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Free Travel

If your legs don’t feel like cooperating, the city’s Free Tram Zone, which covers the CBD and Docklands, means you can get about without spending a cent.

Free Tram Zone

With so much to see, do, eat and drink in the city centre, you could spend days exploring Melbourne’s nooks and crannies. The best part? If your legs don’t feel like cooperating, the city’s Free Tram Zone means you can get about for free! Especially handy if you’re travelling with kids or someone with limited mobility, this initiative is hugely popular with both visitors and locals. Keep an eye and an ear out for announcements marking the end of the Free Tram Zone, at which point you will need a valid, topped-up myki card. Visit the PTV website to download the Free Tram Zone network map to discover which areas of the city the zone covers.

City Circle Tram

For a unique experience, climb aboard the historic City Circle Tram (route 35) and receive a few lessons about the history, layout and architecture that has shaped the world’s most liveable city. You’ll also get to experience Melbourne’s most historic W-Class tram. This free and convenient service is proudly operated by Yarra Trams and provides visitors to Melbourne with an audio commentary detailing city landmarks and major attractions such as Melbourne Aquarium, Princess Theatre, Parliament House and Federation Square.

City Circle Trams operate in both directions approximately every 30 minutes between 10am and 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday and between 10am and 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Learn more about the City Circle Tram by visiting the Yarra Trams website. You can also view the route guide or download the route map.

To plan your travel around Melbourne, use the PTV Journey Planner below.

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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.

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