Commuters can enjoy discounted travel from Pyrmont to City for only $3.30 with a Monorail Smart ‘touch & go’ card. Enjoy the comfort, safety and reliability of Monorail travel regardless of weather or traffic congestion, with services departing every 3 to 5 minutes from early to late.
Monorail Smart is smart ticket technology that saves you time, is safe and reliable and also offers significant discounts for regular Monorail passengers.
Where to get it?
Simply buy Monorail Smart card or swap your old Metrocard at any Monorail station.
How does it work?
Monorail Smart uses technology, similar to Metrocard, but with new safer and more reliable electronic ticket technology that is rechargeable.
Easy to use, you simply touch your card to the Smart card turnstile reader – no need to even remove it from your wallet – a trip will be deducted and in a few seconds you will be on your way.
How much does it cost?
FREE when your trade in your Metrocard for Monorail Smart card, enabling you to transfer your existing trip balance.
Or you can take upgrade to a Monorail Smart card for the discounted price of $25, including 6 trips.
Monorail Smart trip recharges are 30% cheaper than the cost of a single standard trip.
|Monorail Smart card|
|Monorail Smart card
An electronic "touch & go" card that is rechargeable
$25 including 6 trips
|Monorail Smart card recharge||
$3.30 per trip
|Standard Monorail fare (Adults & children over 5 years)||
$5.00 per trip
How do I recharge?
Sydney Monorail staff will recharge your Monorail Smart at any station for $3.30 per trip, at your convenience. Note a recharge limit of 20 trips applies to all Smart recharge transactions.
Why register my Smart card?
By providing your contact details you register your Smart card and also protect your money in the case of your card being reported lost or stolen. You can also opt in to receive updates with special offers and promotions via our monthly e-newsletter Metro Message.
If you register your Monorail Smart card, we'll hold your personal information on a secure central system and link it to the serial number of your Monorail Smart card. You can update your details at any time via our online form.
What happens if I don’t register my Smart card?
If you don’t want to provide your contact details when trading your old Metrocard across to Smart card, then you will be given a non-rechargeable Monorail Smart card. This card will transfer your existing trip balance from Metrocard to the Monorail Smart card, but no further trips can be added to this card.
If your card is lost or stolen, let us know as soon as possible via our online form, or phone and we can deactivate your card so no one can use your trips. We can then replace your card with a new Smart card with exactly the same trip value on it for a small admin fee ($10).
So what has happened to Metrocard and TNT cards?
Monorail Smart has now replaced the previous Metrocard and TNT cards, so these two cards will no longer be sold or recharged.
Additionally note all Metrocard and TNT card trips have now expired and are no longer valid for travel on the Monorail. Metrocard and TNT card trips expired on the 9 September 2012, which was 12 months from Monorail Smart launch. As Metrocard and TNT card trip balances have now expired they can no longer be transferred to a new Monorail Smart card.
How long are Monorail Smart card rides valid for if you are closing?
As the Monorail will continue to operate up to and including the 30 June 2013, you can continue to use your Smart card and existing trip balance up to and including the closure date.
Monorail Smart passengers will be kept up-to-date via ongoing communication and our Metro Message e-newsletter. Register here to receive Metro Message and ongoing upates from us.
Monorail Smart Terms and conditions
|Trip limit period||Trip limit applied for the period|
|1 July 2012 –
31 December 2012
|1 January –
31 March 2013
|1 – 30 April 2013||60|
|1 – 31 May 2013||40|
|1 June 2013||20|