Back to school travel advice and updates

Public transport

Before you start school, check your myki balance to make sure you are ready to trave on public transport by registering your myki online. This will also help you protect your balance if your card is lost or stolen, set up auto top up and more.

We’re also returning cash payments for those people for whom cash is their preferred or only option. You’ll be able to use cash again to top up your myki at public transport offices or to buy a ticket on buses that don’t use myki from 31 January 2021. Please note that the myki bus network will remain cashless so please top up your myki ahead of time.

A new train timetable will start on Sunday 31 January, with bus routes gradually changing until April 2021 so make sure you plan ahead before you travel to school on Monday 1 February.

School buses

School buses will operate as normal across Victoria throughout Term 1 to make sure students can get to school in a safe and easy way. Extensive cleaning continues to be carried out on school buses to keep students safe as they travel.

When travelling on a school bus your child should:

  • Practise good hygiene, including using hand sanitiser and coughing into their elbow
  • Maintain physical distance from others when they can;
  • Wear a fitted face mask (if over 12 years old)
  • Stay home if they are unwell

We are working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education and Training and schools to ensure school buses are clean and safe to use.