a VirtualTourist member from Carrum
Hi - It's been years since I used public transport in Sydney and I was trying to bone up on it as I will be up there at the end of March. But I can't find a succinct explanation on line of how it integrates.
For instance if you travel by ferry do you have to buy a separate ticket?
Also as I am a senior I would like to take advantage of the cheaper fares.
Can someone help me get on top of how it works?
This website should help
If you show a seniors pass you will get discount anyway on trains, buses and ferries
I did this only 2 weeks ago, the day pass I purchased at the airport together with the trainticket into the city. (Day passes don,t cover this route). You can also buy the pass at the main station. It cost $2.50 and was valid on all transport except the monorail.
I think you can also buy the Seniors Day ticket at 7/11 stores which are dotted everywhere. They are like small convenience stores. If you are using the Airport Mascot line into the city the ticket is reduced to $10 with Seniors card and they will also sell you a day pass as well. I had great fun, could use any bus, train, light rail, ferry, for the price it is a bargain.
Craic, the $2.50 deal for us seniors is a beauty. We purchased ours (showing Vic seniors cards) at the ticket office of a rail station. Yes it also covers the ferries (NOT Captain Cook Ferries). I seem to think that buying from a ferry terminal in dearer than the rail station. Sorry can't comment on the 7/11 but for $2.50 it is a great deal - enjoy. (sorry - covers trains, buses as well as ferries)
The $2:50 fare is all day ferries trains and buses if you have a Seniors card.
I live in Perth and visited my brother in Woy Woy approx 90km from Sydney, in fact the $2:50 fare on that line works all the way up to Newcastle, just show your seniors card when buying ticket at ferry, train station or on the bus.
I am going to Newcastle so thanks, that info helps.