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Kathmandu
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Regarding Myki card

I am staying in Melbourne for one week. Is it worth buying myki card for using public transport for the duration of one week? If not what is the alternative way?

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1. Re: Regarding Myki card

Unless you only use the free City Circle tram, there is no alternative way to use public transport in Melbourne.

To use public transport, you must have a Myki card. It costs $6 for the card.

If you're here for 1 week - 7 days - and you expect to be using public transport every day you can get a 7 day Myki Pass on the card.

Zone 1 = $35 adult

Zone 1 + 2 = $59.20 adult

Otherwise you can load up with 'Myki Money' as you go.

http://www.myki.com.au/Fares/Metro-fares

Edited: 26 April 2013, 05:27
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It really depends on where in Melbourne you want to go.

In addition to the free city circle tram there is the free tourist shuttle bus.

If you just want to hang out around the city centre, with perhaps a trip to St Kilda, then I wouldn't bother with MiKi. Melbourne is very walkable. Just use the free services and perhaps catch a cab to St Kilda.

If you will be traveling further afield and plan on using public transport then you'll need to get a MyKi card. You can get a visitors pack for $14. Unless you plan on traveling out of the city every day a weekly may be a bit of overkill. It's really designed for commuters.

For options look at the MiKi website.

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Before getting a visitors pack have a look at what discounts are offered by the visitors pack and consider whether you plan to use them. If not, you're better off getting the normal MyKi, which is cheaper.

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Good point YF!

Kathmandu
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I will stay in Melbourne for 7 days. But I will not be using public transport everyday. I will hang around the city for a couple of days. During that couple of days, I expect to use public transport. Please suggest, Is it good to have Myki, or not? If yes, is it worth having Visitor pack? if not then what is best to have?

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6. Re: Regarding Myki card

That is your choice!

A Myki for $6 and load it with a few dollars.

A Visitors pack.

The free City Circle tram and Tourist Shuttle Bus.

Taxi's

Walking.

Kathmandu
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Thanks a lot for information. I choose to buy a Myki card and load it with few dollars. Can I load money in card where I buy it? Can I use loaded money anytime during my stay?

rural West Aussie
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8. Re: Regarding Myki card

Yes, you can load the card where you buy it.

Yes, you can use the loaded money for fares at any time.

You can also reload it at train stations or a 7-11 store if it is getting low.

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And whenever you tag on or off you can read your balance on the card machine so you know how much you have left on it and whether you need to top up.

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10. Re: Regarding Myki card

I will be in Melbourne for 7 days in June. 2 days day tours out n 4 days in city.

Will be using free circle trams to travel around most of the time.

But I intend to go St Kilda beach on one of the day, I am staying in Swanston street.

Any idea how much is taxi fare Flinders st station to st kilda beach n return fare too?

We are family of 2 adults n 2 kids. Maki card to st kilda may cost $ 50?