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Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

 
Climb aboard the Melbourne Visitor Shuttle and discover a city filled with gorgeous gardens, stunning architecture and dazzling artworks – as well as an array of galleries, theatres, shops and restaurants.

The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle is a great way to explore inner city Melbourne. Ride in comfort while listening to stories about the city's colourful past and current quirks.

Ticket information

Cost: $5 all day, children under 10 are free.

How to purchase: tickets are available from Best of Souvenirs in the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square or from ticket machines located at each stop. Please note, ticket machines only accept credit cards or coins. View ticket conditions.

Getting around

The shuttle operates daily (except Christmas Day), departing every 30 minutes from 9.30am to 4.30pm. The full trip takes approximately 90 minutes and includes on-board commentary.

Please note:

  • The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle is a popular service and is likely to run at full capacity in peak periods.
  • Stop 3 Sports precinct is not in service on MCG event days
  • A restricted service operates on Labour Day and ANZAC Day, from 1pm to 4.30pm.
  • No service on Christmas Day

Melbourne Visitor Shuttle route

There are 13 stops where you can hop on and hop off. Download the shuttle route brochure (PDF 2.1MB). Copies are also available at the Melbourne Visitor Centre. 

Stop 1 Arts precinct
Step off here for plays, pictures and performances.

  • Arts Centre Melbourne
  • NGV International
  • Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
  • Malthouse Theatre
  • Melbourne Recital Centre
  • Southbank Theatre

Stop 2 Federation Square
Step off here for visitor services, culture and art.

  • Melbourne Visitor Centre
  • Federation Square
  • Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
  • Birrarung Marr and William Barrack Bridge
  • Federation Bells
  • Flinders Street Station
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Hosier Lane

Stop 3 Sports precinct
Step off here for stadiums, legends and gardens.

  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • National Sports Museum (in the MCG)
  • Melbourne, Olympic and AAMI parks
  • Fitzroy Gardens, Cooks' Cottage, Fairies Tree, Model Tudor Village and historic Conservatory.  

* Note that this stop is not in service on MCG event days.

Stop 4 Chinatown precinct
Step off here for shopping, theatre and a Chinese dragon.

  • Her Majesty's, Princess, Regent, Athenaeum and Comedy theatres
  • Chinatown
  • Collins Street, Greek precinct
  • State Library of Victoria, Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne's GPO, Melbourne Central, QV Melbourne

Stop 5 Melbourne Museum and Carlton Gardens
Step off here for culture, cinema and city gaol.

  • Melbourne Museum
  • IMAX Theatre
  • Royal Exhibition Building
  • Carlton Gardens
  • Old Melbourne Gaol and City Watch House

Stop 6 Lygon Street precinct
Step off here for La Dolce Vita and La Mama.

  • Lygon Street lifestyle
  • La Mama and Carlton Courthouse theatres
  • Piazza Italia
  • Museo Italiano Cultural Centre

Stop 7 University of Melbourne
Step off here for museums, music and modern art.

  • University of Melbourne
  • Ian Potter Museum of Art
  • Grainger Museum

Stop 8 Queen Victoria Market
Step off here for the market, museum and mint.

  • Queen Victoria Market
  • Melbourne Zoo
  • Flemington Racecourse
  • Arts House and Errol Street
  • Hellenic Museum

Stop 9 Harbour Town, Docklands
Step off here for shopping, skating and sailing.

  • Harbour Town
  • Medibank Icehouse
  • NewQuay
  • Tourism Lounge

Stop 10 Etihad Stadium and Victoria Harbour
Step off here for arts, parks and sporting events.

  • Victoria Harbour
  • Yarra's Edge
  • Etihad Stadium
  • Docklands Park
  • Fox Classic Car Museum

Stop 11 William Street
Step off here for culture, courts and coastal wonders.

  • Immigration Museum
  • Koorie Heritage Trust Cultural Centre
  • Legal precinct
  • ANZ Banking Museum
  • Enterprise Wharf
  • Melbourne Aquarium

Stop 12 Southbank and Yarra River
Step off here for the skydeck, shops and ships.

  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • South Wharf Promenade
  • Crown Entertainment Complex
  • Southgate
  • Eureka Skydeck 88
  • Polly Woodside

Stop 13 The Shrine and Royal Botanic Gardens
Step off here for music, a memorial and meandering gardens.

  • Shrine of Remembrance
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
  • Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl
  • Government House
  • La Trobe's Cottage

Deviations for Easter

Due to the AFL games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, STOP 3 - Sports Precinct will be CLOSED all day on Saturday 19, Sunday 20 and Monday 21 April

Due to the Ecumenical Way of the Cross, the Melbourne Visitor Shuttle may experience delays between 10am and 12 noon on Friday 18 April. Access to STOP 2 – Federation Square may be restricted during this time.

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