Melbourne buses run frequently to major hubs, including shopping centres, schools, hospitals, leisure and sports venues, and some of Melbourne's biggest attractions. For people travelling further afield, Victoria's V/Line service gives access to regional towns and scenic attractions across the state.
myki is Melbourne's ticket to travel on the city's trains, trams and buses. It's a plastic smartcard with stored value which can be topped up and re-used again. Purchase your myki online at the myki website, premium train stations, retail outlets displaying the myki sign (including 7-Elevens), or by calling Ph 1800 800 007 (free from a land line) in Australia.
For flexible travel, buy a myki Visitor Pack from Melbourne Visitor Centre, Federation Square, the PTV Hub at Southern Cross Station (cnr Swanston and Little Collins streets), SkyBus terminals and some hotels. Packs include a pre-loaded myki card with enough value for one day of travel in Zone 1, instructions on how to use myki, a Melbourne tram map and discount entry to Melbourne attractions.
Metropolitan Melbourne is divided into two zones. When you touch your myki on and off the electronic readers as you travel, the lowest fare for your trip is deducted. For more information on zones, ticketing and timetables, visit the Public Transport Victoria website.
NightRider buses travel from the city to the suburbs after midnight on weekends. Buses run every 30 minutes from Melbourne city to the outer suburbs, between 1.30am and 4.30am Saturdays, and 1.30am to 5.30am Sundays. Normal myki fares apply. For NightRider timetables and route maps visit the Public Transport Victoria website.
Melbourne Visitor Shuttle
Take the shuttle bus to key destinations around the city between 9.30am and 4.30pm daily, for a flate rate of $5 per person. Kids travel free.
V/Line is Victoria's regional train and bus provider, operating services across the state. Visit V/Line for timetables, maps and other information, if you plan to explore Victoria by train.