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Public transport is a great way to get to and from campus. You can study while you travel without the headache of driving or paying for parking, and it's better for the environment. Melbourne has the world's largest tram network, as well as an extensive system of trains and buses.

Myki cards

In Melbourne, an active myki card is required to travel on trams, trains and buses. As none of the University's campuses fall within the Free Tram Zone, you must always touch on your myki card when you board. There are over 800 myki retail outlets throughout Victoria, including all 7-Eleven stores. For more information about purchasing a myki, check the Public Transport Victoria website.

Public transport concessions

As a student, you may be eligible for a public transport concession, which means you can travel at discounted prices. For information on eligibility and how to apply, check the Public Transport Concessions FAQ.

Getting to the Parkville campus

The University of Melbourne's Parkville campus is only a few minutes from the centre of Melbourne and has many public transport stops within walking distance.

The Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website has up-to-date information on how to travel to the Parkville campus on its university travel page

The website features a printable brochure with: 

  • train, tram and bus routes
  • a map of the public transport stops around campus
  • information on how to top up your myki travel card.

You can also enter your current location and travel destination into the Public Transport Victoria Journey Planner for personalised instructions for tram, train and bus connections for travelling to any University of Melbourne campus.

Got a smartphone?

Download the TramTRACKER app today to quickly and easily find nearby trams and scheduling information.