There is a range of transportation options available to discover Melbourne.
Tram travel is free in Melbourne CBD and the inner city.
Welcome to the home of the largest tram network outside Europe. Melbourne has plenty of public transport options which are more affordable compared to many other cities. The fares are capped, and anyone can purchase weekly, monthly and yearly passes to save more. You can purchase a Myki travel card to travel on trains, trams, buses and V/Line trains in Melbourne. Make sure you register your Myki to get a free replacement in case you lose it.
Taxis/Cabs can be hailed from the curb on the street or at designated areas where you will have to line up to get a taxi or you may choose to book online or dial a cab:
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Visit the Transport Info website to view information on fares and charges, feedback and complaints and lost property.
Uber is used widely in many countries. It’s available 24/7 and you get to choose your ride and set your location by signing up online and installing the Uber app on your mobile phone. You will also obtain a fare estimate when you have selected your pick-up and drop-off destinations.
To minimise your expenditure on public transport, you may choose to ride a bike. There are designated bike lanes and tracks around Melbourne to keep you safe.
Just remember, when cycling in Australia, it is illegal to cycle without a helmet. You must also have bells and lights on your bicycle if you plan to cycle at night.