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Ticketing & Travelling Without Cash Options

Tickets are available for purchase aboard the bus with cash only. When boarding the bus, inform the driver of your location and whether or not you are eligible for a concession. Please ensure that you have a fare ready in coins and small notes on hand, as big notes cannot be exchanged. Keep your ticket until you've completed your journey.

Ticketing & Fares

One-way tickets are a single continuous journey. If you need to change buses to get to your destination you can purchase a through ticket on the first bus you board, to avoid the "flag fall" component of purchasing several tickets.

You must keep your ticket and board the next service available.

Return tickets can be purchased, however, they must be used on the same day as the original purchase. If you want to buy a return ticket, tell the driver when you board - the ticket must be retained for the return trip.

There is a daily ticket available that allows for unlimited daily travel. The correct daily ticket value must be purchased for the longest single leg of travel. Adult daily tickets for short trips start at $5.00 and are a convenient alternative if you need to make numerous trips in one day.

Traveling without cash options

We offer pre-purchased tickets for passengers who may not always have cash on hand to pay the driver. These tickets can also be useful for organisations, businesses, or schools to distribute as needed to those who require bus travel.

You can pre-purchase tickets for a range of different destinations that are offered in bundles of 10. These can be purchased online or over the phone. Tickets can be posted, picked up at our office in South Pambula (39 Redfern Close) or arranged to be picked up through the driver.  Please note that the tickets are non-refundable, but they can be transferred to another person.

We offer a rechargeable card, similar to Opal or Miki cards, that can be used to pre-purchase credit. This handy discount debit card, the size of a keycard, allows you to travel without carrying cash. Please note that because we are not part of the Opal network, Opal Cards will not operate on our buses. Every trip is discounted by 10% on single travels and over 20% on return journeys, compared to standard fares. Simply top up the card with your bus driver as needed. The SCB Card can be shared among family and friends and does not require a PIN to use.

You can obtain your SCD Card either online or over the phone. Your card can be mailed, picked up at our office in South Pambula, 39 Redfern Close, or arranged to be picked up by a bus driver. Please note that there is a one-time $15 cost for the SCB card, which is refundable if the card is returned when it is no longer needed.

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Types of fares

Passengers above the age of 16 who do not have a valid concession must pay the adult fare.


A number of Concession fares are available on regional services, including student and pensioner.

You must present proof of entitlement when boarding the bus and carry this with you when you travel.

Check your eligibility

Please note that concessions do not apply to dependents stated on the reverse of Pensioner Concession Cards.

The following groups may be eligible to travel on a concession fare:

You may be eligible for free or discounted travel on regional services.

You must present proof of entitlement when boarding the bus and carry this with you when you travel. Please check for eligibility and conditions of travel.

The following people are entitled to free travel:

Free travel is also provided on presentation of the following:

  • Companion Card (free travel applies to the companion or carer while the cardholder must have a valid ticket for travel)


We offer RED (Regional Excursion Daily) tickets available, which allow passengers to jump on and off the buses all day for $2.50. To be eligible, you must be a holder of a:

NSW Seniors Card

NSW, Victorian or ACT Pensioner Concession Card

NSW War Widow/er Transport Concession Card

Asylum Seekers Transport Concession Entitlement Card

Fare Band Structures

Instead of the fare price increasing as you travel further, In regional NSW the price of a journey is determined by the fare band you travel in. The table below shows the 5 fare bans used in the Bega Valley.

The higher the fare band the longer the journey.

Each section is 1.6 kilometers or a mile long.  For example, fare band 1 covers journeys up to 3.2kms.

For the cost of travel between localities in the Bega Valley see the link below.

 Full Fare
Fare Band Number of Sections Single Trip Fares Daily Fares Pre-Purchased Single Trip Book of 10
1 1 - 2 $2.30 $5.00 $23.00
2 3 - 6 $3.30 $5.00 $33.00
3 7 - 15 $4.20 $10.00 $42.00
4 16 - 25 $4.50 $10.00 $42.00
5 26 - 37 $5.90 $10.00 $59.00
 Concession Fare
Fare Band Number of Sections Single Trip Fares Daily Fares Pre-Purchased Single Trip Book of 10
1 1 - 2 $1.10 $2.50 $11.00
2 3 - 6 $1.60 $2.50 $16.00
3 7 - 15 $2.10 $5.00 $21.00
4 16 - 25 $2.20 $5.00 $21.00
5 26 - 37 $2.90 $5.00 $29.00

RED (Regional Excursion Daily Ticket)

$2.50 $25.00

Get in Touch

Get in contact with our helpful team today if you have any tour and bus charter queries or if you need more information about our public and school bus services.


Yes, our drivers can sell you a ticket on the bus.

No, our drivers only accept cash. There are ways to travel without cash by using our SCB card or purchasing pre-paid tickets.

No, NSW Transport does not accept health care cards as proof of eligibility for half-price tickets. If you're a Centrelink customer, you may be able to get a Discounted Entitlement Card and use it to buy concession fares.