Those wishing to travel on public transport in Sydney are no longer required to carry an Opal card to pay for their travel.

Contactless payments are now available on all bus services in the Opal network, bringing it into line with trains, ferries, light rail and Metro services.

If you have an American Express, Mastercard or Visa credit or debit card or a linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and tapping off at Opal readers.

You will receive the same travel benefits of an Adult Opal card and pay an Adult fare when you tap on and tap off consistently with the same credit card, debit card or linked device.

The discounts include:

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  • A $2 discount for each transfer between modes of transport as part of one journey, except when transferring between light rail and Sydney ferries.
  • Half price travel after eight paid journeys in a week.
  • Fares capped daily, weekly and on Sundays.
  • A 30 per cent discount on train fares outside of peak times.