Guidebook Getting Around

The basics

Getting Around

Trams, buses and trains: Melbourne’s tram system is comprehensive, efficient and not without its charms. Travel within the CBD is free, but you’ll have to use your myki outside that area. Find maps and more information here. Buses complement Melbourne’s tram system and run to many key hubs around the city. Melbourne's trains are efficient and affordable and run across the city, through suburbs and into regional Victoria. Plan your journey here. V/line operates buses and trains across Victoria and is your best option when visiting region Victoria without a car. Plan your journey and book tickets here.

Tickets: Myki is the ticket to travel on Melbourne's trains, trams and buses, V/Line commuter train services. You can buy myki cards at more than 800 retailers and on the PTV website. You may like to consider purchasing a visitor value pack.

Cycling: Melbourne is a great city for cycling. Bike lanes are ubiquitous, and you can use the city’s ride share bikes for as little as $3 a day. There are also multiple places where you can hire a bike for as long as you wish; try Rentabike @ Federation Square or Freddy’s Bike Tours.

Taxis and rideshare: All taxis have meters so you can check the fare as you ride, though between 10pm and 5am drivers may ask for an upfront deposit, based on a table of point to point estimates. Use this fare estimator to get an idea of travel costs. Here are the details of Melbourne’s major taxi companies:

  • 13 CABS (Ph 13 22 27 – in Australia)
  • Silver Top Taxis (Ph 13 10 08 – in Australia)

Uber is ubiquitous in Melbourne, are easy to use and generally cheaper than taxis.

Visitor shuttle: A good way to see Melbourne’s sights, these buses depart every 30 minutes. For $10 you can hop on and off at 13 stops over two days. Find tickets and more information here.

Further information can be found here.

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