Prams and strollers
Find out more about travelling on trains, trams and buses with a pram or stroller.
- Hold on to your pram at all times and make sure your child is strapped in securely.
- Apply the parking brake at all times to prevent rolling.
- Stand with your pram behind the line on train platforms and tram stops and away from the curb at bus stops.
- Make sure your pram is parked parallel to the platform or footpath edge.
- Get on the train towards the front carriage so the driver can see you, with the pram in front of you, lifting the front wheels over the gap.
- Enter the train, tram or bus with the pram in front of you, lifting the front wheels over the gap.
- When leaving the train, tram or bus, watch the gap, exit backwards, and if travelling by tram check for traffic.
- You can ask the driver to use a ramp when getting on and off trains and low floor buses.
Fares and tickets
It’s free to take a pram or stroller on public transport.
Children aged four years and under travel for free and don’t need a ticket. Find out more about tickets for Children.
Try Before You Ride
The Try Before You Ride program can help you feel more confident when using public transport.
You can ask questions about travelling on public transport, and practise getting on and off an accessible train, tram, bus, coach and taxi. Find more information at Try Before You Ride.
Make sure your pram fits
If you’re unsure if your pram will fit on the train, tram, bus or coach, contact the operator before you travel. You can also call 1800 800 007, 6am to midnight daily (all night Friday and Saturday).
All metropolitan trains are accessible for passengers travelling with a pram. All metropolitan stations are accessible via ramp or lifts, except for Heyington Station.
If there is an emergency when you’re on the train, press the red emergency intercom button inside the train carriage to speak with the driver.
Find more information about travelling on the metropolitan train network with a pram on the Metro Trains website.
To find out if a station is staffed or has facilities such as a lift, search for the station name. You can also find station information by clicking on the station name in a timetable or journey planner page.
All services on routes 11, 19, 96 and 109 are low-floor trams. Some trams on routes 5, 6, 16, 48, 58, 72 and 86 are low floor.
To find out if the next tram at your stop will be a low-floor tram, look for the wheelchair symbol on tramTRACKER®.
High-floor trams have steps. Low-floor trams have wider doors and are lower to the ground with no steps.
Find more information about travelling on the tram network with a pram or stroller on the Yarra Trams website.
To find out if a tram stop has ramp access, search for the stop name. You can also find stop information by clicking on the stop name in a timetable or journey planner page.
Most local buses in Victoria are low floor. Some buses can be lowered by the driver so they are closer to the kerb. If needed, the bus driver will also use a ramp to help passengers board the bus.
To find out if the bus services at your stop are accessible, call 1800 800 007, or contact your local bus operator.
Regional (V/Line) trains and coaches
You can take prams, pushers and strollers on regional train services if there's room on board. On busy services, the conductor may ask you to fold up your pram and store it in the appropriate area. The conductor can help you with storing your pram.
Baby change facilities are available at Southern Cross Station. Some regional trains also have toilets that have these facilities.
Find more information about travelling with children on regional services on the V/Line website.
To find out if a station has facilities such as a lift, search for the station name. You can also find station information by clicking on the station name in a timetable or journey planner page.