Melbourne's trains, trams and buses offer comprehensive public transport services. Extending from the Central Business District in all directions, Melbourne's public transport network can help you explore and access every corner of this vibrant city.
A Metcard can be purchased in a number of ways: from retail outlets displaying the blue Metcard sign, at train stations, online at www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au, via the Metcard Helpline on 1800 652 313, or from the Metshop. A limited selection is also available on-board buses and from coin-only ticket machines on-board trams. A Metcard allows you to travel on any of the three modes of public transport. Please remember that a Metcard must be validated on the machines located at train station platforms, and on-board trams and buses.
Public transport operates between 5am and midnight, Monday through Thursday, with extended hours to around 1am on Friday and Saturday nights, and between 8am and 11pm on Sundays and public holidays.
For train, tram and bus information you can call Metlink on 131 638 or go to www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au
A PDF document: '2009 Fares and Travel Guide' may be download from here:
Free City Circle Tram
The free City Circle Trams travel the perimeter of the central business district every day between 10am and 6pm Monday through Wednesday, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10am and 9pm.
Free Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle
The Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle is a free bus service, stopping at key tourist attractions and destinations in and around the city. Onboard, you can view the city in comfort while listening to an imformative taped commentary. You can hop on or off at any of 11 stops. It runs daily, every 15-20 minutes, from 9.30am to 4.30pm.