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  • Melbourne has excellent bus, train and tram transport services.
  • For frequent travel the newly introduced myki card – a reusable smart card that deducts the fare automatically when you travel and can be topped up when needed- is the most economical option. The myki card can be purchased online at www.myki.com.au or at train stations, selected tram stops and bus interchanges and at 7-Eleven stores.
  • Children travel free under 3 years of age and children up to 16 years of age are charged a concession fare.
  • Seniors are charged concession rates and can purchase a Seniors Daily Metcard to travel all day on trains, trams and buses across Zone 1 and  for only $3.50. Seniors are eligible for a free myki card which contains a free weekend entitlement.
  • For journey planning go to www.jp.ptv.vic.gov.au
  • For more information on tickets and timetables go to www.ptv.vic.gov.au
 

Taxis

Taxis can be hired off the street, at taxi ranks or by phone booking. There is sometimes a long wait for taxis esecially on a weekend evening so be prepared for that. Melbourne isapparently looking at bringing in a thousand Greek taxi drivers to alleviate the problem.

13CABS:  13 22 27

Silver Tops Taxi Service: 13 10 08

 

You might also conside UBER  www.uber.com/?exp=home_signup_form

OR www.gocatch.com/:

 

 

 

Cyclists

  • Melbourne is very cycle friendly with many flat roads and designated bike pathways.
  • Bikes can be carried free on Metropolitan and V/Line trains dependent on space availability. Folding bikes that fit the size criteria can be carried free on trams, trains and buses. Bike lockers are available at selected Metro and V/Line train stations and can be rented free after paying a bond. Registered users can also use bike cages for free at selected stations and transport interchanges. For more info go to www.ptv.vic.gov.au
  • Melbourne Bike Share allows you to rent bikes located at stations around the city centre on a daily, weekly or annual subscription basis. The first 30 minutes are free with usage fees charged thereafter. For more information go to www.melbournebikeshare.com.au

 






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