Facts and usage statistics about public transit in Melbourne, Australia

Commute patterns by Tram, Train & Bus in Melbourne - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in Melbourne get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in Melbourne walk each day. See which Tram, Train & Bus and stations are most popular in Melbourne, and more!
Melbourne has 3 transit type(s), including: Tram, Train & Bus, operated by several transit agencies, including PTV Regional Bus, PTV Metropolitan Trains & PTV Regional Trains
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In Melbourne, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 80 min. Over 81% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Melbourne each day? Commuters wait on average 14 min, but over 41% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Melbourne is 9.8 km. Yet 65% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in Melbourne is 60%. On average, 19% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Melbourne, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.78 km? Approximately, 26% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time

How long do people usually commute in Melbourne by public transit everyday?
The average amount of time people spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday.
80 min
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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in Melbourne, Australia?
The percentage of transit riders who ride public transit for more than 2 hours every day. This includes travel by Tram, Train & Bus.
28%
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Waiting Time

How long do people usually wait at a station in Melbourne every day?
The average amount of time people wait at a stop or station for their Tram, Train & Bus line on a weekday.
14 min
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How many people in Melbourne usually wait a long time at a transit station?
The percentage of people who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work.
20%
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Trip Distance

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in Melbourne?
The average distance people usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Tram, Train & Bus.
9.8 km
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How many people have a long commute every day in Melbourne?
The percentage of people that usually travel for over 12 km in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit.
26%
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Number of Transfers

How many people transfer lines at least once in Melbourne?
The percentage of people who transfer at least one time during a single trip.
60%
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How many people transfer transit lines more than once during a single trip in Melbourne?
The percentage of people who transfer at least twice when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip.
19%
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Walking Distance

How far do people usually walk per trip in Melbourne?
The average distance people walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work.
0.78 km
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How many people walk for more than 1 km in Melbourne?
The percentage of people who walk for over 1 km each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work.
26%
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Most popular Bus lines
  • 903 - Altona - Mordialloc
  • 902 - Airport West - Chelsea
  • 901 - Melbourne Airport - Frankston
Most popular Bus stations
  • Monash University
  • Swanston St
  • Melbourne Central/Lonsdale St (Melbourne City)
Most popular Train lines
  • LILYDALE - City (Flinders Street) - Lilydale
  • PAKENHAM - City (Flinders Street) - Pakenham
  • SOUTH MORANG - City (Flinders Street) - South Morang
Most popular Train stations
  • Flinders Street Railway Station (Melbourne City)
  • Southern Cross Railway Station (Melbourne City)
  • Melbourne Central Railway Station (Melbourne City)
Most popular Bus lines
  • 903 - Altona - Mordialloc
  • 902 - Airport West - Chelsea
  • 901 - Melbourne Airport - Frankston
Most popular Bus stations
  • Monash University
  • Swanston St
  • Melbourne Central/Lonsdale St (Melbourne City)
Most popular Train lines
  • LILYDALE - City (Flinders Street) - Lilydale
  • PAKENHAM - City (Flinders Street) - Pakenham
  • SOUTH MORANG - City (Flinders Street) - South Morang
Most popular Train stations
  • Flinders Street Railway Station (Melbourne City)
  • Southern Cross Railway Station (Melbourne City)
  • Melbourne Central Railway Station (Melbourne City)
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