If you're planning a trip to Melbourne or regional Victoria having a little knowledge of how the public transport, trams, trains and busses fare system works may save you precious vacation time.
Myki card is the system for fare paying, it is best to prepurchase the card as it is not available on trams.
Myki card is valid on trams, buses, metropolitan trains, certain regional trains and buses in a growing number of regional towns such as Bendigo and Ballarat.
Melbourne public transport has 2 zones, zones one and two. Most visitors tend to travel within zone one only.
There is the additional fare-free zone within Melbourne CBD for tram travel an added bonus introduced in the recent years. Stops within the free zone are clearly marked.
Which pass and fare are best for me? Step1: You must first purchase your Myki card and then add money onto it. Cost $6.00 per adult. $3.00 per concession or child aged up to 18 It is highly recommended to register your card online
Step 2: Add money to top up your card either choose Myki money or if you are staying 7 days or more add a Myki pass
Fares: Myki Money
Adult Fares start at $4.30 zone one, this is valid for 2 hours or capped at $8.60 per weekday or $6.30 per weekend day A concession is 50% of the adult fare Myki Pass The adult 7-day pass is $43.00 which works out the same as 5-weekday fares.
Being able to use your Myki money pass on regional trains makes day trips to some of our beautiful regional towns, such as Woodend, Ballarat, Bendigo super easy.
You must tap your card on when boarding a tram or bus and when entering the gate at the railway station. You do not need to tap off when leaving a tram but must tap off when leaving a bus or train station.
Myki is a simple and convenient way to travel within Melbourne and regions. Purchase cards and top up: Melbourne visitors centre at Federation Square
PTV at Southern Cross Station
Many convenience stores
Most Railway stations
Many tram stops have fare top-up machines and some you can purchase an adult Myki card from these machines also
Check out the Public Transport Victoria site for more details here.
** Please note prices are valid at the time of publishing and subject to change without notice.