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Rail Passes

Whether you're an international visitor or an Australian looking to discover your own nation, if you're planning a rail journey in Australia, a Rail Pass might be right for you. Buy a rail pass, then use it book your seats. All travel is in economy class seats, but you can update to first class and sleeping berths by paying a supplement when booking.
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Queensland Coastal Pass

This rail pass will enable you to make a one-way journey up or down the North East Coast of Australia on Queensland Rail trains between Cairns and Brisbane. It allows you to break your journey and stop over multiple times over the validity period, but you cannot backtrack. The pass is only available for purchase by bona fide overseas visitors to Australia, including international visitors on working holiday and student visas.

1 month
$209
2 months
$289
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Queensland Explorer Pass

The Queensland Explorer Pass allows unlimited travel across the Queensland Rail long distance network in any direction and as often as you like over a one or two month period from the first day of travel. Travel in an economy seat to Cairns & Tropical North, Townsville & Magnetic Island, the Whitsundays, Capricorn Coast, Hervey Bay & Fraser Island, Noosa & the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Longreach & the Outback. The pass is only available for purchase by bona fide overseas visitors to Australia, including international visitors on working holiday and student visas.

1 Month
$299
2 Months
$389
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Discovery Pass

The Discovery Pass gives you unlimited economy travel on all NSW TrainLink Regional train and bus services for 14 days, one month, three months or six months. NSW TrainLink services connect Sydney to Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and cities and towns right across New South Wales. The Discovery Pass is available to Australian Residents as well as international visitors.

14 Days
$232
1 Month
$275
3 Months
$298
6 Months
$420
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SEEQ Card

SEEQ card is TransLink's electronic travel card for visitors to South East Queensland. It is the easy way to travel and explore South East Queensland. Travel 3 or 5 consecutive calendar days on all TransLink bus, train, ferry or tram services. Includes 2 journeys on Airtrain services to anywhere on the TransLink network. Over $700 worth of offers and discounts to use at more than 80 destinations. An 80 plus page passport to travel offers. This passport provides you with all the information needed to explore South East Queensland by public transport..

3 days Adult
$79
3 days Child
$40
5 days Adult
$129
5 days Child
$65
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Opal Card

The Opal card is an easy, convenient way of paying for your travel on public transport in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong and surrounding areas.

Opal allows you to travel on Sydney Light Rail, buses, Sydney and Newcastle Ferries, all Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity trains between Sydney and Bomaderry, Goulburn, Lithgow, Hamilton, Dungog and Scone. You can even catch the train to and from Sydney Airport and the airport station premium surcharge will be charged to your Opal card.

With an Opal card you can enjoy travel all day for no more than $15.40 per day for Adults or $2.50 on Sundays, and your weekly total cost is capped at $61.60 (all caps exclude the Sydney Airport surcharge).

You can order an Opal Card online, and it will be mailed to you. If you want to start using your Opal card right away there is also the option to pick up an unregistered Opal card from more than 1,500 retailers. Sample Peak journey Adult fares on Opal cards (Travel on Saturdays, Sundays and Weekday off peak hours is even cheaper):

Trains 0-10km
$3.46
Trains 10-20km
$4.30
Trains 20-35km
$4.94
Trains 35-65km
$6.61
Trains >65km
$8.50
Sydney Airport Surcharge
$13.80
Light Rail <3km
$2.15
Light Rail >3km
$3.58
Ferries <9km
$5.88
Ferries >9km
$7.35
Buses <3km
2.15
Buses 3-8km
$3.58
Buses >8km
$4.61
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Go Card

Go card is TransLink's South East Queensland electronic ticket. It allows you to travel seamlessly on all TransLink bus, train, ferry and tram services in the Go card region.

Visitors to South East Queensland can use go card to easily explore the region.

It's easy to use - simply touch on at the beginning and touch off at the end of each trip onboard your bus or ferry or at your train or tram station. Your go card will automatically calculate and deduct one overall fare. Go card is easy to top-up at your choice of any 7-Eleven store, a retailer near you or register today for online or phone top-ups. You can also travel to or from Brisbane Airport and the premium surcharge fare will be charged to your Go Card.

