A recent range of fare changes, introduced from 1 January, has made public transport cheaper, easier and fairer for children, families and carers across Victoria.
Primary school groups can now enjoy free off-peak travel, between 9.30am and 3.30pm, on metropolitan and regional services. This will make school excursions cheaper for schools and parents. Up to four adults can also travel for free with each group.
Travel costs are also reduced for carers of Victorians of all ages who need special assistance. Carers have been able to accompany the people in their care for free on train, tram and bus services on Sundays. This is now extended to the whole weekend.
Passengers do not need to use a myki card during periods of free travel. If they accidentally touch on, they will not be charged a fare.
Most other public transport fares will increase by 4.7%, however, as part of the annual fares adjustment. For regional Victorians, town bus fares will not change, and the cost of a trip within the same zone will be capped at $2.40 for the third year in a row.
Further information on changes to public transport fares is available at ptv.vic.gov.au.