Top up a myki
Once you've bought your myki card, you need to top it up to travel. Depending on how often you travel, you can choose to top up with myki Pass or myki Money. Your card isn't locked to either, choose the best for you each time you top up.
If you travel occasionally, top up as you go.
Load money onto your card and myki will calculate the lowest fare based on the zones you travel through. Top up with myki Money to access 2 hour and daily fares.
For more information, see myki Money.
If you travel often, top up with consecutive days.
Choose the zones you want to travel in and the number of consecutive travel days you need. You may be able to buy a discounted yearly myki Pass through your organisation's Commuter Club.
For more information, see myki Pass.
myki Money vs myki Pass
Use the calculator on the metropolitan fares page to see if myki Money or myki Pass is best for you.
Where can I top up?
Top up online or by calling 1800 800 007. Please allow around 90 minutes for online top ups. We can’t process payments from cards that aren’t Australian or transactions from an IP address outside Australia.
Top up your myki in person:
- At hundreds of shops including all 7-Eleven stores and anywhere you see the myki sign
- ticket office window at premium stations
- myki machines at all metropolitan train stations, all V/Line commuter service train stations, selected tram stops and bus interchanges
- PTV Hubs
- on board buses (cash only)
Make sure you're ready to travel
If you don't use your myki within 90 days of topping up, the added myki Money or myki Pass becomes temporarily unavailable.
You will need to reactivate the myki before travelling, to make sure the added amount or pass returns to your card. You can do this by touching on or topping up (minimum amount $1) at a myki machine, retail outlet, PTV Hub or station ticket office.
Allow 24 hours before travelling for the myki to update.