We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

#52 of 252 Tours in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 9658 9658
09:30 - 16:00
Open now
See all hours
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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 214 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 130
  • 53
    Very good
  • 10
  • 3
  • 5
Quite a good service

I was looking for a hoho service when I came across the Visitors Shuttle and decide to give it a go. Although the Chinatown stop was quite close to us, the ticket vending machines... read more

Reviewed today
Greater Sydney, Australia

Similar Things to Do in Melbourne

Add Photo Write a Review

214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 201: English reviews
Greater Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

I was looking for a hoho service when I came across the Visitors Shuttle and decide to give it a go. Although the Chinatown stop was quite close to us, the ticket vending machines only accept coins, and no way did I have $20 in coins, so we took the free tram to Federation Square and bought the tickets at... More 

Thank Frommy
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Awesome, cost effective and easy way to get around Melbourne. Stops at key stops around the city. We never waited long for a bus. Third trip to Melbourne and have used it every time. Will do so again on our next visit. Drivers were very friendly and always smiling. Must say, Declan you are a funny man! Your commentary kept... More 

Thank Kim M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
190 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you have 2 full days to make full use of the ticket this is very good value for money. On the first day a couple of stops were closed (I think the MCG one was shut as there was an Aussie Rules match on in the evening). The length of the days could be longer, and obviously traffic can... More 

Thank EG27
Kentallen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
93 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

Thank holidaygetaway
Level Contributor
42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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
Level Contributor
111 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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
Level Contributor
831 reviews
479 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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
Level Contributor
39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 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
Level Contributor
142 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank Julie P
Grafton, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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

Travellers who viewed Melbourne Visitor Shuttle also viewed


Been to Melbourne Visitor Shuttle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Melbourne Visitor Shuttle and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question
Melbourne, Australia
2 months ago

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Melbourne Visitor Shuttle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?