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Free public transport on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve

17 Dec 2020

Public transport will be free on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve to ensure Victorians can celebrate safely with their family and friends.

Christmas Day

Metropolitan and regional public transport will be free from 3am on Christmas Day 25 December until 3am on 26 December Boxing Day. Free travel applies to Economy Class only on V/Line trains. Trains, trams and buses will run to a Sunday timetable with Night Network services running through the night. 

Passengers using a myki are not required to touch on and off and will not be charged if they do. V/Line passengers still need to book their travel on reserved services and will be issued a ticket free of charge.

New Year’s Eve

All train, tram and bus services will be free from 6pm on New Year’s Eve 31 December until 6am on New Year’s Day 1 January. 

Public transport will continue all night across the network on New Year’s Eve so that passengers can get home safely.

New Year’s Eve festivities will be different this year without any fireworks. Melburnians are encouraged to plan ahead and pre-book venues before travelling to the CBD. A normal weekday timetable will run till midnight on New Year’s Eve (trams will run to a Saturday timetable), with limited additional services running after midnight.

  • Metropolitan trains will operate to a 15-minute frequency between midnight and 1am and a 30-minute frequency between 1am and 2am and every 60-minutes from 2am.
  • On metropolitan trams, most services will operate all night, running to a 15-20-minute frequency between midnight and 2am and every 60-minutes from 2am.
  • Passengers using a myki are not required to touch on and off and will not be charged if they do. V/Line passengers still need to book their travel on reserved services and will be issued a ticket free of charge.

Please check the Journey planner or the PTV app before you set out.

Fitted face masks must be worn indoors including on public transport.

In recognition of the difficult year, public transport fares will not increase on 1 January 2021.