Melbourne's Public Transportation
Part 1 - An Introduction



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The Melbourne transport system consists of tram, train, bus and ferry services, some modes operating across the entire state of Victoria.

The public transport here in Melbourne has changed dramatically over the past years. We can now proudly boast real comfort, affordability and a lot of traveling fun.


Part 1 introduces you to these 4 modes of public transport, dealing mainly with Melbourne's trams.

Another further 3 pages discuss trains, buses and ferries in more depth.

Melbourne's Modern Trams - Trains - Buses

Whether you are traveling around the city, the suburbs or into the beautiful Victorian countryside using Melbourne's convenient public transportation, you will reach your destination safely.

Getting around using Melbourne's trains, trams and buses is very convenient as you can now use the integrated ticketing system across all 3 modes of transport.

MYKI Public tranport ticket

Melbourne integrated public transport ticketing system allows a user travel on all metropolitan public transport services and also some country services.

Please note: The tickets are not valid on Melbourne Ferries services and most V/Line services require a separate V/Line ticket.

Melbourne's MYki Ticketing System

Myki card part of Integrated Ticketing System Melbourne transport compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/avlxyz/8028783711/

I grew up in Melbourne and got to travel on the trams on a regular basis.

The ride, back then, was very basic, cold and uncomfortable with the old green trams rattling and swaying along the tracks.

These days it is a pleasure riding this modern mode of public transport.

Melbourne Australia Trams

Melbourne Australia modern trams compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaffney/2738027376/ .

Some of these old trams can still be experienced, all done up and presenting themselves as part of Melbourne's heritage.

The FREE City Circle Tram travels around the CBD covering...

  • Flinders Street
  • Spring Street
  • Nicholson Street
  • Victoria Street
  • LaTrobe Street
  • Harbor Esplanade.

It also travels the exciting Docklands precinct.

These trams are recognized by their distinctive maroon federation colors.

Some of the trams have a recorded commentary pointing out the attractions along the way. There is usually a supply of brochures and sometimes you will find a live guide on board.

Heritage City Circle Tram

Heritage City Circle Tram melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/shami_chatterjee/322697822/

Trams form a crucial part of Melbourne's public transportation system known as Metlink.

They service the central city district and the inner suburbs.

For more detail on how the Melbourne public transportation integrated ticketing system works visit the Metcard page.

The Metcard has now been replaced with the upgraded Myki travel card.

To ride the Melbourne trams you will need to touch on with your Myki ticket.

Your myki pass activates when you first touch on and touch off in your chosen pass zone(s).

Click the links here for more detailed information on how to use this travel ticket and where to buy it.

It Is Not Legal To Travel Melbourne's Public Transport

without a ticket and doing so carries a hefty fine!

Decorated Melbourne Tram

When visiting the city you will find trams that are decorated with lights and advertising celebrating whatever live entertainment is showing in town.

Riding on our Melbourne trams is a pleasurable experience, well if you avoid peak hour rushes.

At most stops in the city you will find staff who can direct you and answer you tourist type questions. Just look for their brightly colored yellow vests.

There also are stands displaying tram numbers and routes for your traveling convenience.

Another great way to experience Melbourne Trams is to book a table on the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant and see the city while you dine in style.

The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is a restaurant which operates from a converted fleet of three vintage trams.

Melbourne Tram Restaurant

Melbourne tram restaurant compliments of  http://www.flickr.com/photos/macinate/2444427711/

Ride Our Unique Melbourne Trams for A Fun Outing



Melbourne's Public Transportation

Click this link  Public Transport Victoria  for more details on tram timetables, zones and fares


Part 2  - Melbourne's Trains.

Part 3  - Melbourne's Buses.

Part 4  - Melbourne's Ferries.


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