Victoria / Melbourne Public Transport
Trains, trams and buses run on a Weekend timetable on public holidays so please check timetables before you travel.
During Christmas hoildays trains, trams and buses many operate to a reduced timetable.
Melbourne's suburban rail network has 15 electric train lines services and 5 diesel services stretching across the entire Melbourne area.
The 15 electric train lines and Frankston to Stony Point Diesel service are operated by a company called Metro Trains.
Yarra trams is the operator of the Melbourne tram network.
Melbourne has the third largest tram network in the world with an amazing 245 kilometres of double track and Melbourne's trams network provideconvenient and frequent travel through Melbourne's inner suburbs.
Melbourne's Metlink buses are operated by a number of private bus companies which operate under the Metlink banner.
There are approximately 300 bus routes operating through several bus companies with a varying frequency of service range.
The bus network in Melbourne exists to provide connecting services to major activity areas, universities and the rail network
V/Line is a regional passenger train and coach service in country Victoria.
V/Line operates to a total of 82 regional stations on 7 railway lines across Victoria.
It was created after the split-up of Vic-Rail in 1983 and is currently wholly owned by the State Government of Victoria.
V/Line operates trains and coaches throughout Victoria and interstate.
V/Line's train network consists of five main line services running from Melbourne:
* Eastern Region - Bairnsdale Line
* Western Region - Ararat Line
* Southwest Region - Warrnambool Line
* North East Region - Albury and Shepparton Lines
* Northern Region - Swan Hill and Echuca Lines
Major cities along the lines are Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Seymour and Traralgon. Many trains and coach service terminate at these locations.