Notification

Christmas and NYE free travel

Added: 22 November 2013

Public transport across Victoria will be free all day on Christmas Day, and after 6pm on New Year’s Eve.

On Christmas Day and after 6pm on New Year’s Eve, ticket barriers will be open at stations and you do not need to carry a ticket to travel. However, if you do touch on with your myki, you won’t be charged a fare.

The free V/Line services are popular and bookings are recommended.

Christmas Day – Wednesday 25 December

  • Public transport across Victoria will be free from first to last service.
  • Metro Trains will run a Sunday timetable.
  • Yarra Trams will run a Sunday timetable (Sunday timetable with weekday start and finish times) and the City Circle service will not operate.
  • V/Line will run a Sunday timetable with limited coach trips. Bookings are required for long-range services (Warrnambool, Bairnsdale, Swan Hill, Shepparton, Albury). All other train services come on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Bus timetables will vary and you should check your specific route

New Year’s Eve – Tuesday 31 December

Travel on metropolitan trains, trams and buses will be free from 6pm on New Year’s Eve until the first normal scheduled service on 1 January.

  • Metro Trains will run a normal weekday timetable with extra trains from 6pm and all night services. Buses will be replacing trains on the Sunbury line from 28 December 2013 - 19 January 2014, including on New Year’s Eve.
  • Yarra Trams will run a Saturday timetable with increased services from 6pm.  All night services will run on all routes except Route 24, Route 30, Ruote 78, Route 79, Route 82 and City Circle.
  • V/Line will run a summer weekeday timetable for train services on the Geelong\Warrnambool and Bairnsdale lines with some altered coach services. Additional late night services will run as per the regular Saturday night timetable. Buses will be replacing trains on the Ballarat, Bendigo, Seymour and Albury lines from 28 December 2013 - 19 January 2014, including on New Year’s Eve. 
  • V/Line travel will be free on services where touch on occurs after 6pm New Year’s Eve. There is also free travel on the first train departing Melbourne to each regional destination on New Year’s Day. V/Line will operate a Saturday train and coach timetable.
  • NightRider services will operate for New Year’s Eve. Buses will depart from a temporary location on Collins Street between Swanston and Russell streets.
  • Bus timetables will vary and you should check your specific route