Metropolitan fares

We define the metropolitan area as Melbourne and its suburbs. The zones you travel in and ticket type determines the fare you pay.

You’ll need a myki for your journey.

  • If you use a myki Pass, you’ll need to choose the zones you want to travel in and the number of consecutive days you need when you buy it.
  • If you use myki Money, your fare is automatically calculated as you touch on and touch off.

There are three fare groups, based on metropolitan zones: Free Tram Zone, Zone 1+2 and Zone 2 only. Find out more about zones.

Concession fares and free travel apply throughout Victoria. Find out if you’re eligible for concession fares and free travel.


Free Tram Zone

  • Applies to tram travel only.
  • If you're only travelling in the Free Tram Zone, your journey is free and you don't need a myki. If you accidentally touch on, you'll be charged a 2 hour Zone 1+2 fare. For more information, see the Fares and Ticketing Manual
  • If you start or finish your journey outside the Free Tram Zone you need to pay for your journey and use a myki.

Zone 1+2

  • Applies to train, tram and bus travel.
  • Travel entirely within Zone 1.
  • Travel between the Free Tram Zone, Zone 1 and Zone 2.
  • Travel between Zone 1 and Zone 2.

Zone 2 only

  • Applies to train, tram and bus travel.
  • Travel entirely within Zone 2.
  • Travel entirely within the Zone 1/2 boundary overlap.
  • Travel to Zone 1/2 boundary overlap from Zone 2.

Daily cap

A daily cap is the maximum you'll pay for a day’s unlimited travel – it’s the same as two 2 hour fares, for the zones you travel in.

The fares below are effective from 1 January 2019.

myki Fare Calculators

Use the calculators below to work out how much your journey will cost you, and to find the most cost-effective way for you to travel using myki.

myki Money

If you travel occasionally, pay as you go with myki Money. Load a dollar amount onto your myki and your myki will automatically calculate the lowest fare possible as you touch on and touch off.

myki Money 2 hour fare

2 hour Zone 1 + 2 Zone 2
Full fare $4.50 $3.00
Concession $2.25 $1.50

myki Money Daily fare

Daily Zone 1 + 2 Zone 2
Full fare $9.00 $6.00
Concession $4.50 $3.00

Early Bird train travel

Touch on and touch off before 7.15am and make sure you have a positive myki Money balance to receive the free Early Bird fare on your metropolitan train journey.

Please note: V/Line train services are not eligible for the Early Bird fare, except for travel between Pakenham or Sunbury and Melbourne.

myki Daily fare caps

Other ticket / caps Full fare Concession Seniors
Weekend daily cap $6.50 $3.25 -
Public holiday cap $6.50 $3.25 $3.25*

*Seniors daily cap - Seniors myki cardholders never pay more than $4.50 for unlimited travel in Zones 1 and 2. Seniors also receive free travel on Saturdays and Sundays for trips entirely within one or two consecutive zones (including within Zone 1+2) and on regional town bus services.

myki Pass

If you travel often, you can buy consecutive days with a myki Pass. Choose where you’ll be travelling and how many days you need. You can buy a myki Pass for 7 days or anywhere between 28 and 365 days.

Weekly (7 day) myki Pass fare table

Weekly rate 7 day pass

Zone 1+2

Zone 2

Full fare $45.00 $30.00
Concession $22.50 $15.00

Daily rate for 28-365*day myki Pass

Daily rate for 28-365** Zone 1+2r Zone 2
Full fare $5.40 $3.60
Concession $2.70 $1.80

*Multiply this daily rate by the number of days required to calculate the myki Pass cost. When you buy a myki Pass for 326-365 days you only pay for 325 days, receiving up to 40 days free.

Default fares


2 hour Default fare table
Mode Fare type Default zone/s Default fare
Train Full fare 2 hour Zone 1+2 $4.50  
Concession 2 hour Zone 1+2 $2.25  
Tram Full fare 2 hour Zone 1 $4.50  
Concession 2 hour Zone 1 $2.25  
Bus Full fare 2 hour myki money fare between where a customer boards and the zone at the end of the service.Cell All zones between and including the zone where the customer touches on and the zone at the end of the service.  

Student concessions

For more information, see School students.

PTV fee ID table

Student ID type Date range Fee
PTV School Student ID For primary and secondary students. Valid from purchase until 28 February 2022 $9
PTV Tertiary Student ID - First half year For tertiary students only attending a course for 10 to 20 weeks. Valid from purchase until 31 July 2021 $9
PTV Tertiary Student ID - Second half year For tertiary students only attending a course for 10 to 20 weeks. Valid from 1 July 2021 until 28 February 2022 $9

Victorian Student Pass cost table

You can purchase a student pass if you're:

  • a full-time primary or secondary student living in Victoria
  • a full-time VCE or VCAL student studying at TAFE
Pass type Valid Cost
First half year Purchase to 31 July 2021 $322.00
Second half year 1 July 2021 to 28 February 2022 $322.00
Yearly Purchase to 28 February 2022 $617.00