First time users
V/Line is regional Victoria’s largest regional public transport provider.
We run more than 1400 train services and 600 bus services every week to more than 500 destinations in regional Victoria and beyond.
Where we can take youTrain services run on five lines:
Our bus network covers most areas of Victoria. We also have some interstate services including Mt Gambier, Adelaide, Canberra, Batemans Bay, Griffith.
> see maps, stations and stops to see where we can take you.
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.
How you’ll get thereWe operate three types of train:
See our fleet for more details.
We also run bus services contracted by the Department of Transport, often with V/Line livery.
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.
When travelling with us, you’ll need a V/Line paper ticket. However, if you’re only travelling with us within metropolitan Melbourne, you should use a Metcard or myki.
Victoria’s new smartcard ticketing system – myki – is only used in metropolitan Melbourne. It will be rolling out to other V/Line destinations in 2013.
You can buy tickets at all staffed V/Line stations, most Metro trains 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 boardAll V/Line trains have a conductor on board, who’ll be happy to help you with any enquiries. Toilets, air conditioning and water fountains are available.
Our bus services also have air conditioning and toilets, though toilets may not be available on some rail-replacement coaches.
If you’re travelling on a reserved service to Bairnsdale, Swan Hill, Shepparton or Warrnambool we also have catering. See onboard food and drinks to view the menu and special offers.
Metropolitan MelbourneIf you’re travelling to Melbourne, you can use metropolitan trains, trams and buses at no extra cost. Just show your V/Line 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 subsequently become a regular traveller on V/Line, check our our regular traveller tips.