Buses are an easy way to travel in and around metropolitan Melbourne. Most major bus routes operate 7 days a week. Timetables are displayed at many bus stops – showing the route number, expected arrival time and destination. Greenwich College is a short 2 minute walk from Southern Cross Station, which is also a major bus terminal.
Getting around Melbourne is easy with an affordable, user-friendly public transport system that connects the central business district with the broader metropolitan area. You’ll need a myki pass to travel on trains, buses and trams.
You'll need a MYKI pass
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 has the third largest tram network in the world with an amazing 245 kilometres of double track and Melbourne's trams network provide convenient and frequent travel through Melbourne's inner suburbs. Travel within the central area of Melbourne by tram is free, though you will need a myki card if you plan to start or finish your journey outside of this central area.
Greenwich College is located a short 5-minute walk from both Spencer St/Collins St and Spencer St/Burke St tram stops.
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.
Taxis provide door-to-door service, 24 hours a day. Fares are calculated based on time and distance travelled – and are usually displayed on a metre. You may need to pay extra for tolls and booking fees. A taxi from Melbourne Airport to the city costs approximately $40-45.
Popular Melbourne taxi companies include:
- Melbourne Cabs
- Silver Service
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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