Group travel

​If you're travelling in a group of 12 or more, you can get a concession discount with a Prepaid Travel Authority or V/Line Group Travel ticket.

Teacher and school students on bus

Prepaid Travel Authority

Groups of 12 or more can travel together at a discounted rate on metropolitan trains, trams and buses, and myki regional town buses.

Details

  • Your group can include up to 35 people on trams and 25 on buses.
  • The entire group must travel together and get on and off at the same stations or stops.
  • A Prepaid Travel Authority is available for 2 hour and daily myki Money fares.
  • You'll be charged the concession fare for zones you'll be travelling in, multiplied by the number of people in your group. Concession fares are 50 per cent of a full fare.
  • Group travel isn't available on Night Network.
  • There are no refunds if your trip is cancelled or fewer people travel than you paid for.

Buying a Prepaid Travel Authority

You can buy tickets at staffed stations or the PTV Hub (750 Collins Street only). This is a paper ticket, not a myki card.

For more information, email the PTV Hub.

V/Line Group Travel

Groups of 12 or more can travel together at a discounted rate on regional V/Line trains and coaches.

Details

  • Your entire group must travel together and get on and off at the same stations or stops.
  • Group travel discounts are available for Single, Day Return, Off-peak Single, and Off-peak Day Return tickets.
  • The same conditions that apply to your usual Single, Day Return, Off-peak Single, and Off-peak Day Return ticket apply to your V/Line Group Travel ticket.
  • You'll be charged the concession fare for zones you'll be travelling in, multiplied by the number of people in your group. Concession fares are 50 per cent of a full fare.
  • We may not have room for groups during peak times (weekdays before 9am or between 4pm and 6pm).

Buying a V/Line Group Travel ticket

If you’re travelling on a regional train in a group of 12 to 19, you can only buy tickets from V/Line ticket outlets.

If you're travelling on a regional train in a group of 20 or more, complete an online group travel application.

If you're travelling on a coach service, complete an online group travel application.

You must book at least seven days in advance if you're travelling on:

  • a regional coach in a group of 12 or more
  • a regional train in a group of 20 or more.

Victorian primary school groups

Primary school excursion groups of 12 to 35 people travel for free as a group, when the entire journey is on a school day between 9.30am and 3.30pm. The group must be made up of primary school children and up to four accompanying adults.

The group must carry a Travel Authority and travel together at all times. For more information, call 1800 800 007.