A Pensioner Excursion Ticket (PET) gives you unlimited all day travel for $2.50 if you hold one of the following cards:
- NSW Seniors Card, including Seniors Cards issued in any state or territory in Australia
- Pensioner Concession Card issued in any state or territory in Australia
- NSW or Victorian War Widow/er Concession Card.
The ticket will take you all around the Sydney metropolitan and outer metropolitan areas, including Newcastle, the Lower Hunter, the Central Coast, the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and the Illawarra on trains, buses, regular ferry services on Sydney Ferries and light rail in Sydney.
The ticket cannot be used on some special event buses, charter
services or private ferries (exception for local residents).
Where to buy Pensioner Excursion Tickets
- The Pensioner Excursion Ticket can be purchased on board the bus (excluding PrePay bus services), CityRail stations, ferry ticket offices and ticket outlets (including many newsagencies and convenience stores). Locate your nearest ticket outlet.
- Pensioner Excursion Tickets cannot be purchased on light rail
services. Please purchase your ticket before you board.
- All tickets must be validated each time you use a service, using the ticket barrier gates at train stations and ferry wharves, ticket validation machines on buses or by presenting your ticket to the bus driver or the cashier on board the ferry or light rail.
- Tickets are valid on the day of use only, until 4am the morning after the expiry date.
- Pensioner Excursion Tickets cannot be used on tourist sightseeing buses, special event buses (except Moore Park Special Event Bus services), charter services, the Manly fast ferries and other private ferry services (exception for local residents), CountryLink services or the Sydney Monorail or to enter or exit the station at the Domestic or International terminals.
- Train travel to and from the Sydney domestic and international airports on the Airport Line requires an additional Gate Pass station access fee (available for adult and concession which includes pensioners).
- Local residents, whose only point of entry to the transport network is a private ferry, may purchase a PET from the private ferry operator, after first registering with the operator.
- Tickets are non-transferrable.