A great way to discover the magical city of Melbourne, Australia, is on the city's safe bus system.
The Melbourne bus network is made up of bus services across the city and suburbs, provided by over 20 private bus companies. Melbourne bus routes range from major routes to short routes, linking with other Melbourne public transport. SmartBus routes, the high frequency bus services connecting many of the city's major centres and train lines, operate daily.
If you're a bit of a party animal, you'll just love the Melbourne Party Bus! This service offers fun tours including pub crawls, café tours and nightclub tours. It is highly popular for birthdays, hens' and bucks' parties.
Melbourne bus services also offer a safe and affordable transport option if you're planning a night on the town. The NightRider bus service provides late night travel home on the weekend. With around 300 stops over nine routes from the city to the outer suburbs, NightRider buses depart hourly from 12.30am to 4.30am. Tickets are available from the driver when you board the bus.
The Melbourne bus network is an ideal way to see some of the delights of Victoria. Buses travel regularly to Melbourne University, Melbourne Zoo, the Fitzroy Gardens (Captain Cook's Cottage) and various events in Melbourne, including AFL (Australian Football League) games.
Why not take a regular Melbourne bus to check out some of the interesting places that aren't generally included in organised tours? Full details of routes, fares and a Melbourne bus timetable are available from Metlink.