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Public Transport System

Melbourne’s public transport

Melbourne is well serviced by affordable public transport.

Three forms of public transport operate in Melbourne:

  • train
  • tram (trolley/streetcar)
  • bus.


myki is Victoria’s ticket system. It is used on all trains, trams and buses in metropolitan Melbourne. myki is also in use on most V/Line services (regional Victoria’s trains and coaches) and regional town bus systems.

For more information about myki and public transport in Melbourne and Victoria visit the Public Transport Victoria website.

Regional Victoria’s public transport

V/Line is the largest provider of train and coach services in regional Victoria for travel around and between regional towns and for travel to Melbourne and regional centres.

V/Line also operates coach services that connect with the rail network and serve regional Victorian communities where trains do not operate.

Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for maps, timetables, fares and other information about travelling in regional Victoria.


Taxis (cabs) are readily available in metropolitan and regional areas.

To hire a taxi in Victoria you can make a phone or online booking, wait at a taxi-cab rank or hail a taxi from the side of the road. Fares are metered. Extra charges can apply e.g. toll charges.

All taxis must be registered and the driver must display his/her identification in the car.

You can find a listing of Victoria’s taxi services under ‘Taxi’ on the Yellow Pages website.