Melbourne Transport

Melbourne's public transport system offers a safe, reliable and convenient ways to travel around Melbourne and her regional areas. It is very user-friendly there are plenty of people who are happy to help if you are ever confused. It really is the best and cheapest way to see Melbourne!

If you need help go to TRAVELLERS aid it has all the information you will need.

MYKI - TOUCH ON & TOUCH OFF
 
The 'touch on - touch off' myki is be the only ticket valid for travel on Melbourne's trains, trams and buses.

There are uniformed and plain clothed ticket inspectors all over the train and tram network and the penalty for riding the network without a valid MYKI card, that has been 'touched-on' can be severe.

Trams within the CBD area and down to Docklands and Harbour Town are free though and each tram stop will display whether you're in the FREE TRAM zone or not. Download a free map of the zone on this link. More about trams further down.
 
Trains

Flinders Street Station is the central railway station of the suburban railway network of Melbourne, Victoria. It is on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets next to the Yarra River in the heart of the city, stretching from Swanston Street to Queen Street and covering two city blocks.

Flinders Street Station is a cultural icon to Melbourne and frequently used in imagery representing the city. The Melburnian idiom 'I'll meet you under the clocks' refers to the row of clocks above the main entrance, which indicate the departure time of the next train on each line; another idiom 'I'll meet you on the steps', refers to the wide staircase underneath these clocks. The area is a popular meeting place as it is at the intersection of two of the city's busiest thoroughfares.

We also have another railway station called Southern Cross which is on the city loop and has many service out to East Victoria.

Ports

Port Melbourne has a huge influence over the growth of Melbourne City. Some might even say that 'no port, no Melbourne'!

Port Melbourne is Australia's largest container and general cargo port, handling around 37% of the nation's container trade. More than forty shipping lines make around 3 100 ship calls a year to Melbourne, providing services to ports in all major parts of the world.

The port is at the north of Port Phillip Bay. It is serviced by more than a hundred nautical miles of shipping channels and fairways between the Port Phillip Heads and the berths on the Yarra River, at Williamstown and Station Pier, Port Melbourne.

Buses

Melbourne Bus Network is made up of the bus services that are on offer through the city and the suburbs of Melbourne. SmartBus routes are the high frequency bus services that connect with many of Melbourne's major centres and train lines. Melbourne buses are clean and safe, and the bus driver is always helpful if you are not sure what bus you are on!

There is also a night bus on offer called The NightRider Bus. This service operates from 12:30am to 4:30am hourly. It is safe and the preferred option if you are having a night on the town! Tickets are purchased on the bus from the driver.

For Planning your Journey go to PT>

Trams

Melbourne Trams are iconic! They bustle through the city and inner city suburbs and form the main mode of travel for inner city dwellers. Most of the tram routes go to and from the city, but there is a growing network that connects to the inner southern and inner eastern suburbs. Have a look at Tramtracker and down load the APP

The City Circle Tram is the free tourist tram that operates in the CBD of Melbourne. This runs every 12 minutes from 10am until 6pm. It does the circle of the city and is a jump on and jump off service. It also offers an audio guide of the landmarks and sights of Melbourne.

Travelling On With your own car. Vicroads is a great Place to find out the Rules and Regulation on how to drive around Melbourne and Victoria.

Road Cameras are everywhere so be sure to drive within The limits.  LIVE TRAFFIC CAMERA

City Link Traffic WebCam and Cost Calculator.

If you wish to make a complaint about any service go to Public Transport Ombudsman Victoria