Fares and Tickets

Tickets are issued for all fares paid. Please retain tickets until the end of your journey. An inspector may board a bus at any time to check tickets.

When boarding the bus, always advise the driver of your destination.

Payment Methods

Cash – please have the exact fare ready

Forest Coach Lines drivers cannot change large notes, so please be sure to have the fare ready in coins or small notes where possible. This will help to reduce boarding delays and help you get to your destination quickly.

EFTPOS – tap and pay

We now accept credit and direct debit cards all Forest Coach Lines Coffs Harbour and Sawtell services.*

Excludes Narrabri and Wee Waa services.


Children under the age of four travel free when accompanied by an adult. Children aged between four and 15 are automatically entitled to a half fare.

Children aged 15 years and over and attending high school or secondary college are eligible for a concession fare for travel outside school hours upon presentation to the driver of an appropriate photo ID issued by the school or college.

If a valid ID is not available, children aged 15 years and over are required to pay the standard adult fare, unless travelling to and from school in school hours.

Where age may be in doubt, proof of age is the responsibility of the child, or an adult fare will be charged.

Concession Fares

Concession fare authority cards must always be shown to the driver, or a full fare may be charged.

Forest Coach Lines accepts a variety of transport concession authority cards issued by NSW state government agencies and the Commonwealth Government through Centrelink.

We cannot accept healthcare cards as a transport concession, nor can we accept cards issued for exclusive travel on state transit buses in Sydney.

Tertiary students must have the holographic sticker on their ID card issued by Transport for NSW to travel at concession fares.

School Travel Passes

To view information on school travel passes, please visit the School Services page.

Effective From 1 January 2021

Concession fares are half the adult fares, rounded down to the nearest ten cents.

Single Trip

Single Trip Full Fares and Concession Fares Applicable on Contract Bus Services

Fare BandNo. of sectionsAdultConcession
11 to 2$2.30$1.10
23 to 6$3.30$1.60
37 to 15$4.20$2.10
416 to 25$4.50$2.20
526 to 37$5.90$2.90
638 to 56$7.50$3.70
757 to 75$10.00$5.00
876 to 100$15.00$7.50
9101 to 125$20.00$10.00

Daily Fares

Daily Full Fares and Concession Fares Applicable on Contract Bus Services

Fare BandNo. sections for longest trip during dayAdultConcession
11 to 2$5.00$2.50
23 to 6$5.00$2.50
37 to 15$10.00$5.00
416 to 25$10.00$5.00
526 to 37$10.00$5.00
638 to 56$20.00$10.00
757 to 75$20.00$10.00
876 to 100$30.00$15.00
9101 to 125$30.00$15.00

(GST inclusive, and as varied by TfNSW from time to time)