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Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

#51 of 250 Tours in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Great on a rainy day

Totally free of charge , you have a guide audio , it has around 16 stops , covers all the main downtown district . Very usefull

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Normand G

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Kentallen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a one way circular tour that enables you to get off at any of the set stops. Sadly both the market (day off) and the main attractions of the Melbourne museum and Royal exhibition building (tidying up after an event) were closed so very little for us to hop off for so we just stayed on for the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally free of charge , you have a guide audio , it has around 16 stops , covers all the main downtown district . Very usefull

1 Thank Normand G
Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What great cost effective way to see the sights of Melbourne, you have the benefit of a recorded audio as the bus travels along with the driver also adding information. All for $20 over 2 days!! And get on and off whenever at the appointed stops. It's a no brainer!!

1 Thank Boyzdungood
Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great way to familiarise yourself with all of the sights in central Melbourne. At Aus $10 for two days this is great value. You can purchase tickets at any of the stops at the ticket machine - coins only (no notes or credit cards), easy to use. There is also a timetable at each stop. You can either do... More 

1 Thank wendyanddavid536
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank Trevor G
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

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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Reviewed 1 March 2017 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 

1 Thank GailGrafton
Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

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.

1 Thank Peter D
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 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.

1 Thank Coolcookingteacher
edmonton, AB
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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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