Melbourne Transport Guide

Melbourne has a variety of public transport options for criss-crossing the city or suburban areas including trains, trams, buses, ferries and taxis. Unique in Australia to Melbourne, a ride on the iconic inner-city tram network is a must.

How to get around Melbourne

Most of Melbourne’s notable sights are located in the CBD or within a 20-minute radius of the inner-city fringe. Melbourne’s CBD has an orderly grid system making it easy to navigate with a map on foot, and the popular high street precincts of Chapel Street and Brunswick Street are also very walkable. To venture further afield, the bus and train networks service most areas, and the tram is the most fun and scenic way to get from A to B in the city, Richmond, St Kilda and South Yarra. A myki stored value card for travel on buses, trams and trains is a good option if you are visiting for a while. For a different route, water taxis and ferry services travel down the Yarra River and across Port Phillip Bay. Metered taxis are plentiful and easy to hail on the street.