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    Tracking around Melbourne

    by arianne_1504 Written Dec 7, 2011

    There are 16 different train lines serving the inner and outer suburbs, all linked to bus and tram services. All trains begin or end at the Flinders Street Station.

    Trains operate from 5am to midnight Monday to Thursday, with extended hours to around 1am on Friday and Saturday nights. On Sundays, trains operate between 7am and 11pm.

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    City Circle Tram

    by arianne_1504 Written Dec 7, 2011

    The City Circle Tram is a free service taking in Melbourne's popular tourist spots. There's an audio guide, which is admittedly hard to hear if the tram is busy, which is another problem at times - people just use the tram cause it's free, so most of the time you can't see out the tram windows.

    However when you can see out the windows, you catch a glimpse of Docklands, the Yarra River, Federation Square, Flinders Street Station and other sites around the CBD.

    You can pick up a free city map on board.

    The tram runs every 12 minutes, seven days a week, from 10am-6pm Sunday to Wednesday and from 10am-9pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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    City Circle FREE Tram

    by sirgaw Updated Oct 16, 2011

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    Main Photo - tram stops for 10 minutes outside Parliament House on the corner of Spring and Bourke Streets.

    Second photo - distinctive burgundy livery of a City Circle tram on the corner of Swanston and Flinders Streets and outside the historic Flinders Street railway station.

    Third photo and taken from The Met web site shows the route of the free tram service.

    It is said that the best things in life are free and Melbourne’s City Circle FREE tram is a hit for visitors and locals.

    The trams operate 9am – 6pm Sunday to Thursday and as late as 9.30pm Friday and Saturday evenings and are an excellent way of seeing many of the cities attractions – and particularly when combined with the also free tourist shuttle bus.

    A complete circuit (either direction) takes almost an hour and visitors can hop on/hop off at any of the tram stops on the circuit, many of which are close to major transport interchange locations. It would be quite easy to spend an entire day getting on and off the trams and walking to nearby sites.

    Suggested stops would be Parliament precinct, Flinders Street Station/Federation Square precinct, sporting precinct, Docklands/New Quay, South Bank (cross the river on foot).

    Web site below gives timetables and up to date information as well as a route map.

    Stops for 10 minutes outside Parliament House Outside Flinders Street Station
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    Williamstown Ferry to Southgate

    by cal6060 Written Jul 9, 2011

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    You can in/out between Williamstown and Southgate (Melbourne) by a ferry.

    You don't have to book ticket in advance. Someone will sell you the ticket near the ferry before a ferry arrives.

    Please check out their website for the price and timetable.

    Williamstown (Germ Pier) Williamstown Ferry (Willimstown Germ Pier) Williamstown Ferry Williamstown Ferry (Southgate)
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    Melbourne Public Transport System

    by cal6060 Updated Jul 8, 2011

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    In Melbourne or Victoria, they have a complicated public transportation system. You need to do a little bit of study before traveling. Otherwise, you turn up over spending on your public transportation in Melbourne and Victoria.

    Key Point: Plan your daily trip before you hit the road everyday.

    In Melbourne, they classified their distant within zones. (Zones 1 and 2).

    In zone 1, this zone you can see most of the attractions in Melbourne including Queen Victoria Market, Royal Exhibition Building, Chinatown , etc. (YOU CAN TRAVEL THIS ZONE FOR FREE, AS THEY HAVE FREE TOURIST SHUTTLES EVERY 30 MINUTES AND TRAM EVERY 15 MINUTES FOR THIS ZONE).

    www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Gettingaroundthecity/Visitorassistance/Pages/TouristShuttleRoute.aspx


    In zone 2, I have traveled to Williamstown, St Klida, and Bringhton Beach. I traveled this zone on Sunday. Why? cause you can buy the METLINK SUNDAY SAVER FOR A$3.70. You can travel bus, train, tram within zone 1 and 2 for A$3.70 on Sunday. Other days A$11.00.

    If you travel outside of zone 1 and 2, you can only buy bus ticket on board. (There is no daily or weekly ticket in this system)

    If you travel with Vline, it means you travel to sub-urban or other Victoria towns. You can buy ticket at Southern Cross station. For example, to Geelong cost A$6.70. (There is no daily or weekly ticket in this system)

    http://www.metrotrains.com.au
    http://www.vline.com.au

    Note: By reading blogs, I think it is not a good idea to use myki, the new card system in Melbourne.

