Public Transport

Getting around Melbourne couldn't be any easier with public transport. Leave the car at home and enjoy the ease of our connected city with trains, trams and buses ready to take you almost anywhere.

MYKI

Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses are the easiest way to get to attractions, sporting venues and shopping precincts. All you need is a myki and you’ll be ready to travel around the city all day, every day.

For more information about myki, click here.

TRAMS AND FREE TRAVEL IN THE CBD AND DOCKLANDS

Explore the city and inner Melbourne by tram. All tram stops display maps, timetables and route numbers that correspond to the number on the front of the tram so you can plan your travel accordingly.

A Free Tram Zone in Melbourne’s CBD and Docklands makes travelling in the city even easier. Travel on trams within this zone is free and you do not need to use a myki card. However, if your journey starts or finishes in outside the boundaries of the Free Tram Zone, you must touch on your myki at the reader to make sure you have a valid ticket.

You can also ride the iconic W-Class City Circle Tram (number 35) that will take you on a historic tour of Melbourne’s CBD, complete with automated commentary.

To view Melbourne’s tram network map, click here.

TRAINS

Melbourne’s metropolitan train network is a great way to travel across the city, connecting people and places.

With 15 train lines, 218 stations and frequent services seven days a week, it’s easy to travel across the city and explore the outer suburbs of Melbourne. With easy access to schools, universities, hospitals and shopping centres, it’s possible to explore all of Melbourne’s CBD and surrounding hidden treasures at your leisure. 

To view Melbourne’s train network map, click here.

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BUSES

Melbourne’s extensive metropolitan bus network services both the CBD and outer suburbs. Buses also connect with Melbourne's train and tram network making cross-suburban travel easy, with regular connections to the CBD, train stations, major shopping centres, and leisure and sporting venues.

NIGHT NETWORK

There’s no need to keep an eye on the time now that Night Network has arrived! The one-year Night Network trial includes 24-hour public transport on weekends, with all night metropolitan trains and trams, late night buses, and a 2am coach service to key regional centres. 

For more information about the Night Network, click here.

PLAN YOUR JOURNEY

For a quick and easy guide on how to travel around Melbourne, use the PTV Journey Planner. The Journey Planner can be used online and there is also a free app to assist you with directions from one location to another. The Journey Planner can provide you with public transport route numbers, as well as the distance and time it will take you to reach your chosen destination. To plan your journey, click here.

For more information on public transport in Melbourne, click here.

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TRAVELLING WITH V/LINE

With V/Line it’s easier than ever to travel between regional Victoria and Melbourne. VLocity trains are sleek and smooth and a perfect way to sit back, relax and enjoy the landscape, while someone else does the driving! So encourage your friends and family to travel with V/Line when they come and stay.

V/Line trains servicing regional Victoria arrive and depart from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne. From Southern Cross you can easily jump onboard trains, trams and buses heading all over the city.

myki is your ticket to travel in the metropolitan area and from major regional centres of Geelong, Ballarat, Seymour, Traralgon and Bendigo. If you are travelling in from destinations further than these regional centres you will need to use a paper ticket. To see the regional train and coach map to view the myki-enabled area, click here.

V/Line offer a range of great value fares. Travelling at off-peak times is cheapest and discounts are offered for commuters, families, groups and holders of certain concession cards. A cost effective way of travelling with the family is purchasing a V/Line Family Traveller ticket. With a Family Traveller, each adult can take up to two children aged between four and 16 for free during off-peak times!

Click here for more information on fares and tickets and for more information on available discounts.You can buy V/Line paper tickets at all staffed V/Line stations and at any V/Line ticket sales agent. See where to buy tickets for more details.