Melbourne’s public transport is the easiest and best way to get around the city.
Trams, trains and buses
Buy a Myki smartcard for flexible travel between trains, trams and buses. You’ll be able to use public transport in and around the city for just a few hours or all day.
Plan your trip, buy or top up your Myki card online and download maps and timetables from Public Transport Victoria, the one-stop shop for information about travelling on public transport (phone 1800 800 007).
From 1 January 2016, Melbourne’s Night Network trial commences, providing 24 hour public transport on weekends with all night trains and trams, late night buses, and a 2am coach service to key regional centres.
For more information about Night Network and specific services, visit Public Transport Victoria.
The Night Bus is a revamped and improved night time bus service, replacing NightRider services in 2016. The Night Bus network operates on Fridays and Saturdays along ten Night Bus routes, departing every 30 minutes from six safe locations in the central city.
Visit Public Transport Victoria for maps, timetables, tickets and route information.
Melbourne Visitor Shuttle
The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle is a great way to explore inner city Melbourne. Ride in comfort while listening to stories about the city’s colourful past and current quirks.
The shuttle bus operates daily (except Christmas Day), departing every 30 minutes from 9.30am to 4.30pm. The full trip takes approximately 90 minutes and includes an informative on-board commentary. There are 13 stops where you can hop on and hop off while you explore the diversity of inner city Melbourne.
An adult ticket for up to two days is $10; children nine years and under are free.
City Circle Tram
The City Circle Tram is a free service around central Melbourne taking passengers past some of Melbourne’s major attractions. Visit Public Transport Victoria for timetables and a route map.
Bike sharing is a great way to get around the city as an alternative to driving. It’s also healthier and more sustainable. The first ten docking locations of the Melbourne Bike Share scheme are now available, with 100 bikes in service and more to come.
Car sharing services provide cars on demand, for rent either by the hour or by the day, and no parking hassles when done.
There are many designated taxi ranks across the central city. The City of Melbourne also manages Safe City taxi ranks which provide a safer environment for both passengers and taxi ranks. See the map below and Safe City taxi ranks for more information.
The City of Melbourne TravelSmart map is a handy pocket-sized street map which provides information on tram, train and bus networks as well as walking and cycling routes in central and inner Melbourne. It highlights local sustainable transport options and includes standard Melway references and helpful safety tips.