How to use the PTV app
The new PTV app has a number of new features to make it easier for users to find and personalise the information they need to plan a journey.
Find out more below about what they are, how they work and how to set them up.
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security measure that uses multiple forms of verification to confirm your identity. We’re introducing MFA to all myki accounts. This will increase security and further protect your account.
When you set up a favourite, it'll be the first information you see in the 'For You' section when you first open the app. Once you set up a favourite, you’ll be able to see real time and disruption information for that favourite. You can set up favourites for stations, stops, lines/routes, journey plans and addresses (like home or work).
You can set up alerts to tell you about any changes to your favourite station, stop or route, such as any current or upcoming disruptions. You can also set up push notifications to tell you about any changes to your favourite station, stop or route, such as any current or upcoming disruptions.
To get a a quick glance at upcoming services from any station or stop, you can view the Next 5 departures from that location. You can do this by clicking on one of your already saved Favourites or using the 'Search' function in the main navigation.
You can now top up your myki Money balance instantly using the PTV app on your mobile phone anytime, anywhere. With this new way to pay on the go, you can simply hold your myki smartcard on the back of your mobile phone and top up your myki Money instantly.
Always be ready to travel with myki auto top up. Set a minimum balance and your myki will automatically top up with the amount you choose.
In the PTV app you can see the real time location of your metropolitan train or bus on a map. View the vehicle by tapping on one of your already saved Favourites or using the 'Search' function in the main navigation.
If you have forgotten your username or password, you can request a username reminder or reset your password in the PTV app.
Learn to log in to your myki account from three different locations within the PTV app.
Learn to register your myki in the PTV app. With a registered myki you can protect your myki balance if the card is lost or stolen, check your travel history and manage mulitple myki cards in the one account.