Tickets & Fares
What is myki?
It is a durable, plastic smart card that stores value and can be used over and over again. Simply keep your myki topped up and carry it with you, and you'll always be ready to travel. Just touch on and off when you travel and myki will automatically calculate the lowest myki fare for you.
You can top up your myki:
- online at myki.com.au (allow at least 24 hours for processing)
- by calling 1800 800 007 (allow at least 24 hours for processing)
- at myki machines at metropolitan train stations and selected tram platforms stops and bus interchanges.
Touching on and touching off
Each time you enter a train station, tram or bus, you must touch on at the myki reader.
Train and bus users need to touch off at the end of each trip for the lowest myki money fare. When travelling on a tram, you only need to touch off to get the lowest myki money fare if your whole trip is in Zone 2.
You can buy a myki:
- at Metro premium stations
- at myki machines at all Metro stations and some accessible tram stops and bus interchanges (full fare only)
- at 7-Eleven stores or one of 800 retailers across Melbourne, click here for details.
- online at myki.com.au
- by calling 1800 800 007
- at the myki discovery centre at Southern Cross Station
- at the PTV Hub on Swanston street
How much does a myki cost?
The card price for a full fare myki is $6 and $3 for a concession, seniors or child myki.
For more information about how to use your myki, visit myki.com.au or call PTV on 1800 800 007.
Fares for travelling on Melbourne's trains, trams and buses are separated into two zones: Zone 1 for inner-city and Zone 2 for the middle and outer suburbs.
Using the network maps, check what zones you are planning to visit and make sure you have a ticket that covers your entire journey.
Please note: tickets need to be valid for each zone travelled in; however, when travelling in a zone boundary overlap, the ticket can be valid for either zone.