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Australia has a decent modern transportation service, being Melbourne the most developed city in this aspect: with trams, trains and buses working as a whole in a very developed transportation system. Good thing is that you can get tickets for a whole, an entire week or even a month, and when you get these especial tickets discounts are substantial.

Sydney is very developed when it comes to transport as well, with a great ferryboat and subway service. Perth is also popular, with modern transportation systems.

Taxis are also a good option if you want comfort, and they may be the best option if you are going out at night, or finishing work or studies late at night. The number to book a taxi is 131 008, and keep in mind that at certain times, especially weekends and rush hours it can be virtually impossible to get a taxi in the street. You can call one from the public phones that are located outside bars and pubs.

Greyhound Pioneer Australia works throughout the main cities of Australia connecting them and with interesting deals for passes. You can get them by dialing 132030.

The country has a local train network to travel short distances, an interstate service for trips from city to city and the more tourist train service, it crosses the country.

Most cities in Australia have transportation companies that offer interesting special passes, they are very popular among students, as they can get a 50% discount upon showing their studentīs identification.

Bus Ticket

In Australia the bus fare is different from other countries, here exist some types of ticket, that you can buy. This ticket entitles passenger to travel in different bus on this day or all the week, it's depend of kind of ticket that you have bought.

This way we can observe different ways to buy a ticket, so we have..

Cash Fares, in this way you buy your fire to the bus driver, who will issue a paper ticket as a receipt. It's recommendable you keep the ticket for the whole trip. When you will need to change buses, or want to make another bus trip within 90 minutes, you should ask the driver for a cash transfer ticket, who transfer to other buses within 90 minute at no extra charge.

Faresaver Tickets, this include the transfer option. Transfer tickets allow you to transfer to other bus services within 90 minutes of first validating your ticket at no extra charge.

Adult Faresaver Tickets, these provide ten individual bus trips that can be used at any time that you need. Faresaver tickets include the transfer option - Transfer tickets allow you to transfer to other bus services within 90 minutes of first validating your ticket at no extra charge.

School Faresaver Tickets, this ticket provides ten individual bus trips that can be used on school days (Monday to Friday) excluding public and school holiday

Costs of the transport

The majority of cities offer special passes which are good value for money. Students can buy passes for just one half of the price by showing their student card.

In Sydney for example, a ticket for 2 zones costs A$ 1,70 for an adult and A$ 0,80 for students. You can also buy weekly passes for 7 days (green travel pass) which gives the right to unlimited trips by bus, train and ferry. The weekly pass costs A$ 40 adult and A$ 20 for each students.

Taxis are expensive the cost changes from $2,50 initially plus A$ 1,50 for every km, that you travelled. In most of Australian cities, you pay usually about A$ 50 between the airport and downtown.

Australia's main urban transport authorities:

Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia Greyhound Australia is the only National Coach company. Servicing over 1,100 destinations Australia wide, they reach many regional areas to connect them to the cities. Greyhound Australia offers Point to Point (express) tickets as well as pre-set Aussie Pass and Kilometre driven Passes.

Website: Greyhound Australia

Premier Motor Service

Premier Motor Service Premier Motor Service makes your trip will be easy and comfortable, operating the most modern fleet of five star luxury coaches, Premier motor Service will get you there in comfort and style. Coaches are seat belt equipped, offer climate controlled air-conditioning, aircraft style recliner seating, panoramic glare free window and on board washroom and toilet.

Website: Premier Motor Service

Transborder Express

Transborder Express Transborder Express is notable for several achievements. Transborder Express is one of the oldest passenger transport businesses in the Canberra Region and the most experienced rail feeder coach operator in Southern New South Wales. In addition to be the most experienced private sector school bus operator in the Canberra Region.

Website: Transborder Express

Sunbus

Sunbus Sunbus is the principal supplier of public transportation on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Sunbus operates from Noosa Heads and Tewantin in the north, and as far south as Caloundra and Landsborough Rail Station. The coastal strip between Caloundra and Noosa Heads is the area covered with the best service.

Website: Sunbus


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