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    Canberra to Melbourne

    by cal6060 Written Jun 27, 2011

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    I took a greyhound bus from Canberra Jolimont Centre at 11pm and arrived Melbourne Southern Cross Station at 8:30am.

    I booked the bus ticket online:

    http://www.greyhound.com.au/

    If you can book your ticket earlier, you can get better price.

    I got it for A$42.00.

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    Melbourne Public Transport

    by leon.partsi Updated May 30, 2011

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    Trains are constant from 6am to 12:00am, 7 days per week. You can find fare, station and timetable information online as per the website link below.

    The train network in Melbourne and it's surrounding suburbs is extensive and it is easy to get around. A daily ticket for full fare travel is around $7 for unlimited travel on all trains, trams and buses.

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    Free Tourist Tram

    by Eggboy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There is also a free tourist tram that runs around the CBD of Melbourne. Loook for the Maroon colored tram with "City Circle" sign.

    Map is found here:

    http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/maps_stations_stops/free_tram_service_city_circle/tram_35_city_circle

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    Flinders street station

    by happy_journey Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Melbourne's busiest railway station. In 1926 it was the world's busiest passenger station. It remains a prominent Melbourne landmark and meeting place.

    The Melburnian idiom "I'll meet you under the clocks" refers to the row of clocks above the main entrance, which indicate the departure time of the next train on each line. This is a popular meeting place, at the intersection of two of the city's busiest thoroughfares. The station is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

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    Metlink - Trams, trains and buses

    by cheerssweetie Updated Apr 4, 2011

    If you wish to do more than two tram, train or bus trips in a day around Melbourne your best option is to buy a Daily Metcard.

    This sets you back AUD$10.10 and allows you unlimited travel in Zone 1 & Zone 2 which covers most of Melbourne. So you can go to St Kilda, Brighton as far afield as Lilydale, Frankston and so forth.

    You can switch between trams, buses and train.

    Metcards can be purchased at train stations, on trams, on some buses, Melbounre vistior centre at Federation Square, the Metshop Melbourne Town Hall, cnr Swanston and Little Collins Sts, outlets displaying blue Metcard signs.

    I found the easiest is on the trams.

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    Getting Around Melbourne: The Metcard

    by xuessium Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The easiest pain-free way of getting around Melbourne is to buy a Metcard, which allows you to hope onto public buses, trains and the trams.

    The card operates on zones as Melbourne and the immediate beyonds are demarcated by zones, based on distance. (There are now only Zones 1 & 2)

    The Daily Metcard allows unlimited train, tram and bus travel for a whole day within selected zones and are available from Metcard retail outlets, the MetShop and the Metcard Helpline and Website.

    I usually will buy a Daily Fare (Zone 1) [current A$6.10, circa 2006] which allows me to hop around the inner city with ease. Most of the sights in the city are in Zone 1 anyway.

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    Metcard

    by UKDaisy Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Metcard is a ticket that you can purchase in advance for use on all of Melbourne's Metlink trains, buses and trams, available from over 900 retailers. When you board the vehicle with your Metcard, you need to validate your ticket.

    There are a range of Metcards available to suit your needs. The most basic Metcard is the 2 hourly, allowing you unlimited usage within 2 hours from first validation.

    Tram (Christmas theme) Tram (Christmas theme)
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    free tram ride in melbourne cbd

    by eelaine Updated Apr 4, 2011

    the city circle tram is one of the best way to get an overview of melbourne city.. hop on and off the tram at any designated stops around the city.. it's pretty easy to spot the red tram going around town.. and the best part is it's free!! :)

    take a free ride and see the city..
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    Flinders Street Station

    by ATXtraveler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you are headed around Melbourne, one of the most important places to go is Flinders Street Station. This is the hub for trains, trams, and is your gateway to Melbourne's Central Business District. This is also a very convienent spot to get to Melbourne's SouthBank.

    The station was started in 1853, and this is how long the station has been the transportation hub for Melbourne. The original building was started in 1899, and still is an iconic building.

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    City Circle Tram FREE!

    by millablake Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Melbourne CIty Circle Tram route is FREE and a great way to navigate your way around the CBD.

    There is an electronic on-board tourguide.

    Catch the Tram stops on Flinders Street, Spring Street, LaTrobe Street or the Docklands (near Colonal Stadium).

    courtesy Metlink website
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