Fares & Ticketing
Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is the public authority responsible for setting the fares and managing the myki smartcard ticketing system in Victoria.
The myki ticketing system is available for use on all CDC Victoria bus services in the Melbourne metropolitan areas as well as Ballarat and Geelong.
myki will enable you to also travel on any of the city’s trains, trams and buses.
If travelling for more than one day, your myki can be instantly topped up at:
- myki machines at all metropolitan train stations and some accessible tram stops and bus interchanges
- customer service centres at staffed train stations
- close to 800 retail outlets, including all 7-Eleven stores, where you see the myki sign
- the PTV Hubs and Southern Cross Station and Docklands.
Always remember to touch on and off your myki as you enter or leave a bus or the paid area of a train station. You only need to touch on when boarding a tram, except if travelling wholly in Zone 2 when you also need to touch off.
Fares for travelling on Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses are separated into two zones: Zone 1 for the CBD and inner suburbs and Zone 2 for the middle and outer suburbs.
Use the public transport maps to check what zones you are planning to visit and make sure you have enough value on your myki to cover your entire journey.
As you touch on and touch off your myki, the system automatically calculates the lowest fare for your trip.
Please note: your myki need to be valid for each zone travelled in; however, when travelling in a zone boundary overlap, your myki can be valid for either zone.
You can find out more about myki, including where to purchase, by visiting the PTV website