Free Tram Ride? Getting Around Melbourne and VIC State

how to commute around Melbourne

Although I strongly recommend that you drive around rather than opt for public transport, for the sake of your adventurous spirit, I took the liberty to search the other options of public transport that you can use around Melbourne and Victoria.


TICKETS

myki is the reusable travel card for trains, trams, and buses around Melbourne and parts of regional Victoria. Some regional towns in Victoria offer paper tickets and paid in cash.

myki card

myki EXPLORER

Enjoy a ready-to-use myki card with one day’s unlimited travel on public transport in Melbourne. Your pack also includes handy maps and access to great visitor experience discounts.
You can buy a myki Explorer from:
SkyBus ticket booths at Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross Station
PTV Hubs
The concierge desk at many hotels and accommodation providers
For more information, visit the website at ptv.vic.gove.au/mykiexplorer


Buy your myki card and top-up

You can buy and top up your myki at hundreds of shops including all 7-Eleven stores, myki machines and station ticket offices. As a guide, A$10 will get you around Melbourne for a day, with a little change. For more information about fare rates, visit ptv.vic.gov.au/mobilemyki

mobile myki app

Mobile myki

With Mobile myki, you can get a myki, top-up on-the-go, and touch on with your phone. Download Google Pay to get started.


free tram ride around Melbourne

FREE Tram travel

Melbourne’s Free Tram Zone can be used without a myki. It runs through the city centre, with major stops like Queen Victoria Market, Docklands, Spring Street, Flinders Street Station, and Federation Square. 

The City Circle Tram is also free and does not require a myki. Hop on and off the historic trams as often as you like. How cool is that?!


regional Victoria train

Regional Victoria Trains

With the largest public transport network in Australia, Victoria’s trains and coaches can take you to many parts of regional Victoria. Simply make your way to one of V/Line’s booking offices at Southern Cross Station and the staff will help you plan your next adventure. 

Warragul Train Station
Warragul Train Station




PTV HUBS

Find out more about public transport in Melbourne and Victoria by visiting a PTV Hub located at:
Melbourne – Southern Cross Station (on the concourse near the corner of Spencer Street and Collins Street).
Geelong – Westfield Shopping Centre, 95 Malop Street, Geelong (ground floor near the Target entrance)
Bendigo – Bendigo Marketplace, 37 Garsed Street, Bendigo (near the Bank of Melbourne)



Victoria’s COVID Restriction Update:

Masks remain mandatory on all Victorian domestic flights, at airports, in hospitals, on public transport, in taxis or rideshare vehicles, in large retail stores (over 2000 sqm), such as department stores, electronics stores, furniture stores or hardware stores or supermarkets, and inside shopping centres, including the retail stores inside shopping centers, such as clothing stores.
You must always carry a face mask with you when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to.
Wearing a face mask is strongly recommended whenever you can’t keep 1.5 metres distance from others.


how to commute around Melbourne

I strongly recommend that you download the PTV app or visit the website ptv.vic.gov.au to plan your trip and get real-time travel updates.

Or if you have an international driver’s license, just rent a car for more convenience. 



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28 comments :

  1. We visited Australia around 2 years back and had used myki for local travel in Victoria trams. Free tram rides is something that I didn't know about.

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    1. Free tram ride is awesome especially if you are just living in the CBD.

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  2. This was such a great post. So many travel posts tell you where to go, but you have to know HOW to get there.

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  3. That sounds like a great way to get around the city. I always use trains and other public transportation when I travel. It's the best way to get a feel of the area.

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    1. I agree and it is affordable. Victoria's PT trains are also reliable and clean :)

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  4. I love it! Public transportation is the best way to get around a city when you're traveling.

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  5. myki sound like a great way to experience the city. I've always loved using public transportation when I travel. It's so much better than trying to navigate by car.

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  6. I often wish we lived in a city like this so that we had this option. Tram is a great way to get around.

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  7. I always love taking public transport when I visit a new city. The train and tram there looks so beautiful. Thanks for showing us part of Melbourne. Hopefully I can visit there one day.

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    1. The free trams are good too! We rarely use it coz we prefer walking or take the car.

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  8. i love using public transport when visiting any city. it helps to reduce pollution kind regards Pati Robins @ style squeeze blog

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    1. I agree with you. Due to COVID, we rarely use the public transport even it is well maintained.

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  9. Great post. Thanks for the tips! Really makes me want to travel again and get some sun and travel energy!

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  10. Gosh! I miss Melbourne! Can't wait to go back. I miss the free tram! Haha!

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  11. Tramways are awesome. I wish we had some in my city but they are building a monorail instead.

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  12. Melbourne seems like an amazing city. I'd like to visit there sometimes, preferably during Australian Open so I can watch that as well

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    1. Aww Australia Open I miss that this year, because of COVID, but I downloaded their app and now keeps me update about each game. My girl, Naomi Osaka is reigning Australian Open.

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  13. This is nnniiiccceeeeee, Blair! I would love to travel in that tram! It looks so cool and spacious.

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    1. Yes it is! Australia will be open eventually to international travel.

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  14. This looks like a fab way to get around the city to explore and enjoy all that Melbourne has to offer.

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