The regular Seniors Card holders fare from Taree to Sydney Central is $33.43 aboard the XPT. You can reduce this fare down to just $5.00 by catching the Busways coach #151 from Taree to Broadmeadow ($2.50). Then from Broadmeadow catch an Opal service to the city for another $2.50.
The Busways coach departs from Taree station and heads down over the bridge across the Manning River and down to Broadmeadow via Foster/Tuncurry, Bulahdelah, Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest. If you’re travelling from any of the destinations along the route the fare is still just $2.50 all the way through to Broadmeadow
Reservations to board the coach are not necessary, just show your Seniors card or Pensioner card when you board and pay the driver the $2.50 fare. Visa, Mastercard and EFTPOS are also accepted.
There are two services a day (M-F) departing Taree for Broadmeadow. The morning service departs Taree at 09:11, Forster coach stop at 9:46 and arrives at Broadmeadow station at 13:06.
The afternoon service departs Taree at 14:31 (M-F), Forster at 15:06 and arrives at Broadmeadow station at 17:56
There’s a half-hourly Opal train service from Broadmeadow to Central, so you shouldn’t have long to wait.
There are services on the weekends and public holidays – even Christmas day! If you’re travelling on a weekend or public holiday, please check the timetables below for the coach and train services as departure times vary at these times.
The full timetable for Busways coach service #151 from Taree to Broadmeadow via Forster can be downloaded from here.
The full timetable for the Broadmeadow to Central opal services can be downloaded from here.
Don’t forget to check for trackwork or any timetable changes NSWTransport and Busways before you leave.
Enjoy your adventure.