Public Buses

Buses are a major form of public transport in Melbourne with around 346 routes covering central and outlying suburbs. Buses are the main transport option for outer suburbs.



Using the bus in Melbourne

Finding Routes and stops
You can use the PTV website or APP, or Google Maps, or City Mapper.

Paying for fares

  • use a ‘myki’ card which you can use to ‘tap on’ and ‘tap off’ with fares deducted from the card.
  • use a mobile ‘myki’ available for Andriod devices via the Google PayTM app.
  • myki Explorer pack which is a one-day unlimited use card perfect for travelers.


Smart Bus Route map

SmartBus consists of nine routes, which are intended to facilitate cross-city travel.

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Night Bus Route Map

The Night Network bus system consists of 21 routes and operates on Friday and Saturday nights. More info on the Night Network and Night Buses.


Night Coach Network Route Map

Night Coaches operate from the city to Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Seymour and Traralgon. More info



Telebuses are demand-responsive services. Passengers can board or leave buses at one of the fixed stops in the area or can be picked up or dropped off at home. More info