|Victoria Getting There
The international airport in Victoria is Melbourne
(MEL) (Tullamarine). For more information on this airport please
see our separate section.
An overnight passenger / vehicle
ferry from Tasmania
to Melbourne departs daily. There are also ferry services
from Melbourne to Williamstown across Port Phillip Bay, between
Southgate, Princes Walk and the Melbourne Aquarium and Crown entertainment
complex, and across the headlands of Port Phillip Bay between
the beach towns of Queenscliff and Sorrento. Melbourne is becoming
a progressively more popular port for international cruise ships.
operates state rail services,
with links from Melbourne to Ballarat, Bendigo, Seymour, Sale,
Echuca, Geelong, Swan Hill, Traralgon and Wodonga.
Overnight trains link Melbourne and Sydney (the travel time is
13 hours), and an overnight train, The Overland, runs to Adelaide
Trains run to other main centres including Canberra (the travel
time is 8 hours 30 minutes), Brisbane (the travel time is 48 hours)
and Perth (the travel time is 72 hours).
Coach services connect all states by road. Main
coach routes and travelling times are as follows, from Melbourne
Melbourne to Canberra is nine hours 30 minutes
Adelaide is nine hours 30 minutes
Sydney is 12 hour
Broken Hill is 19 hours
Brisbane is 25 hours
|There is a well developed
road system covering 156,700 kilometres (97,400 miles) on which
local buses operate.
Melbourne has an broad network of electric
railways, linked in the city centre by an underground
loop line. There is also a tram network which has an integrated
ticket structure with the rail and bus systems.
It is advised to purchase tickets before boarding,
or from onboard vending machines (trams only). Fares are zonal,
with travel cards for weekly or daily travel and multi journey tickets.
The Melbourne City Circle
tram, painted in distinct burgundy and gold colours, is free. The
Melbourne City Explorer
Bus and the City Wanderer
Bus leave hourly to main attractions in the city
and the visitor may join or leave at any stopping point in the journey.