Trains at Southern Cross Station, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne's metro trains run between the outer suburbs and Flinders Street Station in the city. The city loop is Melbourne's underground system, with five stations servicing the central business district: Southern Cross Station, Flagstaff (closed weekends), Melbourne Central, Parliament and Flinders Street. Many train stations connect with bus or tram services. Southern Cross Station is Melbourne's hub for regional and interstate trains.

Services run 5.00am to midnight Monday to Thursday, and to 1am Friday and Saturday nights. On Sunday, trains run 7.00am to 11.00pm. Plan your trip with Public Transport Victoria's journey planner

myki cards
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.

Visitor packs
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.

Fare types
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. Train travel completed before 7am on a weekday is free. For more information on zones, ticketing and timetables, visit the Public Transport Victoria website

Regional Victoria 
V/Line is Victoria's regional train and bus provider, operating services across the state. Visit the V/Line website for timetables, maps and other information, if you plan to explore Victoria by train.

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