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Public transport for the Australian Open: Monday 14 January to Sunday 27 January 2019

27 Jan 2019

PTV is helping you get to the Australian Open, with extra services and free travel for ticket-holders on Route 70 and 70A trams.

The Australian Open is held at Melbourne Park, south-east of the CBD from Monday 14 January to Sunday, 27 January 2019.

There are lots of transport options to get you to and from the tournament every day and public transport runs all night on Friday and Saturday!

Public transport options throughout the tournament

Use our city event precinct map to find the closest transport options and walking times to Melbourne Park.

Australian Open ticket-holders can also travel for free on tram routes 70 and 70a that service Melbourne Park.

Please note: if you’re catching a train, tram (with the exception of Routes 70, 70a and the Free Tram Zone) or bus to or from the tournament, you need a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki

Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

Passengers can catch trains to the following stops and walk to Melbourne Park:

  • Flinders Street Station
  • Parliament Station
  • Jolimont Station
  • Richmond Station

Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

Extra Route 70a trams will run between:

  • Stop D6 Flinders St West and Melbourne Arena 
  • Stop 122 Southern Cross Station and Melbourne Arena

Route 70 runs as normal, servicing all stops between Wattle Park and Docklands.

Trams run approximately every 5 minutes at busy times, and until one hour after the end of play each night. Accessible trams will run approximately every 10 minutes.

Route 70 and 70a passengers with a valid Australian Open ticket will be allowed free travel.

City Circle trams will run in a clockwise direction only between 9.30am and midday each day. Trams will resume as normal in both directions from midday.

Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

Passengers can catch the Route 246 bus which travels along Hoddle Street, close to Melbourne Park.

NightNetwork logoNight Network, all night transport on weekends 

On Friday and Saturday nights, public transport will run all night:

  • Night Train: Hourly services in and out of the city on all metro train lines (except Showgrounds and Stony Point lines)
  • Night Tram: 30 minute service on tram routes 19, 67, 75, 86, 96 and 109
  • Night Bus: 21 routes linking with trains from the city
  • Night Coach: Services to Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Seymour and Traralgon, leaving Southern Cross Coach terminal between 1am and 2.15am

For more information, see Night Network.

Please note that free travel does not apply to the Night Network service, you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki

Monday 14 January to Saturday 19 January 2019

Day session commences at 11am (gates open 10am): Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena, Hisense Arena and outside courts

Night session commences at 7pm (gates open 5pm): Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena

Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

Passengers can catch trains to Flinders Street Station, Parliament Station, Jolimont Station and Richmond Station and then walk to Melbourne Park.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note, if you are catching a train to or from the tournament you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

Night Train icon Night Train

On Friday and Saturday nights, metropolitan trains run every 60 minutes all night, on all lines, except Stony Point and Flemington Racecourse lines.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note that free travel does not apply to the Night Train service, you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

8.45am to 1.15am: Additional trams will operate as Route 70a travelling to and from Hisense Arena (Melbourne Arena) (Stop 7C).

Extra trams will operate as a shuttle service along Flinders Street in addition to scheduled Route 70 services. Trams will continue running to and from the city until one hour after the conclusion of the centre court match each night of the tournament.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Night Tram icon Night Tram

On Friday and Saturday nights, tram routes 19, 67, 75, 86, 96 and 109 will run all night, every 30 minutes.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note that free travel does not apply to the Night Tram service, except for journeys within the Free Tram Zone. You will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

Getting to and from the tournament:

Passengers can catch the following bus routes travels along Hoddle Street, close to Melbourne Park.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note, if you are catching a bus to or from the tournament you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

Night Bus icon Night Bus

On Friday and Saturday nights, 21 bus routes linking with trains from the city will run all night, every 30 to 60 minutes.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note that free travel does not apply to the Night Tram service, you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

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Sunday 20 January 2019

  • Day session commences at 11am (gates open 10am): Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Arena and outside courts
  • Night session commences at 7pm (gates open 5pm): Rod Laver Arena

Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

Passengers can catch trains to Flinders Street Station, Parliament Station, Jolimont Station and Richmond Station and then walk to Melbourne Park.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note, if you are catching a train to or from the tournament you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

7pm to 1.15am: Additional trams will operate as Route 70A travelling to and from Hisense Arena (Melbourne Arena) (Stop 7C)

Extra trams will operate as a shuttle service along Flinders Street in addition to scheduled Route 70 services. Trams will continue running to and from the city until one hour after the conclusion of the centre court match each night of the tournament.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

Getting to and from the tournament:

Passengers can catch the following bus routes travels along Hoddle Street, close to Melbourne Park.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note, if you are catching a bus to or from the tournament you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

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Monday 21 January to Thursday 24 January 2019

  • Day session commences at 11am (gates open 10am): Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena and outside courts
  • Night session commences at 7.30pm (gates open 5pm): Rod Laver Arena and outside courts

Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

Passengers can catch trains to Flinders Street Station, Parliament Station, Jolimont Station and Richmond Station and then walk to Melbourne Park.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note, if you are catching a train to or from the tournament you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

8.45am to 1.15am: Additional trams will operate as Route 70A travelling to and from Hisense Arena (Melbourne Arena) (Stop 7C)

Extra trams will operate as a shuttle service along Flinders Street in addition to scheduled Route 70 services. Trams will continue running to and from the city until one hour after the conclusion of the centre court match each night of the tournament.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

Getting to and from the tournament:

Passengers can catch the following bus routes travels along Hoddle Street, close to Melbourne Park.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note, if you are catching a bus to or from the tournament you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

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Friday 25 January 2019

  • Twilight session commences at 3pm (gates open 2pm): Rod Laver Arena and outside courts
  • Night session commences at 7.30pm (gates open 5pm): Rod Laver Arena

Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

Passengers can catch trains to Flinders Street Station, Parliament Station, Jolimont Station and Richmond Station and then walk to Melbourne Park.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note, if you are catching a train to or from the tournament you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

Night Train icon Night Train

On Friday and Saturday nights, metropolitan trains run every 60 minutes all night, on all lines, except Stony Point and Flemington Racecourse lines.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note that free travel does not apply to the Night Train service, you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

1pm to 1.15am: Additional trams will operate as Route 70A travelling to and from Hisense Arena (Melbourne Arena) (Stop 7C).

