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I know you can purchase a myki card in the cruise terminal for use on trams, buses, etc. in the Melbourne area.  However, I was wondering if someone could tell me exactly where else I could purchase one, preferably a physical card, not an electronic one on my phone.  There appears to be a small complex of supermarket, Sputini, coffee shop, etc. right across from the Beacon Cove tram station (see screenshot I'm attaching, although only part of the complex is showing!)  Would anyone know if I can purchase one there?  Or is there a list of places to purchase a card on PTV's website?  I couldn't find such a list, only some information on where to purchase cards. 

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Yes, there's a kiosk in the building in your picture, which also sells myki cards.

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I would expect you ca purchase a myki card at the grey ticket machine in the middle of your photo, just past the hand rails. That machine should sell you a myki card and let you top up its value too, before you hop on the tram into the city.

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There was a Myki "shop" in the cruise terminal when we stopped there earlier this year. Very convenient, and very helpful people running it.

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Someone posted, I think on this group, "There is a convenience store right at the end of Station Pier, you can get a Myki Card there. Beacon Cove Food Store. Just opposite is the light rail/tram station from where the line into the city leaves."

 

The suggestion was that there would be a shorter line than in the cruise terminal.

 

Frances

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Another option is the hop on hop off bus.  There is a bus stop with ticket staff very close to the tram stop.  It takes you to many different attractions around the city including the MCC, zoo, markets and St Kilda on the way back.  The trams are also free around the CBD and docklands area (not the port) and you don’t need a MYKI card.  Enjoy Melbourne!!!

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2 hours ago, Tranquility Base said:

Can you top up an old MYKI card with cash at the table set up in the cruise terminal ?

Yes, you can as long as the card hasn't expired. Then they issue you with a new one.

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I'm confused about the notes I took on the myki card and transportation options.  Is there a one-day pass of some type?  I would think that would be useful for cruise passengers.  If not, should I just purchase a myki loaded with a small amount and then make whatever trips I need to make?  If I understand correctly there is a daily cap that kicks in after you've been charged a particular amount (maybe $6.80 on weekdays?).  Is that correct?   

 

Rusty, thank you for the hop on hop off option.  I didn't think about the possibility that it ran to St Kilda.  It might work for me, although the hours are a bit limited. 

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5 hours ago, roothy123 said:

I'm confused about the notes I took on the myki card and transportation options.  Is there a one-day pass of some type?  I would think that would be useful for cruise passengers.  If not, should I just purchase a myki loaded with a small amount and then make whatever trips I need to make?  If I understand correctly there is a daily cap that kicks in after you've been charged a particular amount (maybe $6.80 on weekdays?).  Is that correct?   

 

Rusty, thank you for the hop on hop off option.  I didn't think about the possibility that it ran to St Kilda.  It might work for me, although the hours are a bit limited. 

This is a link to the Myki website -  https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki 

No there are no day ticket options, you have to have a Myki card. The daily cap is now $8.80.

 

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