Introducing fairer regional fares for Victoria

Enjoy the ride for less

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Introducing fairer regional fares for Victoria

Enjoy the ride for less

Travelling to and from regional Victoria has never been more affordable

No matter where you live in Victoria, it costs you the same amount to travel. The most you’ll pay is the same as a $10.60 metropolitan daily capped fare.

For shorter regional trips, it will be even less.

And with weekend saver discounts, travel on Victoria’s regional network on weekends and public holidays, your daily fare will currently only be $7.20 or $3.60 concession.

Save even more with a myki Pass.

There’s never been a better time to travel by public transport

Fairer regional fares will help ease household budgets, meaning Victorian families can focus on what matters—travelling for work, holidays and events. 

More Victorians will now be able to explore and discover the diversity and wonders of our great state and support the businesses and tourism operators who make it so. 

It means that travelling by V/Line, local trains, buses or trams—no matter where you are in Victoria—will be accessible and affordable for everyone 

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Do you commute regularly?

If you’re a regional commuter who uses a myki Pass (either a 7-day pass or a 28–365-day pass), your fare will be the same as the Melbourne Zone 1+2 rate.

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Make the most of fairer regional fares

Get out and enjoy the best of Victoria.

It’s never too soon to plan your next trip.

Plan ahead and consider travelling during less busy times to avoid the crowds.

Take advantage of fairer fares to:

  • visit family and friends
  • get to a medical appointment in town
  • go shopping
  • work between different locations
  • connect with nature
  • experience a festival or special event.
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Start your journey on the right foot

Finding a spot to park your car at the train station isn’t always easy.

Why not ride a bike, get a lift or walk to the station instead?


All V/Line train stations beyond Wendouree, Waurn Ponds, Raywood, Goornong/Huntly, Seymour or Traralgon— including Albury, Bairnsdale, Shepparton, Swan Hill and Warrnambool—use paper ticketing rather than myki.

For long-distance travel to or from these destinations, you need to make a reservation before your travel.

Most regional coach services also require reservations, so we can manage passenger demand.

Plan ahead at PTV

Make your reservation at V/Line, your nearest station or ticket outlet, or call 1800 800 007.


Travelling to a regional station that uses myki?

Stations such as Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Seymour and Traralgon all use myki, so there’s no need to make a reservation.

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myki is your gateway to city and regional adventures

But sometimes you might need a paper ticket.

A few tips to get you started:

  • If you don’t already have one, purchase a myki card
  • Set up instant top up via the PTV app or PTV website
  • Alternatively, top up at retail stores and machines located across the network
  • Touch your myki on and off for every trip (no need to touch off on Zone 1+2 tram routes)
  • Make sure you have a valid paper ticket for long-distance trains
  • Reserve your seat in advance if you can.
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Travelling outside your myki Pass zones?

Travel outside of your purchased zones to regional areas at no extra cost if your myki Pass is valid for travel in:

  • Zones 1+2
  • Zone 1 and a regional Zone, or
  • 4 or more regional Zones.

Touch on and off with your myki and use myki Money for additional travel if your myki Pass is valid for:

  • Zone 2 only, or
  • 3 or fewer regional Zones
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Customers who need a higher level of assistance

All V/Line stations are accessible for customers with mobility aids and most of our trains can be accessed via conductor-operated portable ramps.  Most V/Line coaches have a lift and an allocated space for customers with mobility aids.


Please note there will be disruptions to V/Line services throughout autumn, with coaches replacing trains on sections of a number of lines. The works are temporary as we invest in public transport across our state, and in the meantime, we’ve introduced fairer regional fares because the sooner you start saving, the better.

Check before you travel on the PTV journey planner.