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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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. taxi.vic.gov.au
13cabs.com.au silvertop.com.au cabit.com.au
Plan Your Journey Download the PTV app or visit the website below to plan your journey and get real-time travel updates. ptv.vic.gov.au