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Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

#48 of 237 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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Great value for money

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Coolcookingteacher
edmonton, AB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 10 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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Horsens, Denmark
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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,

1 Thank Sonjee
Palm Cove, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great deal for $10 and kids under 10 are free. We got to see everything you need to and with background info. We have never been to Melbourne before and this was just great. Shout out to Amy our amazing driver!

1 Thank TMbeachlover
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

At $10.00 per person for 2 days you couldn't find a better way to learn about the fascinating city of Melbourne. There are 13 prominent stops and there's a recorded commentary and the driver also adds interesting information along the way. The bus comes round every 30 minutes and the whole journey takes 90 minutes but you can hop on... More 

1 Thank Susan A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

For 10 AUD you get round all the city hop on hop off. Cheaper than the city sightseeing bus. Great bus drivers who fill you in on what the recorded commentary has said and are extremely helpful.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This service is a must for first time Melbourne visitors. It is reasonably cheap (AUD 10/adult and valid for two days) and covers many of attracting places in the city of Melbourne. Visitor could hop on and hope off in any of 13 points within the route. The driver/guide sometimes give you additional information regarding some of the places and... More 

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