Melbourne - Cities, Towns and Localities
There are number of modes for getting around Melbourne, from walking, using the
public transport such as buses, trams and trains, as well hiring your own
As well as some local car hire services, the major car hire companies are
also represented in Melbourne.
Melbourne Public Transport
There are a myriad ways to get around
in Melbourne including hire car, taxis, train, buses and the famous trams. Among
these, Melbourne offers two free services:
- City Circle Tram
For tourist, shoppers and families, this is a free and convenient way to get
around central Melbourne. The tram takes you past shopping malls, arcades and
major attractions such as the Old Treasury Building, Parliament House,
Docklands, Federation Square and the Princess Theatre. The City Circle Tram also
links with other trams, trains and light-rail routes in and around Melbourne. To
catch the City Circle Tram, simply wait at any tram stop along the City Circle
Tram route. These tram stops are specially marked with a City Circle Tram sign.
Tram runs in both directions every 12 minutes, 7 days a week, between 10 am and
6 pm (except Christmas Day and Good Friday). During daylight saving extended
hours, between 10 am and 9 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Groups of 12 or
more passengers are asked to contact the City Circle Tram customer service
number on 1800 800 166 to arrange a booking. For further information about the
City Circle Tram:
telephone 13 16 38 or
To view points of interest on the tram route,
Melbourne Visitor Shuttle From 1 October, a nominal
fee will be charged to ride the Melbourne Visitor Shuttle. An all-day ticket
will cost $5 while children under 10 will continue to travel free. The fee has
been introduced to offset the operational costs of this popular service.
Tickets can be purchased from Best of Souvenirs at the Melbourne Visitor Centre
in Federation Square or from ticket machines located at each of the 13 stops
(coin or credit card only). The $5 ticket includes unlimited trips only on the
calendar day it is purchased and will not be valid for a period of 24 hours over
There have been no changes to the route or timetable and the shuttle continues
to offer a great value service for exploring the diversity of inner city
Runs daily, every 15 minutes from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information:
www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/shuttle or contact 03 9658 9658
visit the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square located on the corner
of Swanton and Flinders Streets
visit the Melbourne Visitor Booth in the Bourke Street Mall
call City of Melbourne Hotline on 03 9658 9658
Melbourne has one of the largest tram
and light-rail networks in the world. The city's first trams, which were
horse-drawn, began operating in 1884 on a suburban line. Cable trams were
introduced the following year, and Melbourne had its first electric tram in 1889
running on a two-and-a-quarter-mile line from Box Hill to Doncaster.
The eight refurbished W-class trams currently running on the City Circle Tram
line entered service between 1936 and 1956 the oldest is No. 728 and the
youngest No. 1020. All were built at the former Melbourne and Metropolitan
Tramways Board workshops.
Metlink Melbournes Public Transport
To travel on the non-free public
transport you will need to purchase a Metcard. These can be purchased from shops
displaying blue Metcard signs, train station Metcard vending machines and
onboard buses and trams (coin-only on trams).
Metcards must be validated before entering a train platform and each time you
board a tram or bus. Validators (green boxes) are conveniently located at
entrances to station platforms and on board trams and buses (however, when
purchasing your Metcard from a vending machine on a tram, it is automatically
validated for that journey only.
You can call into the Metlink Shop for public transport information including
timetables, maps, brochures and tickets. For more information about Melbourne's
public transport you can telephone 13 16 38 or visit
Melbourne Car Hire
Many of the major brand car hire
services have offices in Melbourne. Also visit our main
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