Tickets & Fares

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is the public authority responsible for setting the fares and managing the myki smartcard ticketing system in Victoria

At least 10 days notice will be given for any change in fares. We will publicise the changes through posters on board buses, our website and direct customer communications.

Remember that it is law to travel with a valid ticket at all times. 


myki card

myki is your ticket to travel on Melbourne's trains, trams and buses, V/Line commuter train services and buses in Seymour, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, the Latrobe Valley and Warragul.

The reusable smart card is easy to use. All you need to do is top up the balance before your journey, then touch on and touch off at a myki reader as you travel on Melbourne's public transport.

You can find out more about myki, including where to purchase a ticket, by calling 1800 800 007 or visit



Latest News (Ticketing)


Changes to myki fares from 1 January 2016

From 1 January 2016, public transport fares across Victoria will rise by an average of 3.2%.

In response to customer feedback, the following improvements have been made to regional fares:

  • The fare for two zone (or 20 charging unit) travel on regional buses will decrease from $3.80 to $3.20.

  • Concession customers who travel in non-myki areas on V/Line weekend services will now be able to access off-peak pricing.

  • Customers travelling more than two zones will receive additional time to complete their journey.

There will be no change to the $6 weekend / public holiday daily cap for travel in Zones 1 and 2.

For more information and to view the new fares visit 

Changes for 2 hour fares 

From Sunday 10 August 2014 the 2 hour bus, train and tram fares will expire exactly two hours (120 minutes) after touch on. For example, if a customer touches on at 8.35am, their 2 hour product will expire at 10.35am.

When a myki is touched on after 6pm it will continue to be valid until the last service that night.