Regional bus tickets

If you’re travelling on a regional bus, you need a myki or a bus paper ticket. There are two types of paper tickets, Category A and Category B.

Town bus travel is also included with your myki or V/Line paper ticket if you’re travelling to or from some regional stations.

Regional buses in central Ballarat street

You’ll need a myki if you’re travelling on:

  • Town buses in Bacchus Marsh, Ballarat, Bendigo, Bellarine Peninsula, Churchill, Eildon, Geelong, Kilmore, Mornington Peninsula, Seymour, Wallan and Warragul.
  • Latrobe Valley intertown buses.

It's best to buy and top up your myki before travelling. 

You’ll need a Category A ticket if you’re travelling in:

  • Bairnsdale, Benalla, Cobram, Colac, Drouin, Echuca/Moama, Gisborne, Hamilton, Horsham, Korumburra, Kyneton, Lakes Entrance, Maryborough, Mildura, Portland, Rochester, Sale, Shepparton/Mooroopna, Swan Hill, Wangaratta, Warrnambool, Wodonga/Albury, Wonthaggi and Yarrawonga.

You can also use a Category A bus ticket for travel on the following V/Line services:

  • V/Line train services between Marshall and Lara
  • V/Line train services between Eaglehawk and Kangaroo Flat
  • V/Line coach services between Bendigo and Strathfieldsaye.

You can buy your Category A paper ticket on the bus.

You’ll need a Category B ticket if you’re travelling in:

  • Ararat, Beaufort and Stawell.

You can buy your Category B paper ticket on the bus.

Ticket types for Category A and B paper tickets

Tickets are available as full fare or concession, except for the Student Weekly ticket.

2 hour

  • 2 hour tickets allow for unlimited travel for at least two hours on local buses.
  • The ticket expires two hours from the next full hour after it was bought. For example, a ticket bought at 8.55am will expire at 11am and a ticket bought at 9.05am will expire at 12 noon. Tickets purchased after 6pm are valid until last service.

Daily

  • A Daily ticket allows unlimited travel on town bus services on the day the ticket is issued.

Weekly

  • Weekly tickets allow unlimited travel between the origin and destination printed on the ticket for seven consecutive days.
  • The ticket expires seven days from the start date printed on the ticket.

Monthly

  • Monthly tickets allow unlimited travel between the origin and destination printed on the ticket for one month.
  • The ticket expires at the end of services one month from the start date printed on the ticket.

Student Weekly (Category B only)

  • Student Weekly tickets allow unlimited travel between the origin and destination printed on the ticket for seven consecutive days.
  • The ticket expires seven days from the start date printed on the ticket.
  • The ticket can only be used by students.

Using your regional train or coach ticket on town buses

You can use your myki or V/Line paper ticket to travel on some local town buses, excluding privately operated services. Town bus travel is included if you travel to or from one of these stations:

  • Ballarat, Bendigo, Eaglehawk, Epsom, Geelong, Kangaroo Flat, Kilmore East, Moe, Morwell, Seymour, South Geelong, Traralgon, Wallan, Waurn Ponds.

You must show your myki or V/Line paper ticket to the driver when you board the bus. You can't buy a V/Line paper ticket or myki on board the bus. Find out more about regional train and coach tickets