Visiting Melbourne? Download these apps

Public transport

 

Moovit is by far the best app for navigating your way around Melbourne on public transport. Simply choose your origin and destination, what time you would like to either leave or arrive and in addition to showing you tram, train and bus options, the app includes a live map of your journey. It will display where you are on a map, which stop you are currently approaching and will send you a notification when you need the next stop.


You will need to purchase a physical MYKI card to travel on public transport. 


Taxi

 
 
 
 

UBER is a ride share and private car service that is less expensive, more reliable and more friendly than a taxi. UBERx fares in Melbourne are (as of July 2016):

Base Fare: A$2
Per Minute: A$0.32
Per Km: A$1
Cancellation Fee: A$10
Service Fees: A$0
Minimum Fare: A$6

(Source: http://uberestimate.com/prices/Melbourne)

To get an UBER from Melbourne Airport, drop the UBERx pickup pin in a surrounding street outside the airport exclusion zone. Then, immediately call your driver and 1) tell him which passenger bay you are standing at and 2) find out the colour of the car. Remember to treat them as a friend, not a driver when being pickup at the airport. For example, shake their hand and sit in the front seat - not the back by yourself. 


13CABS is a taxi booking service. Call 13 22 27, book online or download their app. Taxi's are very expensive in Melbourne.

Flag fall: A$4.20
Per Minute: A$0.56.8
Per Km: A$1.622
Booking Fee: A$2
+ Overnight and peak rate surcharges

(Source: http://www.13cabs.com.au/index.php?ca=website.taxi_prices)

Food and alcohol delivery

Menulog allows you to order food online from local restaurants for delivery or pickup. 


Tipple allows you to order alcohol online and have it delivered within 60 minutes.


Bars and entertainment

Closest Beer uses your current location to help you find your closest bar, liquor store or nightclub. 

 

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