Public Transport

Getting to Melbourne couldn't be any easier using public transport. Take the hassle out of the journey and begin relaxing as soon as you hop on-board.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT VICTORIA

Public Transport Victoria is your one-stop-shop for public transport information in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. With all the information on all metropolitan and regional trains, tram and bus services, they make planning your journey easier than ever.

Their website or apps are a great place to start, along with their online journey planner- which you can find at the bottom of this page.

TRAVELLING WITH MYKI

Travelling around Victoria with myki has never been easier.

myki is a reusable travel card for Melbourne’s public transport network, regional train services from Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Traralgon and Seymour to Melbourne – as well as local bus services around these centres. 

You can purchase a myki at over 800 retail outlets including all 7-Eleven stores and selected retailers where you see the myki sign, train station tickets offices, myki machines at train stations and premium tram and bus stops, and onboard the bus ($20 maximum). A full fare myki card costs $6 and all concession myki cards (includes concession, seniors and child myki) cost $3.

Top up your myki with the value before you travel, and always remember to touch on to have a valid ticket and touch off to pay the lowest fare. Visit the PTV website for more about myki.

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! 

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. Check out the regional train and coach map to view the myki-enabled area.

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 discountsYou 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.

 
When travelling to Melbourne via V/Line, you can use metropolitan trains, trams and buses in the city at no extra cost. Just use your myki (touch on and touch off) or show your V/Line paper ticket to ticket barrier staff or your bus driver. For more information, click here.

Getting Around

Need some help getting from A to B so you can discover Melbourne?

Just pop your starting point and where you want to go into the PTV Journey Planner, as well as your ideal departure or arrival time.

The Planner will find the easiest way for you to get where you want to go, plus give you easy-to-follow instructions on how to get there.