Melbourne Area Map - Crown Metropol
The best way to get around Melbourne is by tram. Tram routes criss-cross the city, and their hours are extensive. Plus, there's even a free tram designed just for tourists! You can also board Melbourne's buses and trains with the same Metlink ticket that you'll use for trams. While taxis and rental cars are available, they'll both cost you more than public transport will. And we don't recommend driving as many Americans find it difficult to adjust to Melbourne's rules of the road.
The Melbourne Airport (MEL) is roughly 14 miles northwest of the city center. You can take a SkyBus from the airport into the city for $16 AUD (about the same in USD). You can also hire a taxi or rent a car.Getting To & Around Melbourne»