Travel options and tips for getting around Melbourne.

Public transport

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, premium train stations, retail outlets displaying the myki sign (including 7-Elevens), or by calling 1800 800 007 in Australia.

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. For more information on zones, ticketing and timetables, visit the PTV website.


Melbourne buses run frequently to major hubs, including shopping centres, schools, hospitals, leisure and sports venues, and Melbourne's biggest attractions. For people travelling further afield, Victoria's V/Line service provides access to regional towns and scenic attractions across the state. Plan your trip with PTV's journey planner.


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.

Plan your trip with PTV's journey planner


Tram travel is a scenic way to explore the city and inner suburbs. Many tram services link to bus and train routes. Plan your trip with PTV's journey planner

How to travel on trams
Passengers can board trams at signposted stops displaying maps, route numbers and a timetable. Route numbers are also displayed on the front of the tram.

City Circle Tram
Melbourne's burgundy and gold City Circle Trams offer free travel to city sights and attractions, with audio commentary on points of interest along the route. The route runs along Flinders Street, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands Drive, La Trobe Street and Spring Street. A complete journey takes around an hour. The City Circle Tram is not wheelchair accessible.


Melbourne taxis are numerous. Drivers are required to wear a neat uniform and have an identity card on show at all times.

Hailing a cab
Cabs often wait in designated ranks that are clearly signposted at central locations like major hotels in the CBD, or busy spots such as Southern Cross Station. You can also hail a taxi in the street. If the rooftop light is illuminated, it means the taxi is available for hire – Telephone bookings are also available.

Fares and surcharges
Taxi meters are clearly visible, so you can keep check your fare as you go. Late night taxi trips must be paid for in advance. Use the fare estimator to work out what your trip is likely to cost. Melbourne cabs attract additional charges like a late night surcharge from midnight to 5am, a fee for phone bookings, a fee for using the Citylink freeway and even a fee for taxis waiting at the airport rank.

Melbourne's major taxi companies include:

Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport Disability Access Facilitation Plan

At Melbourne Airport, they have disabled access in a variety of areas around the airport, including within the terminals, as well as in the car parks and pick up/drop off zones.

For a comprehensive guide to disabled access at Melbourne Airport, download the Disabled Access Facilitation Plan

Melbourne Airport

Major, Regional and Individual Disability Access Facilitation Plan

Airline and airport operators are encouraged to develop and publish Disability Access Facilitation Plans (DAFPs) with the aim of providing detailed information on their approach to meeting the needs of travellers with disability. For more information click here.

Hidden Disability Program - Melbourne Airport

Melbourne airport has recently implemented the Hidden Disability Program for it’s International Terminal to assist you on your journey through our International Airport.  This program supports travellers requiring special assistance as they travel through our airport. Click here to learn more about the program.

Route Planner

The City of Melbourne has developed a fantastic and easy-to-use route planner, which provides a detailed and easy-to-follow mapping feature with clear directions and information, should you wish to drive. If you want to plan your journey from your home to the location that the sporting activity takes place, then click on the following link and it will provide you with the most direct route to take.

Regional Victoria

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

Travellers Aid

Travellers Aid provides travel-related support and aid including accessible toilet, shower and change amenities, and a rest area. It provides advice and assistance to older, frail, and people with disabilities to ensure safe passage. Bookings essential.

Accessible amenities

Find details about Melbourne's accessible venues, services and facilities, including restaurants, bars and cafes here.

Getting around Melbourne

The City of Melbourne can help you find out about accessible parking, public transport, taxis and vehicle hire and getting mobile on Melbourne's footpaths.

Arts Access Victoria

Arts Access Victoria provides access, engagement and professional development in the arts and cultural life across Victoria for people with a disability.

Useful Apps to help you get around 

Public Transport Victoria
Schedules for trains, trams and buses throughout Victoria.

Real-time schedule information for Melbourne trams.

Tram Hunter
Real-time schedule information for Melbourne trams.

Direct taxi booking.

Direct taxi booking.