Trams, trains, buses
Our top tip for using trams, trains, and buses in Melbourne is to get familiar with Myki - the reusable travelcard. You will need one of these before you can use trams, trains, and buses in the city.
- Always validate your Myki when travelling
- You may be fined by an Authorised Officer for not validating your Myki, misbehaving, or carrying forbidden items.
- What to do if you get a fine.
- Travelling safely
- Accessible transport
Late night public transport
The Night Network provides a safe and inexpensive alternative for late night travel on weekends and are free if you have a valid Metcard or Myki.
Buses travel between the city and Melbourne's outer suburbs every half an hour after 1:30am. You can request to hop off anywhere along the route, as long as it's safe for the bus to stop. The buses have an on-board phone that can be used to call a cab or someone to pick you up from your stop.
Melbourne taxis are generally painted yellow and drivers are required to wear a uniform and have an identity card on show at all times. You can hail a taxi in the street or pick one up from one of the many designated taxi ranks.
Driving in Australia
Australia has very strict driving laws which if broken can result in severe fines and potential jail term. Travel is on the left side of the road.
While driving, make sure you never use your mobile phone, never be under the influence of alcohol and and drugs, and always wear a seat belt. Find out more about driving in Australia.