Catch the free No. 35 City Circle Tram to Docklands (from Flinders, Spring, Victoria, Nicholson or LaTrobe streets) along Harbour Esplanade and Docklands Drive to NewQuay and Waterfront City. City Circle tourist trams run in both directions approximately every 12 minutes between 10am and 6pm Sunday to Wednesday and 10am to 9pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Six other services also run through Docklands:
No. 42 – From Box Hill via Collins St to Victoria Harbour;
No. 11 – From West Preston via Collins St to Victoria Harbour;
No. 30 – From St Vincents Plaza to Harbour Esplanade via Latrobe St;
No. 48 – From North Balwyn to Victoria Harbour near the corner of Merchant and Collins streets via Collins St;
No. 70 – From Wattle Park to Docklands Drive, Waterfront City via Harbour Esplanade, Wurunderjeri Way and Flinders St; and
No. 86 – From Bundoora to Docklands Drive, Waterfront City via Spencer St, LaTrobe St and Harbour Esplanade.
Southern Cross Station (formerly Spencer Street Station) is Melbourne’s main rail interchange for suburban, regional and interstate trains and is located right on Docklands’ doorstep.
At Southern Cross Station, exit at the northern (Etihad Stadium) end to walk over the Bourke Street Pedestrian Bridge to Harbour Esplanade. Alternatively, exit the station on the corner of Spencer and Collins streets, and walk over the Collins Street Bridge to Docklands Park, Victoria Harbour.
For timetable details, call Metlink on 13 16 38 or visit www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au
Metropolitan train lines that arrive and leave from Southern Cross Station:
Alamein; Belgrave; Craigieburn; Cranbourne; Epping; Frankston; Glen Waverley; Hurstbridge; Lilydale; Pakenham; Sandringham; Upfield; Werribee; Williamstown; and Showgrounds/Flemington Racecourse (seasonal).
Regional train services that arrive and leave from Southern Cross Station: Warrnambool; Bairnsdale; Ararat; Swan Hill; Maryborough; Echuca; Shepparton; and Albury.
Interstate train services also arrive and leave from Southern Cross Station.
For information on train services operating outside Victoria, see the websites of Great Southern Railway and CountryLink below.
Melbourne Bus Link operates bus services to Docklands:
No. 235 – Operates from Fishermans Bend to the city via Williamstown Rd and Lorimer St;
No. 238 – Operates from Port Melbourne to the city via Lorimer St and Salmon St;
No 238 – Operates from Fishermans Bend via Lorimer St to the city;
No. 220 – Operates from Sunshine to the city and Gardenvale via Footscray Rd and Dudley St; and
No. 232 – Operates from Altona North to Queen Victoria Market via Normanby Rd, Montague St, Charles Grimes Bridge and Flinders St.
Skybus is an airport shuttle that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week (including public holidays) between Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross Station. The buses run every 10 minutes from 6am to 11pm and every 15-30 minutes at all other times. The service
takes approximately 20 minutes and Skybus offers a free shuttle service between Southern Cross Station and 120 hotels across central Melbourne.
For more information, visit http://www.skybus.com.au or call 9335 3066.
The NightRider bus service provides a safe, easy and inexpensive alternative for travel after midnight on weekends. Buses run every 30 minutes between the city and Melbourne outer suburbs between 1.30am - 4.30am on Saturdays and 1.30am-5.30am on Sundays, with additional services on some routes.
Docklands has two NightRider stops – Harbour Esplanade and Doepel Way.
The free tourist shuttle operates every 30 minutes daily (excluding Christmas Day) between 9.30am and 4.30pm and between 1pm and 4.30pm on Labour Day and Anzac Day. The free service takes approximately 1.5 hours, includes an informative on-board commentary and allows passenger to hop on and off the bus at any of the 13 stops at key city attractions.
Docklands promotes the use of bicycle riding with about 15km of on-road, off-road and shared paths for riders. The Yarra Trail, Bayside Ride, Capital City Trail and Maribyrnong Trail all run into Docklands. Docklands provides bicycle hoops and drinking fountains throughout the precinct.