Get around Melbourne like a local
Turn your trip to Melbourne into an adventure this summer by exploring the city via public transport. Whether it's hopping aboard a much-loved tram or travelling via bike share, you're bound to experience Melbourne like never before.
If your holiday accommodation is based in the central city, like Mantra on the Park, you'll have a wide range of quality transport options at your fingertips. You may be content to explore the city's attractions such as Chinatown, Queen Victoria Market and the National Gallery of Victoria by foot, however if you decide to venture out, public transport is the way to go.
Melbourne has the third largest tram network on Earth, spanning 245 kilometres with double tracks. Yarra Trams operates the service, and provides frequent travel throughout the city's inner suburbs. Trams run daily, starting at 5 am on Monday to Saturday and 7 am on Sunday.
"This becomes your ticket to ride Melbourne's trains, trams and buses, and all you need to do is touch it to the sensor when you hop aboard the vehicle then touch it again as you exit.
Services run until 1 am Monday to Thursday, 2 am Friday and Saturday and midnight on Sunday, so unless you're a night owl there will likely be a service to suit your requirement.
To save yourself time and money when travelling on trams (and other public transport systems in Melbourne), buy yourself a Myki and top it up with cash to ensure you can get everywhere you want to go. You can purchase a Myki from over 800 retailers, and top it up as you need.
This becomes your ticket to ride Melbourne's trains, trams and buses, and all you need to do is touch it to the sensor when you hop aboard the vehicle then touch it again as you exit.
Another option to get around the city streets is by using the city's Bike Share system. You can get a casual or annual subscription that allows you to rent a bike from one of the kiosks around the city, cycle to wherever you want to go and return your bike at any station you like. It's that easy!