Concession travel tickets

Subsidised or concession travel is available to a wide range of people, including students and seniors.

Concession entitlements on this page cover NSW TrainLink Regional services only. For concession information on NSW TrainLink Intercity services visit transportnsw.info.

If booking online, please enter your concession card number as a whole number without dashes or spaces in the ID field.

NSW TrainLink discounts the price of tickets by up to 30% during off-peak seasons. The ordinary adult fare is classed as the adult fare without seasonal discounts. Concessions are not available on other fees such as bikes, surfboards, ticket cancellation or amendment.

All concession cards must be current. Unfortunately we cannot accept expired cards.

Country Pensioner Excursion Ticket boundaries mapSeniors

Find out about Pensioner Travel Vouchers and Country Pensioner Excursion tickets.

View the Country Pensioner Excursion tickets boundary map (1MB, PDF).

Pensioner concession card Pensioner Concession Card

Australian residents with Centrelink cards.

Entitlement
Half the ordinary adult seat fare on NSW TrainLink Regional services for the cardholder only.


Pensioner concession card New South Wales Pensioner Travel Voucher

New South Wales residents with Centrelink cards.

Entitlement
Four free single economy class journeys on NSW TrainLink Regional services within NSW each calendar year. Customers wishing to use a Pensioner Travel Voucher for first class seats will need to pay a surcharge of $10, or 15% of  the peak season adult fare, whichever is higher.

A surcharge applies for sleeping berths.


Seniors card Seniors Card

Australian residents over 60 who work less than 20 hours per week.

Entitlement
Half the ordinary adult seat fare on NSW TrainLink Regional services for the cardholder only.


Students

NSW student cardNSW Tertiary Student Concession Card

For full time NSW students attending University, TAFE or Private College who are 16 years and over and school students (see secondary student) 19 years and over. Students at any other tertiary institution other than a university must be enrolled in a course of study requiring at least 20 hours per week of classes for a continuous period of at least nine weeks. Students with a disability who fulfil all other criteria but who are unable to take a full course load due to their disability are also eligible.

NSW Tertiary Student Concession Cards must only be issued to students who meet the eligibility criteria. Transport concessions are not an automatic entitlement for all tertiary students. 

The card must be endorsed with a security foil.

Entitlement
Student fare on all NSW TrainLink Regional services.


International student card International Student Identity Card

Full time students attending university, TAFE or private college. Available to all students worldwide. For full details on eligibility, visit the ISIC website.

Entitlement
Student fare on all NSW TrainLink Regional services.


TAFE International Student TAFE NSW International Student Card

From Monday 31 March 2014, TAFE NSW International Student Cards will be accepted for discounted travel on NSW TrainLink Regional services.

On presentation of the card, the applicable student fare is to be charged. Any ancillaries will be charged at the full adult fare.

Cards are valid for the current year that appears on the sticker or until 31 March of the following year. The sticker will be updated each year and will be issued by TAFE NSW.

Entitlement
Student fare on all NSW TrainLink Regional services.


International identity card International Identity Card

Full time students whose cards are endorsed with "student" ("youth" or "teacher" cards are not valid); cards must have an expiry date and control number.

Entitlement
Student fare on all NSW TrainLink Regional services.


NSW school pupil card NSW Senior Secondary Student Concession Card

For school students aged 16, 17 and 18 years enrolled full time in a NSW/ACT secondary school, and students registered with the Board of Studies as a full-time home-schooled or distance education (OTEN) secondary student.

The card must be endorsed with a security foil.

Entitlement
Child fare on all NSW TrainLink Regional services.


Victorian secondary school student concession card Victorian Secondary Student Concession Card

For school students aged 17 years and over enrolled full time in a VIC secondary school up to year 12, and students enrolled at a TAFE college studying a full-time VCE, or year 11 and 12.

Entitlement

  • Child fare on all NSW TrainLink Regional services.
  • Must pay full sleeping berth charges.
  • Included in the family fare scheme.
  • Not available on Queensland TravelTrain services.

Victorian tertiary school student concession card Victorian Tertiary Student Concession Card

For full time students attending a Victorian tertiary college.

Entitlement

  • Student fare on NSW TrainLink Regional services between Albury, Wangaratta, Benalla Seymour, Broadmeadows and Melbourne.
  • Not available between any other locations or on any other NSW TrainLink Regional services.
  • Must pay full sleeping berth charges.

Study fare

International and Australian tertiary students who are not eligible for the student fare, but in possession of any form of identification confirming they are undertaking full time or part time studies. Overseas visiting tertiary students are also eligible for this discount.

The identification must display the name of the educational facility, the student's name and student number. In addition, a second form of identification with a photo, such as a driver's license or passport must be presented at the time of ticketing and carried when travelling.

Entitlement
A 15% discount off the seasonal fare on all NSW TrainLink Regional services.


Other

Transport Concession Entitlement CardTransport Concession Entitlement Card for job seekers and approved Centrelink customers

Concessional fares on public transport are available to unemployed persons residing in NSW when in receipt of one of the following Commonwealth benefits at the maximum rate:

Unemployment Benefits where the beneficiary must be registered as looking for work:

  • Youth Allowance (job seekers only)
  • Newstart Allowance
  • Parenting Payment (Partnered)
  • Partner Allowance
  • Widow Allowance
  • Exceptional Circumstances Relief Payment

Or receiving other temporary benefits:

  • Sickness Allowance
  • Special Benefit
  • Newstart Allowance (incapacitated)
  • Youth Allowance (incapacitated).

Visit Concession fares for job seekers and approved Centrelink customers on the Transport for NSW website, or call 131 500, for full details on eligibility and how to apply.

Entitlement
Half the ordinary adult seat fare for the cardholder only for journeys wholly within NSW on NSW TrainLink Regional services.


Ex Member of the Defence ForcesTransport Concession Entitlement Card for Ex Member of the Defence Forces

Former member of the defence forces who reside outside the Sydney suburban area and Newcastle suburban area.

The Transport Concession Entitlement Card must be endorsed with the letters EX followed by a series of numbers e.g. EX123456.

This concession is not available for booking online. To book, call 13 22 32, or visit your nearest Station or Sales Agent.

Entitlement
Three return or six single NSW TrainLink Regional journeys each calendar year within New South Wales or the portion of an interstate journey.

When travelling interstate, the applicable fare from the NSW border to the interstate destination is to be paid.

An attendant may also travel free when accompanying the pass holder when the Transport Concession Entitlement Card is endorsed 'Plus Attendant'.


Retired NSW employee card Retired NSW Transport Employee Card

Former employees of the State Rail Authority and State Transit Authority.

Entitlement
Half the ordinary adult seat fare for the cardholder only for journeys wholly within NSW on NSW TrainLink Regional services.


NSW companion card NSW Companion Card

Eligibility for a NSW Companion Card is determined by the Department of Family and Community Services, which manages the NSW Companion Card Program.

Entitlement

  • Free travel for attendants of people with a significant disability.
  • Only one attendant can travel with you for free at any one time. You cannot use other entitlement cards to gain free travel for more than one person.
  • Provide companion card details when booking your NSW TrainLink Regional journeys along with any requirements you may have, such as needing a wheelchair space. Free travel does not apply when booking sleeping berths or travelling interstate.
  • Your NSW Companion Card can be used in other states and territories that have a Companion Card scheme, such as Victoria and South Australia.