Single train fare: AUD 3.54-8.69. Single bus fare: AUD 2.2-4.71.
Trains in Australia are also very expensive. For example, a one-way ticket from Sydney to Perth (which takes 3 days) is $1,200 AUD ($850 USD).
The latest figures from the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) – the national peak body for state and territory motoring clubs such as the NRMA, RACQ, RACV, RACT, RAA, RAC and AANT – and showed the average household spent $384.86 each week on transportation from October to December 2022 (the fourth quarterly ...
If you don't have an Opal card or contactless payment card or device, you will need to buy an Opal single trip ticket to travel. Designed as a back-up option, Opal single tickets are available for metro, train, bus, ferry and light rail.
The study by Picodi.com compared public transport fares in 45 cities across the globe, examining the costs of single tickets and monthly passes with local average wages. Australia ranks among the priciest countries globally, with Melbourne listed as one of the most expensive, the study found.
1. Switzerland. Switzerland is known for being a really expensive place to live, so it's not too surprising to see that they were the number one most expensive country for public transport fares.
59. Multiple use not permitted: You can only use an Opal Card for one trip at a time. You must not tap on twice with the same Opal Card in order to pay for another person's trip.
If your bank card shows the contactless symbol you can use it to pay for your travel. We accept American Express (AMEX), Mastercard and Visa credit or debit cards.
Benefits of Using Sydney's Opal Card
First of all, you will never pay more than $15 a day as you travel on trains, buses, ferries, and light rail trains. Children will never pay more than $7.50 a day. Yeah, that does sound like a lot for public transport but if you're a tourist, getting to the $15 mark is easy.
Australians who commute to work using public transport can save over $8,000 a year compared with exclusively driving a car. For those who can bike or walk, the savings are close to $12,000.
If you are frugal and tight, you might get it down to around $500 a week. The normal sort of budget is around $800 – $1400 a week for a family doing the usual lap, with it going up or down a lot depending on you! What did it cost you to travel around Australia?
Travel by Train
With over 21,000 miles of tracks, train travel is convenient, but does take longer than flying. Australia has six popular rail lines that offer good service and beautiful scenery. The most popular journeys include the Tilt, the Indian Pacific, the NSW TrainLink, The Ghan, and the Spirit of the Outback.
A nine-coach bullet train will cost Rs. 60,000 cores whereas high-speed Rajdhani express trains cost around 75 crore. Which means, at the cost of a bullet train, India can afford to have around 800 Rajdhani express trains.
While construction on a line for this train began in 1878, The Ghan currently offers one of the most luxurious train experiences in the world. This train is one of the longest in the world with two locomotives and 24 carriages.
After you tap on, a pre-authorisation $1 charge will appear as a pending transaction on your statement. As you travel throughout the day, fares will be accumulated and the total cost of the day's travel will be processed at the end of each day. The total cost will replace the $1 charge.
If you don't either tap on or tap off correctly, we can't tell where you've travelled from or to, so your journey will be incomplete. You will be charged the default fare.
Just touch your debit or credit card on a yellow card reader to pay for your journey, the same as you would with your Oyster card, and you won't have to queue for tickets at the station and won't have to top up. Always remember to touch in and out.
You must tap off when you step off a service or leave a station, wharf or stop, if you do not you will be charged the default fare. You have one hour to return to tap off. (Trips that include transfers between Sydney Metro, Sydney Trains and/or NSW TrainLink Intercity services are considered a continuous journey.
The minimum value to tap on with Opal depends on the time of tap on and the mode of transport. For trains, the minimum balance is $2.36 during off-peak and $3.38 during peak hours. For ferries it is $5.74 and for buses or light rail, $2.10.
Do Opal cards expire? Yes, eventually they do; however, you have nine years to use the credit on your card.
Children aged three years and under travel free. Child/Youth Opal cards and Opal single trip ticket are for children aged 4–15 years. Eligible full time NSW/ACT school students aged 16 years or older with their Transport Concession Entitlement Card also pay Child/Youth fares.
The School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) gives eligible school students free or subsidised travel between home and school on NSW public transport, including trains, buses, ferries and light rail. Depending on where you're travelling, you may receive a free school travel pass, a School Opal card, or both.
Daily travel caps
Travel all day on metro, train, bus, ferry and light rail services and pay no more than: $16.80 a day for Adult. $8.40 a day for Child/Youth and Concession. $2.50 a day for Gold Senior/Pensioner.