Experience Melbourne's sights by bus

Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

Address: Corner of Swanston and Flinders streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Phone: 03 9658 9658  

Email: visitor@melbourne.vic.gov.au
Web: melbourne.vic.gov.au/shuttle

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. There are 13 stops where you can hop on and hop off. Copies of the brochure are available at the Melbourne Visitor Centre.

How to purchase tickets: they are available from 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.

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 during peak periods. Stop three to the Sports precinct is not in service on Melbourne Cricket Ground event days.

There is a special service on Labour Day and Anzac Day and a restricted timetable operates. The service starts at 1pm, finishes at 4.30pm and departs every 30 minutes. There is no service on Christmas Day.

Content: City of Melbourne


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As of 1 October 2013 a nominal fee has been introduced. Children under 10 years ride free.


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Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle is a great way to see Melbourne's best attractions. An all-day ticket costs $5 while children under 10 will travel free. Onboard you can view the city in comfort, while listening to an informative commentary about the city's attractions. Runs daily, every 30 minutes.

Mode of transport

  • Coach

Starting locations

  • Hop on and Hop Off Service


  • Stop One: Arts Precinct
  • Stop Two: Federation Square
  • Stop Three: Sports Precinct
  • Stop Four: Chinatown Precinct
  • Stop five: Melbourne Museum and Carlton Gardens
  • Stop Six: Lygon Street Precinct
  • Stop Seven: University of Melbourne
  • Stop Eight: Queen Victoria Market
  • Stop Nine: Waterfront City, Docklands
  • Stop 10: Etihad Stadium and Victoria Harbour
  • Stop 11: William Street
  • Stop 12: Southbank and Yarra River
  • Stop 13: The Shrine and Royal Botanic Gardens

Payment methods accepted

Cash Only  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

The $5 ticket includes unlimited trips only on the calendar day it is purchased and will not be valid for a period of 24 hours over two days.

Local directions

Stop one is at Rathdowne Street. Stop eight is on William Street, just off Flinders Street. Stop 13 is on Exhibition Street, Between Flinders Lane and Flinders Street. For further information please contact Melbourne Visitor Shuttle.

Opening hours

The first service departs from stop one at 9:30am, with the last departing from stop one at 3:45pm.

Disabled access

Contact operator for further details.

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