Get­ting Around

Melbourne Official Visitor Guide - - Useful Information -


myki is your ticket to travel on trains, trams and buses in Mel­bourne and many parts of re­gional Vic­to­ria. To get started, buy a myki Ex­plorer pack or myki card.

myki Ex­plorer

En­joy a ready-to-use myki card with one day’s un­lim­ited travel on pub­lic trans­port in Mel­bourne. Your pack also in­cludes handy maps, a sou­venir wal­let and dis­counts to lots of our favourite places. If you want to keep trav­el­ling, just top up your myki at a huge range of shops, myki ma­chines or on­line. To find out where to buy yours, visit the web­site be­low.­ex­plorer

Buy Your myki Card and Top Up

You can buy and top up your myki at a huge range of shops (in­clud­ing all 7-Eleven stores), myki ma­chines and sta­tion ticket of­fices. As a guide, $10 will get you around Mel­bourne for a day, with a lit­tle change.

For more on fares, visit the web­site be­low.

From trams and trains to bike hire and fer­ries, here’s all you need to know about get­ting around Mel­bourne.

Free Tram Travel

The Free Tram Zone in­cludes the city cen­tre and ex­tends from Queen Vic­to­ria Mar­ket to Dock­lands, Spring Street, Flin­ders Street Sta­tion and Fed­er­a­tion Square (see the Mel­bourne tram map on page 138). If you’re only trav­el­ling in the Free Tram Zone you don’t need a myki.

Travel on the City Cir­cle Tram is also free. Hop on and off the his­toric trams as of­ten as you like. You don’t need a myki if you’re only trav­el­ling on the City Cir­cle Tram.

Re­gional Vic­to­ria

With the largest pub­lic trans­port net­work in Aus­tralia, our trains and coaches can take you many parts of re­gional Vic­to­ria. Sim­ply make your way to V/Line's pas­sen­ger hub at South­ern Cross Sta­tion and we'll help you plan your next get­away.

PTV Hubs

To find out more about pub­lic trans­port in Mel­bourne and Vic­to­ria, visit a PTV Hub at South­ern Cross Sta­tion or 750 Collins Street, Dock­lands.

Night Net­work

Night Net­work is about giv­ing ev­ery­one a con­ve­nient and af­ford­able way to travel later. Night Net­work in­cludes all-night pub­lic trans­port on week­ends, with all-night met­ro­pol­i­tan trains, trams, late-night buses, and a 2am coach ser­vice to key re­gional cen­tres. Stay out longer and en­joy Mel­bourne's vi­brant nightlife, pop­u­lar hot spots and spe­cial events through­out the year.


Sky­bus is a di­rect ser­vice be­tween South­ern Cross Sta­tion and Mel­bourne Air­port that op­er­ates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The buses de­part ev­ery 10 min­utes in both direc­tions and stop at Ter­mi­nals 1, 3 and 4. Sky­bus also of­fers a free City Ho­tel Shut­tle ser­vice to an ex­ten­sive list of ho­tels and hos­tels in the CBD and in­ner sub­urbs (check the web­site for the list of par­tic­i­pat­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion providers). If you’re head­ing to South­bank, Dock­lands, St Kilda, El­stern­wick, Elwood, Brighton, Frankston or Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula, SKY­BUS runs ser­vices to these ar­eas.


Mel­bourne Bike Share

Mel­bourne Bike Share al­lows lo­cals and vis­i­tors aged 15 or older to hire a set of wheels (and hel­met) from one of 50 pub­lic bike racks across the CBD.

You can bor­row and re­turn bikes at any of the racks across the bor­row­ing net­work. Bikes can be hired for as lit­tle as $3 per day and $8 per week (pro­vid­ing you with un­lim­ited 30-minute trips) us­ing VISA or Mastercard. For ev­ery­thing you need to know about the bike shar­ing pro­gram, in­clud­ing pric­ing and rack lo­ca­tions, visit the web­site.



Pedi­cabs (three-wheel bike taxis) are a fun and car­bon-neu­tral way to get around the CBD. See Green Cabs’ web­site for book­ing in­for­ma­tion, op­er­at­ing hours and fare es­ti­mates.


Mel­bourne Wa­ter Taxi

Catch­ing a Mel­bourne Wa­ter Taxi can be a smart way to beat the traf­fic or sim­ply en­joy a scenic ride to your des­ti­na­tion. There’s a reg­u­lar ser­vice be­tween South­gate, Rod Laver Arena, Mel­bourne Park and the MCG for ma­jor events, such as foot­ball matches and con­certs. Wa­ter taxis op­er­ate on the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers seven days a week, day and night.


Car hire

Plan on do­ing lots of trav­el­ling far and wide? A great way to get around Mel­bourne and its sur­rounds is in a rental car. Redspot En­ter­prise will have you sorted with a com­fort­able and safe car that’s the right size for your travel party (think lit­tle and zippy or large and lux­u­ri­ous). Ve­hi­cle pick-up and drop-off is avail­able at Mel­bourne Air­port and in the city

(Lit­tle Collins Street).


Taxis can be hired off the street, from des­ig­nated taxi ranks or by phone/on­line book­ings. There are taxi ranks all over the CBD (re­fer to the Mel­bourne City map on page 154), in­clud­ing four safe city taxi ranks for late-night trav­ellers. Taxi fares vary based on dis­tance, lo­ca­tion and time of travel. You can use the taxi fare es­ti­ma­tor on the Taxi Ser­vices Com­mis­sion’s web­site to ob­tain an ap­prox­i­mate cost. Be­tween 10pm and 5pm, Vic­to­rian taxi driv­ers are al­lowed to ask for an up­front de­posit for the trip fare. Mel­bourne’s ma­jor taxi com­pa­nies are 13 CABS, Sil­ver­top Taxis and CABiT. sil­ver­

Craig Newell

Plan Your Jour­ney Down­load the PTV app or visit the web­site be­low to plan your jour­ney and get real-time travel up­dates.

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