Frequently asked questions
What fares is this comparing?
Adult full fares for Opal, MyMulti, TravelTen (bus & ferry) and MyTrain, with any transfers within 60 minutes. All prices are per week.
Why is my train station missing?
Opal fares have only been published for Sydney Train stations and some NSW TrainLink stations near Sydney.
on the Opal site. The
will be added once fares are confirmed.
Where's light rail/tram?
Opal has not released its fares yet.
How about concession, pensioner, one-way, multiple transfers, link tickets, Family Fun Day, airport gate pass...?
The interface aims to make it as simple as possible for regular commuters to see how Opal
will affect them. But if enough people
shout me a beer
and tell me what they want to see, I'll consider implementing more.
Are these comparisons accurate?
Mostly, but there are a few catches:
- Opal bus bands do not match MyBus zones exactly.
- MyMulti zones do not match Opal bands or MyBus/MyTrain distances exactly.
- Off-peak fares are not computed all day on weekends.
Distances to/from City stations only roughly approximate the
magic 3.21 km
used by the official fare rules.
So depending on your route and destination, the computed fare may be based on an Opal band or MyMulti/MyBus/MyTrain ticket class that's actually cheaper or more expensive that what you need to buy.
that these fare calculations are in no way vetted or approved by Transport for NSW, and may contain faulty numbers or faulty logic.
I'm trying to enter a trip between two train stations, why is it telling me to use a bus instead?
If there's a (theoretically) faster bus connection, the
Google Directions API
used under the hood will not suggest any trains, so it can't figure out the distance between them. Try another nearby train station.
Who's behind this and why?
Can I see or use your source code?
Sure, it's all on
You just saved me a hundred bucks. Can I buy you a beer?
(info at contentshare dot sg), Bitcoin (
) or even in liquid form if you're around Pyrmont/the CBD in the evenings.