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Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

#51 of 240 Tours in Melbourne
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Address: Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 9658 9658
09:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Explore the city on board the Melbourne Visitor Shuttle. Ride in...

Explore the city on board the Melbourne Visitor Shuttle. Ride in air-conditioned comfort and hop on and off at any of the 13 stops along the route. Be taken to bustling markets, cultural precincts, lush gardens, shopping arcades, sporting stadiums and more. Make use of the free Wi-Fi on your journey while you listen to the audio commentary that shares stories of the city’s past and present.

Tickets can be purchased online or from the following locations:

- Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square

- Fitzroy Gardens Visitor Centre

- Melbourne Airport

- Ticket machines located at each stop (please note machines only accept credit cards or coins)


The first service leaves stop 1 at 9.30am and the last at 3.45pm (excluding shuttle closure days).


Every 30 minutes, full journey takes approximately 90 minutes


As some stops are closed during major events, the Melbourne Visitor Shuttle runs a free service on the following days:

Australia Day - 26 January 2016

Moomba Parade - 14 March 2016

Run for the Kids - 20 March 2016

Grand Final Parade – 30 September 2016

Melbourne Cup Parade – 31 October 2016

Tickets purchased the day before a free service day will be valid for the day after the free day.

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The shuttle provides easy access to CBD points of interest that are not covered by the free heritage tram. A ticket that lasts 2 days makes it good value if you are in Melbourne... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Trevor G
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The shuttle provides easy access to CBD points of interest that are not covered by the free heritage tram. A ticket that lasts 2 days makes it good value if you are in Melbourne for a few days. The drivers give varied views on points of interest, in addition to the recorded points. Care is taken to allow less able... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like to use hop on buses in cities as it's a great way of seeing the sights, orientating yourself and if on limited time a good way to cover distances. This however was a disappointment. I booked online in advance. It is no longer free but it's still cheaper than other options and you have to wonder why. The... More 

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Grafton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommended the Tourist shuttle, the tickets are only $10 and are valid for 2 days. We decided to hop off at Docklands, looked around for an hour or so , then hopped back on. I was a first time visitor to Melbourne and I thought the route gave me an excellent overview of the city. We also hopped... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bought the ticket in the Visitor Centre on Federation Square. 10 AUD for 2 days, a bargain. First stop in front of St. Paul's Cathedral around 09.30 am, bus runs every 25 minutes. Very friendly bus drivers.

Thank Peter D
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bus tour for 2 days for $10! Fantastic value for money why bother with any others?? Buy tickets at stop 13 stops around town. Great commentary in addition to drivers extra bits. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a great way to see Melbourne. Tickets are $10, hop on hop off all day. Full tour takes 90 minutes. Interactive with audio and live commentary. Buses very clean and depart from stops every 30 minutes. About 15 stops around the circuit. Much more economical and basically the same service as the official "hop on hop off tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We used it to hop off/on (not necessarily at the same stop) to see all sorts of features some of which are outside the free tram area where this bus goes at least 3 points of its circuit. It's cheap, air conditioned and the 3 drivers we had supplemented the canned audio commentary with all sorts of additional ditties.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

2 days for $10. A fraction of the cost of the other red bus. 13 stops are all good. I never had to wait more than about 20 minutes. Drivers are outstanding.

Thank TravelinAlan
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Every major city should have a visitors shuttle and copy Melbourne's prices.!!! Wow...we were able to ride this hop on/hop off shuttle for two days for $10.00 each person. The drivers are extremely friendly and helpful and will assist you make your purchase at any of their stops along the route. There are kiosks at each shuttle stop. The drivers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Well priced for a 2-day activity. We took the full route to get familiar with the various neighborhoods which we then visited in our own. It contained both entertaining and historical information about rhe city thatwas augmented by comments from the bus driver,

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