Notification

Public transport for the Australian Open: Monday 15 January to Sunday 28 January 2018

Added: 9 January 2018

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 15 January to Sunday, 28 January 2018.

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. Or select your venue from the drop down list on our Journey Planner to plan your trip.

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

To get to the action use our journey planner below, or scroll on for an overview of services to get you to and from Melbourne Park.  

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.

Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

Trams will operate around every 5 minutes at busy times and until one hour after the finish of the centre court match each night of the tournament.

Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

Passengers can catch the Route 246 bus which travels close to Melbourne Park.

NightNetwork logo Night 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.

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Session times

Monday 15 January to Saturday, 20 January 2018 

  • 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

Sunday 21 January to Thursday, 25 January 2018 

  • Day session commences at 11am (gates open 10am): Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena, Hisense Arena and outside courts
  • Twilight session commences at 3.00pm (gates open 2pm)
  • Night session commences at 7pm (gates open 5pm): Rod Laver Arena

Friday 26 January 2018

  • Twilight session commences at 3pm (gates open 2pm): Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and outside courts

Saturday 27 January 2018 

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

Sunday 28 January 2018 

  • Twilight session commences at 4pm (gates open 3pm): Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and outside courts

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Accessible public transport 

Low floor trams will provide a shuttle service between Flinders Street West and Hisense Arena.

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

  • Monday 15 January to Thursday 25 January from 9.15am to 1.15am
  • Friday 26 January from 2pm to 1.15am
  • Saturday 27 January from 11am to 1.15am
  • Sunday 28 January from 1.30pm to 1.15am

Accessible stops are located at the following locations:

  • Monday 15 January to Thursday 25 January from 9.15am to 1.15am
  • Friday 26 January from 2pm to 1.15am
  • Saturday 27 January from 11am to 1.15am
  • Sunday 28 January from 1.30pm to 1.15am

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 Live travel updates 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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