Melbourne's network of trains, trams and buses can help you travel to and from MMW events.
You can catch a train, tram or bus right to the heart of the city. Metlink has an online journey planner that can help you plan your trip. For public transport information, call Metlink on 131 638 between 6am and midnight, or visit Metlink. Look out for the free City Circle tram and tourist shuttle travelling through Melbourne's central city.
You will need a valid Metcard or myki. The 5 x weekend daily Metcard ($3 per day on a Saturday or Sunday) and myki money (weekend rate of $3 per day) are the cheapest way to get to MMW.
NightRider buses travel between the city (City Square, Swanston Street) and Melbourne's outer suburbs every 30 minutes between 1.30am and 4.30am on Saturdays and 1.30am and 5.30am on Sundays.
NightRider isn’t just a service for getting home from the city. It also has services to the city on most routes after midnight until approximately 3.30am on Saturdays and 4.30am on Sundays, with additional services on some routes.
For more information, see NightRider buses.
Safe City taxi ranks
The Safe City Taxi Rank Scheme aims to address concerns about getting home safely late at night.
Safe City taxi ranks, managed by the City of Melbourne, provide a safer environment for passengers waiting for a taxi and for taxi drivers waiting for passengers.
Safe City taxi rank locations:
- Flinders Street Station, Swanston Street
- 50 Bourke Street
- 8 King Street
- 55 King Street
- 131 Queen Street
- 200 Queen Street
Each taxi rank is staffed by a security officer in a distinct uniform. The ranks are also monitored by security cameras:
- from 11pm Friday to 5am Saturday
- from 11pm Saturday to 5am Sunday every weekend
- during special events such as the Melbourne Grand Prix and New Year’s Eve.
Calling a taxi
If you need to call a taxi, there are various companies available. Two options are listed below.
- 13 CABS: 13 2227
- Silver Top Taxi: 131 008
If you are planning to explore other parts of the city while you immerse yourself in Melbourne Music Week, tourism staff are on hand in two central locations:
Melbourne Visitor Centre – Federation Square
Corner of Swanston and Flinders streets (opposite Flinders Street Station)
Open seven days a week, from 9am to 6pm
Melbourne Visitor Booth – Bourke Street Mall
Between Swanston and Elizabeth streets
Open seven days a week, from 9am to 5pm