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Melbourne's public transport system is colloquially referred to as 'The Met'.

Consisting of mostly modern trains, trams and buses, the system shuttles hundreds of thousands of the public throughout the  Melbourne CBD and the inner and outer suburbs every day.

Business people, local clientele and tourist alike enjoy the ease that the public transport system offers most of the time.

There is usually a way of getting to where you need to go, even if you have to use a combination of transport sometimes to get there.

The Met now has a great comprehensive website which makes it easy to use and obtain all the travel information for public transportation that you may be requiring. Information such as ...

  • How to connect the different services
  • How to use Melbourne's public transport system
  • Where all the transport stops are
  • All timetables set out in an easy to understand and more importantly easy to navigate format
  • Great pocket guides, full of tourist information
  • A single ticket, the MYKI, allows you to travel on all 3 modes of transport.
  • The fare system is time and zone based.
  • The Melbourne city and suburbs are divided into 2 main zones.
  • Passengers pay for the zones they want to travel in and the time that they want to travel.

Metlink collage with Myki ticketMetlink public transportation use the MYKI ticket
melbourne-tram-flinders-streetMelbourne Trams stopped at the Flinders Street Station Tram Stop

For full details of the fares and zone areas visit Transport Ticket Prices and New Public Transport Zones

One of The Metlink great services is The Met Shop found at the Melbourne Town Hall in the city centre.

All your public transport needs are provided by friendly and well informed staff. Located at the Melbourne Town Hall at the corner of Swanston and Little Collins Streets.

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The City Met Shop Opening Hours

The shop is open - Monday--Friday, 9:00am to 5:30pm, Saturday, 9:00am to 1:00pm and is closed Sundays and Public Holidays

The shop provides...

  • A full range of Metcards
  • Sunday passes
  • Skybus Super Shuttle tickets
  • Access to the Met's website for timetables and the Journey Planner

Printing is also available for...

  • Information on planning a journey
  • Information on using public transport
  • timetables
  • public transport brochures
  • Local travel guides
  • Maps and travel merchandise

Cash and credit cards are preferred methods of payment.

There are 2 other shops in the outer suburbs.

- Shop 65, Chadstone Shopping Center

- Shop 307, Highpoint Shopping Center

The Met Travel Guide is free from all the Met shops and railway stations. This shows fare prices, fare zones, the railway network and other general information.

Metlink - Traveling Into The Countryside

trains at the Southern Cross Station in Melbourne, AustraliaInterstate trains at the Southern Cross Station in Melbourne

On Metlink's website you can find a great section on Viclink, The Met's country cousin and how to connect the two for a smooth traveling experience into Victoria's beautiful countryside.

For all details on traveling into the country, visit Viclink

The Intrastate country passenger services are operated by diesel train and a fleet of locomotive hauled trains.

The public can connect with these services at the rebuilt Southern Cross Station. You can also connect here with Interstate services. For more information on these interstate services, visit Melbourne trains.

Does Transportation Interest You?

For all your public transport travel needs visit the Metlink website, as this is an invaluable tool to help you plan the best family getaway ever. Very easy to use and understand

If you would like to know more about the Myki replacement card visit the the Site's Metcard page.

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