Here are the 2017 adult peak fares for trips on Go Card in SE Queensland. Off peak fares are about 20% cheaper

1 Zone
$1.60
2 Zones
$1.95
3 Zones
$2.98
4 Zones
$3.93
5 Zones
$5.16
6 Zones
$6.55
7 Zones
$8.14
8 Zones
$9.66
Brisbane Airport Surcharge
$14.10
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Myki Pass

A Myki Pass is the ideal way for visitors to travel around Melbourne and central Victoria. The Myki smartcard will give you unlimited train, tram and bus travel for 7 or 28 days (or longer) right across Metropolitan Melbourne, and if you want to travel into provincial Victoria it will also cover your Vline train from Melbourne to Geelong (including Waurn Ponds), Ballarat (including Wendouree), Bendigo (including Eaglehawk and Epsom), Seymour and Traralgon plus local bus travel in those cities too. Myki passes are available to all travellers. Note that Myki also offers 'pay as you go' fares without the need to purchase a pass, these are better for infrequent travellers but are more expensive per trip. Myki Pass fares for 2018 are listed here:

7 days Zones 1+2 Melbourne suburbs, Pakenham, Bacchus Marsh, Lara, Riddells Creek
$43.00
7 days Zones 1-4 Melbourne to Geelong, Waurn Ponds, Ballan, Woodend, Broadford, Bunyip
$88.00
7 days Zones 1-6 Melbourne to Seymour, Warragul, Kyneton
$102.00
7 days Zones 1-8 Melbourne to Ballarat, Wendouree, Trafalgar, Malmsbury
$119.00
7 days Zones 1-12 Melbourne to Morwell, Traralgon, Kangaroo Flat
$155.60
7 days Zones 1-13 Melbourne to Bendigo, Eaglehawk, Epsom
$163.20
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Myki Card

Myki is your ticket to travel on Melbourne's trains, trams and buses, V/Line commuter train services and buses in Seymour, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, the Latrobe Valley and Warragul.

The reusable smart card is easy to use. Simply top up before your journey and then touch on and touch off at a myki reader as you travel.

You can buy and top up your myki at over 800 retailers including all 7-Eleven stores, the ticket office window at Premium Stations and staffed V/Line commuter stations, from a myki machine located at all train stations and major tram and bus interchanges, online and by calling 1800 800 007 (6am - midnight).

2018 Myki fares for trips in Melbourne Metropolitan area are:
2 hours Zone 1 or Zone 1+2
$4.30
2 hours Zone 2 only
$2.94
All-day Zone 1 or Zone 1+2
$8.60
All-day Zone 2 only
$5.88
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Metrocard

Metrocard is the most convenient way to travel on Adelaide trains, trams and buses in the Metrocard region.

Metrocard is easy to buy, use and recharge. You can buy Metrocards at ticket vending machines and Metrocard agents around Adelaide.

There is a small cost to buy a metrocard. Your card is then reusable and yours to look after. Metrocards are not refundable. When you buy your metrocard you will need to add a starting balance of $5. There are no fare zones in the Metrocard area - fares are independent of the distance you travel, but fares increase the longer duration you use your ticket for and whether or not you want to travel in peak times. 2017 fares on Metrocard are:

2-hours Peak
$3.62
2-hours InterPeak
$1.99
Single Metroticket peak
$5.40
Single Metroticket offpeak
$3.50
All Day Metroticket
$10.20
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Smart Rider Card

SmartRider is a reusable smart card, which allows easy, hassle free travel on Transperth train and bus services in the SmartRider region. SmartRider gives you a discount of 15%-25% off standard fares.

Buy your SmartRider card for $10 at any of the 4 TransPerth Information Centres or at one of 60 Retail outlets across the Perth suburban area.

Simply 'tag on' when you board your bus or enter the railway station, and 'tag off' when you get off the bus or leave the station.
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