Seniors Travel: Sydney to the NSW North West, including Tamworth, Armidale, Glen Innes and Moree for $7.50

Your Seniors Opal card will take you from Sydney to Scone for $2.50. Past Scone the regular Seniors half fare from Sydney to Moree is $64.56, Tamworth is $53.86. Here’s how to get to any of the locations served by TransportNSW in the NSW Northwest for just $7.50.

This trip works M-F and starts with an early departure aboard the 05:15 Opal service from Central to Hamilton where you’ll arrive Hamilton station at 07:46. You can download the PDF file, Central Coast & Newcastle line here

From Hamilton board the 08:16 train to Muswellbrook. You’ll arrive at Muswellbrook at 09:50. You can download the Hunter Line timetable here

On your arrival at Muswellbrook, leave the station and cross the road to the coach stop and catch the Osborn’s Transport coach service # 415 which departs the coach stop at 10:50. You got an hour to between the arrival of the train and departure of the coach. There is a cafe and bakery about 5 minutes walk from the station.

It’s a 35 minute run through to Scone where you can alight the coach at the Scone NAB Corner. With your Seniors card, the fare will cost $2.50. Neither credit or debit cards, nor Opal cards are accepted. This is a cash-only service. There are ATM machines within a 5-minute walk from Muswellbrook station.

The video below shows boarding the train at Hamilton. Highlights of the trip through to Muswellbrook. Catching Osborn’s Transport coach from Muswellbrook station and arrival in Scone.

You’ll arrive in Scone at 11:25. The next leg of your journey to your desired destination in the NSW North West is by train. You have plenty of time for lunch in one of the cafes or hotels that serve meals in Scone as the train departs from Scone station at 13:37. The timetable for all the NSW North West services can be found at

You’ll need to make a booking for this train before you leave home. The cost of the fare for Seniors cardholders is $2.50. You can travel as far north as Tenterfield and West as far as Burren Junction. See the map at

This train is popular, so I’d try to make your booking 7 days before departure. You can book online at

Or call on 13 22 32, just remember to have your Seniors card and your credit or debt card ready to pay.

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  1. Kerry,

    I see northbound but does this work, southbound? I have in mind, taking a train from a place such as Moree or Tamworth, to Sone. I THOUGHT that the zone was in fact at MURRARUNDI. . . . so is it Scone now? If so, a person COULD go from Sydney to Scone by train, stop over, then take the train, to the north.

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