Boroondara is well serviced by a great public transport network of trains, trams and buses.
The Public Transport Victoria website tells you all you need to know about public transport in Melbourne. Check ticket prices, timetables, maps and use the journey planner to find out how to get to your destination.
The Alamein, Belgrave and Lilydale train lines run through Boroondara, with the Glen Waverley line running near our southern border.
The following tram lines run through Boroondara:
- 16 – Melbourne University to Kew via St Kilda Beach
- 24 – North Balwyn to the City (via Kew)
- 31 – Kew Depot to Victoria Harbour Docklands
- 42 – Box Hill to Victoria Harbour Docklands (via Kew)
- 48 – North Balwyn to Victoria Harbour Docklands (via Hawthron and Kew)
- 70 – Waterfront City Docklands to Wattle Park (via Hawthron and Surrey Hills)
- 72 – Melbourne University to Camberwell (via Glen Iris)
- 75 – City (Spencer Street) to Vermount South (via Hawthorn)
- 109 – Box Hill to Port Melbourne/Victoria Harbour Docklands (via Kew).
There are over 30 bus services running in Boroondara and many connect with trains and trams. In particular, Kew, Balwyn and Balwyn North are well serviced by buses.
SmartBus is a premium bus service that provides 'cross-town' connections along major arterial roads to key destinations. SmartBus services run more often and for longer hours than most bus services. They are also more reliable because of a combination of road priority and the use of smart technology.
Look out for the new SmartBus service running through Ashburton in Boroondara – the 903 Altona to Mordialloc – which replaces the route 700 bus.
The NightRider is a late night bus service that offers a safe affordable way of getting home on a Saturday or Sunday morning. NightRider buses leave from several locations in the CBD and run along 10 routes.
There are two NightRider bus services that run through Boroondara:
- 966 – City to Croydon - Lilydale via Victoria Street, Maroondah Highway
- 968 – City – Knox – Bayswater – Belgrave via Toorak Road, Burwood Highway.
Public transport ticketing
Melbourne is progressively moving to a new smart card ticketing system called myki. Myki is a reusable plastic smart card that you store value on to pay for your fare on public transport.
Myki has a range of benefits for seniors including access to free travel in any two adjacent zones (for example, Zone 1 and 2 throughout the metropolitan area) on weekends. On weekdays seniors will pay no more than $3.80 for their travel with myki.
For more information about myki visit the myki website or phone 13 69 54.
Planning your journey
For local information about train, tram and buses stops, timetables and facilities in Boroondara see our TravelSmart map or the Public Transport Victoria Boroondara map.
Providing feedback on public transport
The Public Transport Ombudsman (PTO) Ltd is a free, confidential and impartial alternative dispute resolution scheme available to people who use or are affected by public passenger transport services, or related activities of public transport in Victoria. To contact the Public Transport Ombudsman phone 8623 2111 (TTY 1800 809 623), email PTO or visit the PTO website.
You can also provide feedback via the Public Transport Victoria customer feedback page.