment symbol 

Fares purchased with credit cards will be the same cost as the standard Opal (peak) distance-based fare.

This is a big win for visitors to Sydney who now no longer have the hassle of buying an Opal card and keeping it topped up for their occasional trips to Sydney.

And if you’re really tech-savvy and have a mobile wallet app on your phone linked to an American Express, Mastercard or Visa card, then you can simply use your phone to tap on at train station Opal readers.

Contactless customers will also be entitled to daily, weekly and Sunday travel caps but the weekly travel discount, concessions and the transfer discount will still only be available through the Opal card.

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