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A new discount scheme for annual myki tickets is starting in 2015 - see below for details.

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

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.

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

Melbourne has a comprehensive public transport system of trams, trains and buses that makes it easy to travel around Melbourne.

Tram travel in Melbourne’s central business district and inner city will be free from 1 January 2015.

Many education institutions have campuses in the inner city area. Melbourne is a large city by size but you can access all of it using one fare.

Public transport is a cost effective and quick way to travel in and around the city. In Melbourne, myki is your ticket to travel on trains, trams, buses and regional (V/Line) commuter services.

Discounts for International Students

From 1 January 2015, eligible students at participating institutions can buy the new 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.

Purchased in advance through your education institution, this ticket will allow you to save 50 per cent on an annual full fare ticket.

The iUSEpass is easy to use and valid for the entire year.

For more information on how the pass works and to check if your institution is participating, please visit: iusepass.vic.gov.au or ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/concessions/international-students

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 education provider for more information or visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au.

Regional Victoria's public transport (V/line)

Victoria has a network of regional (country area) public transport (www.vline.com.au) including buses and trains for travel around and between regional towns and for travel to Melbourne.

V/Line is the largest provider of train and bus services and myki and the V/Line ticketing system operates on these services.

Regional train services operate between Melbourne and key regional centres including:

  • Albury / Wodonga
  • Bairnsdale
  • Ballarat
  • Bendigo
  • Echuca
  • Geelong
  • Sale
  • Seymour
  • Shepparton
  • Swan Hill
  • Traralgon
  • Warrnambool

You can plan your journey and book your V/Line trip online.

Getting to and from Melbourne International Airport

SkyBus

A regular bus operates between Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and Southern Cross Station in Melbourne’s city centre. SkyBus runs every 10 minutes during peak times and no bookings are required. Tickets can be bought online before you travel and are valid for three months from the date of purchase.

From Southern Cross Station you can catch trains and buses to a number of destinations around Melbourne and rural Victoria. Some tram services also stop outside this station.

Taxis

Taxis are located outside main Melbourne Airport entrances. Special taxi queuing areas are marked. Taxis are registered and operate within strict guidelines. They use a ‘flagfall’ or initial charge and then charge per distance at set fees. An online fare calculator can help you estimate the cost of taxi travel to and from the airport.

Additional information

Journey Planner

Travel by public transport

Fare estimator

Estimate your taxi fare based on pick-up and drop-off points anywhere in Victoria

Last updated: 02 Dec 2014

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