The Opal Card for public transport in Sydney is now a reality. As Opal is a pay-as-you-go system, passengers only pay when they catch a bus, train or ferry. The catch is that you have to have an Opal Card!
You can purchase Opal Cards in the International Terminal across the road from Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel at these locations:
- WH Smith T1 Departure - Sydney Airside, Dock 6
- WH Smith International Airport Arrivals 1 – Site 1-1082 International Terminal
- Newslink – International Landside T1 – International Landside T1, Shop 2, 138 & 1427
Weekly Travel Reward…
Take 8 paid journeys from Monday-Sunday with an Opal card and enjoy free travel for the rest of the week, excluding the airport station access fee.
Sunday $2.50 Travel Cap…
Travel all day on Sunday with Opal for no more than $2.50. Travel as much as you want as an Opal customer and pay no more than $2.50 from 4:00am Sunday morning until 3:59am on Monday morning, excluding the airport station access fee.
Daily Travel Cap…
With an Opal card you can enjoy travel all day for no more than $15 per day for Adults and $7.50 for Child/Youth from Monday to Saturday, excluding the airport station access fee.
Travel anywhere during the week for no more than $60…
Using your Opal card, you’ll never pay more than $60 a week when travelling on all modes of Opal enabled transport from Monday to Sunday excluding the airport station access fee.
When tapping on or off at Sydney Domestic or International Airport stations, a station access fee of $12.60 for Adults and $10.60 for Child/Youth is deducted from your Opal card balance in addition to the relevant Opal train fare. This is the same fee that currently applies to paper tickets for travel to these stations.
Station Access Fee Weekly Travel Cap…
From the 1 September the station access fee will be capped at $21 per week for Adults and $19 for Child/Youth. If you travel to the airport stations every day, or every now and then, you could save money with Opal.
Cards aside, the gemstone opal is considered the birthstone for people born in October and, coincidentally, Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel is also a gem!