Extra trams will operate as a shuttle service along Flinders Street in addition to scheduled Route 70 services. Trams will continue running to and from the city until one hour after the conclusion of the centre court match each night of the tournament.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Night Tram icon Night Tram

On Friday and Saturday nights, tram routes 19, 67, 75, 86, 96 and 109 will run all night, every 30 minutes.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note that free travel does not apply to the Night Tram service, except for journeys within the Free Tram Zone. You will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

Getting to and from the tournament:

Passengers can catch the following bus routes travels along Hoddle Street, close to Melbourne Park.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note, if you are catching a bus to or from the tournament you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

Night Bus icon Night Bus

On Friday and Saturday nights, 21 bus routes linking with trains from the city will run all night, every 30 to 60 minutes.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note that free travel does not apply to the Night Tram service, you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki

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Saturday 26 January 2019

  • Twilight session commences at 1pm (gates open 12pm): Rod Laver Arena and outside courts

Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

Passengers can catch trains to Flinders Street Station, Parliament Station, Jolimont Station and Richmond Station and then walk to Melbourne Park.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note, if you are catching a train to or from the tournament you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

Night Train icon Night Train

On Friday and Saturday nights, metropolitan trains run every 60 minutes all night, on all lines, except Stony Point and Flemington Racecourse lines.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note that free travel does not apply to the Night Train service, you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

11am to 1.15am: Additional trams will operate as Route 70A travelling to and from Hisense Arena (Melbourne Arena) (Stop 7C)

Extra trams will operate as a shuttle service along Flinders Street in addition to scheduled Route 70 services. Trams will continue running to and from the city until one hour after the conclusion of the centre court match each night of the tournament.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Night Tram icon Night Tram

On Friday and Saturday nights, tram routes 19, 67, 75, 86, 96 and 109 will run all night, every 30 minutes.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note that free travel does not apply to the Night Tram service, except for journeys within the Free Tram Zone. You will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

Getting to and from the tournament:

Passengers can catch the following bus routes travels along Hoddle Street, close to Melbourne Park.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note, if you are catching a bus to or from the tournament you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

Night Bus icon Night Bus

On Friday and Saturday nights, 21 bus routes linking with trains from the city will run all night, every 30 to 60 minutes.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note that free travel does not apply to the Night Tram service, you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

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Sunday 27 January 2019

Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

Passengers can catch trains to Flinders Street Station, Parliament Station, Jolimont Station and Richmond Station and then walk to Melbourne Park.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note, if you are catching a train to or from the tournament you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

2pm to 1.45am: Additional trams will operate as Route 70A travelling to and from Hisense Arena (Melbourne Arena) (Stop 7C)

Extra trams will operate as a shuttle service along Flinders Street in addition to scheduled Route 70 services. Trams will continue running to and from the city until one hour after the conclusion of the centre court match each night of the tournament.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

Getting to and from the tournament:

Passengers can catch the following bus routes travels along Hoddle Street, close to Melbourne Park.

Plan your journey or view timetables.

Please note, if you are catching a bus to or from the tournament you will need to have a valid myki for your journey. For more information, see myki.

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Accessible public transport

Five low floor trams will provide a shuttle service between Flinders Street West and Hisense Arena (Melbourne Arena) during week one of the Australian Open.

Four low floor trams will provide a shuttle service between Flinders Street West and Hisense Arena (Melbourne Arena) during week two of the Australian Open.

The service will operate approximately every 10 minutes during the following hours:

  • Monday 14 January to Saturday 19 January from 9.15am to 1.15am
  • Sunday 20 January from 9.15 to 1.15am
  • Monday 21 to Thursday 24 January from 9:15am to 1:15am
  • Friday 25 January from 2.00pm to 1.15am
  • Saturday 26 January from 2.00pm to 1.15am
  • Sunday 27 January from 2:00pm am to 1.30am

Accessible platform stops are located at the following locations:

  • Stop D6 Flinders Street West
  • Stop 1 in Flinders Street at Spencer Street
  • Stop 2 in Flinders Street at King Street
  • Stop 3 in Flinders Street at Market Street
  • Stop 4 in Flinders Street at Elizabeth Street
  • Stop 5 in Flinders Street at Swanston Street
  • Stop 6 in Flinders Street at Russell Street
  • Stop 7A William Barak Bridge
  • Stop 7B Rod Laver Arena
  • Stop 7C Hisense Arena

For more information on accessible public transport across the network, see Accessible Transport, or contact PTV on 1800 800 007

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Additional information

  • Check the Disruptions page for any service changes that may affect your journey to and from the event.
  • Plan your trip with the PTV Journey Planner.
  • Download the free PTV mobile apps for Android and iOS to access public transport information on the go.
  • Passengers requiring accessibility information and assistance, see Accessible transport.
  • Passengers should top up their myki before travel or set auto top up so that you never need to top up again. For more information, see top up your myki.
  • For information on ticketing for children and concessions, see Children and Concessions.
  • Passengers needing further information or special assistance, call 1800 800 007.

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