Public transport during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Public transport services are running to a normal timetable in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Plan your journey before you travel
Check how busy your train is
Use our new free tool to check real-time passenger volumes on trains, individual platforms and at stations across the metropolitan train network.
This means you can choose when you want to travel, according to how busy the next service will be.
Go cashless - ticketing and myki
We strongly urge you to so that the Department of Transport can contact you if you have been exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19) on a public transport service. Register your myki now - it’s quick and easy.
Continue to check regularly for , including exposure date and time and advice on testing and isolation.
Please check your myki card balance prior to your trip. There are cashless top up options available via the and , myki top-up machines at stations, PTV hubs and ticket offices.
Travelling on public transport
You must use a fitted face mask when travelling on public transport, unless you have a for not doing so. Please ensure you wear this for your entire journey, practise good hygiene and don’t travel if you’re unwell.
If possible, passengers are also asked to maintain physical distancing, stagger their travel to avoid busy peak times and to consider alternative modes of transport.
There are additional daily cleaning services in place across the network, as well as contactless hand sanitisers at stops and stations, to help keep you safe while travelling.
Advice for travellers arriving from interstate
To help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), all residents and travellers from anywhere in Australia wishing to enter Victoria from 6pm 11 January 2021 must apply for a permit.
Areas are designated green, orange or red zones by the CHO based on public health advice. Restrictions apply for different zones.
Each adult needs their own permit.
If you reach the border without a valid Victorian Border Crossing Permit, you will be turned away at the border and face a possible fine.
Those living in our border communities in New South Wales will continue to be able to access the 'border bubble' using their driver's license or other photo ID to prove their residential address.
Reviewed 19 March 2021