Melbourne city is well connected together with the world’s largest tram network, buses, coaches, taxi services and regional rail network. Traveling in Melbourne is never difficult for anyone. The local transportation is extremely well integrated making travel very simple for everyone. Bus network is run by many bus companies and there is a wide range of frequencies and bus types offered by each of these. Listed below are the different bus services and how they can be useful to you when you plan your visit to Melbourne city:
Melbourne Visitor Shuttle – As the name suggests, this bus shuttle is meant to help the tourists explore the Melbourne city. You can now explore the interior parts of the city and comfortably listen to the cities and old tales about the current and past associated incidents. The frequency of this shuttle bus is in every 30 minutes on all days and the full city trip takes almost 90 minutes. Shuttle stops in thirteen different places where you can explore the area. Visitor shuttle is economic for the visitors (tourists) with only $10 per adult ticket.
Night Network – The Melbourne Night Network bus has been introduced in 2016 itself which aims at providing a 24 hour transportation medium for the public on all 7 days of the week. This has ensured that the city is well connected at all times and is accessible on all days.
Night Bus – These are improved Night Rider bus services and the network has been made operational to work over the weekend along with the Night network buses. Frequency of these buses is every 30 minutes however only six locations have been chosen.
Smart Bus – A smart bus network has nine important routes and stations covering the Melbourne city. These buses typically rum on the orbital routes. Buses and services are maintained to ensure high quality service combined with increased frequency. Services hours have been extended and buses have been made operational late in evening and even on weekends. There is a timetable maintained for reference which has the information of bus stops, bus timings and routes that the buses will be covering.
Bluebird Airport shuttle covers a majority of stations spread across the Melbourne city along with shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport. A detailed rate card with the station names and fare charges per adult and child is available for quick reference. These shuttles can be booked well in advance as all the information and the booking services are available online as well.