Myki is the ticket to travel on the city's trains, trams and buses. It's a plastic smartcard with stored value which can be topped up and re-used again.
Load currency on to your card to pay-as-you-go on all three modes of transport. You can do this online or at any any one of myki retail outlets located across metropolitan and regional Victoria, including all 7-Eleven stores.
Simply tap on at the beginning of your trip and tap off at the end to be charged the correct fare.
Melbourne is a cycle-friendly city with dedicated bike tracks and an impressive network of on-road bike lanes. No need to own a bike - take advantage of Melbourne Bike Share program as it is a great option for short trips across the city at low cost.
Note that riding without a bike helmet is illegal in Australia. You can purchase helmets for $5 from vending machines at Southern Cross Station and Melbourne University, and from select convenience stores.
Uber is a smarter, more cost efficient, safe way to get around Melbourne when compared to a regular taxi. You’ll need to download the Uber app to your smartphone and set-up a user profile including your credit card details. From there, you can use the app to book a car at the tap of a button. Best of all, Uber is cashless - your credit card is automatically charged - and there’s no need to tip.
If you have an international drivers license, you may choose to travel by car. You’ll need to cover the cost of registration, compulsory insurance, maintenance, petrol, tolls and parking if you have your own car.
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