On this page

  • Planning your trip
  • Tickets and fares
  • Discounts and concessions

Melbourne's public transport system includes a network of trams, buses and trams.

Public Transport Victoria is the contact for information on public transport in Victoria.

Planning your trip

Use the journey planner to work out the best route for your regular journeys to study or work. Most transport services end around midnight, although special night buses service many areas.

In regional Victoria, train services are provided by V/Line. Visit the V/Line website to see timetables and book tickets.

Tickets and fares

A myki card lets you travel on any mode of public transport around Melbourne and on regional trains and some buses.

Free tram zone

Tram travel is free in Melbourne’s central business district and inner city. There are signs on the tram stops to tell you where the free tram zone begins and ends. Most tram drivers also announce when you are entering or leaving the free tram zone.

Discounts for International Students

Eligible students at participating universities, colleges and schools can buy an  iUSE pass.

If you are an international student enrolled in and studying either a full-time undergraduate course (Bachelor Degree or Associate Degree) or a higher VET course (Advanced Diploma or Diploma) at a participating institution, you will be eligible to purchase a discounted annual ticket.

How to buy an iUsepass

Buy an iUSEpass in advance through your university, college or school. The iUSEpass saves you 50 per cent on an annual full fare ticket. The pass is valid for the entire year.

For more information on how the pass works and to check if your institution is participating visit the iUSEpass website or the International students page on the PTV website

Concession Cards

If you are an international students studying in Victoria as part of a recognised exchange program, or have refugee status or have an Australian Development Scholarship, you may be eligible for a Public Transport Student Concession Card.

If you fall into one of these categories, contact your university, college or school for more information or visit the Tertiary students page on the PTV website.