Where we can take you by train
Our coach network covers most areas of Victoria. We also have some interstate coach services to destinations including Mt Gambier, Adelaide, Canberra, Batemans Bay and Griffith.When we can get you thereIf you want to see times for all services, you can download timetables. If you want to find a specific time, you can also use Plan your Journey on our homepage.
> see maps, stations and stops to see where we can take you.
How you’ll get thereWe operate three types of train:
See our fleet for more details.
All V/Line coaches are air-conditioned and the majority are toilet-equipped. Please note: Train replacement coaches may not be toilet-equipped.
Fares and ticketsWe have a range of great value fares. Travelling at off peak times is cheapest and we have discounts for commuters, families, groups and holders of certain concession cards.
Victoria’s smartcard ticketing system – myki – is your ticket to travel V/Line commuter line trains between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Seymour and Traralgon. See myki page for full information.
For travel on our long distance trains and V/Line coaches you need a V/Line paper ticket.
You can buy tickets at all staffed V/Line stations, most Metro premium stations and at any V/Line ticket sales agent. See where to buy tickets for full details.
See fares & tickets for more information.
On board - trainsAll V/Line trains have a conductor who’ll be happy to help you with any enquiries. Every train has toilets, air conditioning and water fountains.
If you’re travelling on a reserved train to Bairnsdale, Swan Hill, Shepparton or Warrnambool you can buy snacks and drinks on board. See on board food and drinks to view the menu and special offers.
On board - coachesAll V/Line coaches are air-conditioned and the majority are toilet-equipped.
Please note: Train replacement coaches may not be toilet-equipped.
- It is compulsory to wear seat belts (where fitted) when travelling on our coach services.
- Hot food and drinks are not permitted on V/Line coaches in the interests of passenger comfort and safety.
Which V/Line coach services are fitted with toilets?We try to ensure that timetabled V/Line coach services that involve a journey of 90 minutes or more are operated by coaches with toilets on board.
Most V/Line coach routes that have a journey time of less than 90 minutes are not operated by coaches fitted with toilets.
Please note: V/Line coach services on the Apollo Bay / Great Ocean Road route use smaller (12.5 metre) vehicles that are not equipped with toilets.
These smaller coaches can better handle the tight curves along the Great Ocean Road. Toilets are not fitted to the coaches on this route in the interests of customer comfort and safety.
Metropolitan MelbourneIf you’re travelling to Melbourne, you can use metropolitan trains, trams and buses at no extra cost. Just use your myki (touch on and touch off) or show your V/Line paper ticket to ticket barrier staff or your bus driver. See included metropolitan travel for more info.
Use the PTV website to plan travel on all metropolitan public transport, including Metro Trains, Yarra Trams and metropolitan buses.
Travel tipsSee Your journey for information on baggage allowance, travelling with animals and carriage of bikes.
When approaching your destination station, please make sure you are ready to get off the train. The train won't wait long at a station, so if you are not ready you may miss your stop.
We also have special information for seniors, passengers travelling with children and accessibility for wheelchair users.
Regular travelIf you become a regular traveller on V/Line, check our our regular traveller tips.