Getting Around in MelbourneEdit This
Melbourne's public transport system is called the Met offering tram train and bus services on the one ticket. The system is divided into three zones zone 1 being the inner area. The city and inner suburbs are best seen by tram - a unique way to travel but take care when alighting to make sure the banked-up cars have completely stopped! The train network is extensive and includes lengthy suburban routes and an underground city loop. The bus network generally fills in the gaps left between the tram and train services - an increasing gap as the state government carves up and destroys a fine public-transport infrastructure.
Taxis are numerous but expensive and car-rental places range from the usual familiar names to the rent-a-bomb variety. Driving in Melbourne can be confusing especially the unique hook turns necessary in the city. Traffic turning right must often do so from the left lane to avoid blocking tram tracks. Melbourne's generally flat terrain makes cycling a popular option for getting around but watch out for those tram tracks.
Use the City Circle Tram to get around Melbourne City central for free. It.takes around 25 minutes for a round trip and runs every 10 minutes from 10am to 6pm.
July 08, 2004 change by ec