Public Transport

Train Services

The City of Bayside is served by two rail lines; the Sandringham line which extends into the northern and central parts of the municipality and the Frankston line, which runs through and along the border with Kingston and Glen Eira council’s to the east. There are six stations on the Sandringham line and three on the Frankston line that serve Bayside residents:

Sandringham line
(City to Sandringham - Sandringham to City):                                                                    
Frankston line
(City to Frankston -Frankston to City):                                                                 
Weekday Train Frequency: 10 minutes during peak hours and 15 minutes at other times. After 9pm every 20 minutes.
Weekend Train Frequency: Every 20 minutes.                                           
Weekday Train Frequency: At least every 10 minutes between 7.30am – 7.30pm. After 7.30pm every 20 minutes.
Weekend Train Frequency: Every 10 minutes between 9.30am and 6.30pm.  After 6.30pm every 30 minutes.                                
Gardenvale (Zone 1) Moorabbin (adjacent to municipal boundary) (Zone 2)  
North Brighton (Zone 1 & 2)  Highett (Zone 2) 
Middle Brighton (Zone 1 & 2)  Cheltenham (Zone 2) 
Brighton Beach  (Zone 1&2)   
Hampton (Zone 2)   
Sandringham (Zone 2) 

View and download a map of the metropolitan train network

Bus Services

There are currently 16 bus services which operate in Bayside many of which connect with train stations. View information on those bus services that operate in Bayside, together with the areas they serve

NightRider Bus

The NightRider is a late night bus service that offers a safe and affordable way of getting home on a Saturday or Sunday morning. NightRider buses leave from several locations in the CBD. Passengers can use a valid Myki card to travel on any of the NightRider buses.

NightRider Route 970 serves Bayside and operates from Melbourne’s CBD via St Kilda and Nepean Highway. Those major bus stops along the route serving Bayside include:

  • Glen Huntly Road / Nepean Highway (Gardenvale);
  • Hawthorn Road / Nepean Highway (Brighton and Brighton East);
  • Moorabbin Town Hall / Nepean Highway (Hampton East); and
  • Goulburn Street / Nepean Highway (Cheltenham).

Further information on the NightRider bus services

Tram Services

The north-east of the municipality is served by tram route 64 which operates between Hawthorn Road, Brighton East, and Melbourne University. Although route 67 operates between the City of Glen Eira and Melbourne University, it serves a small catchment of Bayside residents in the north-east of the municipality.

Route – 64: Brighton East to Melbourne University

follows the following roads                                                                    
Route – 67: Carnegie to Melbourne University

follows the following roads                                                                  
Commences at Hawthorn Road, East Brighton  Commences at Glen Huntly Road, Carnegie 
Dandenong Road  Brighton Road 
St Kilda Road  St Kilda Road 
Swanston Street  Swanston Street 
Ends at Melbourne University  Ends at Melbourne University 

Planning your journey and timetables

The Public Transport Victoria (PTV) journey planner can be used to instantly provide the best public transport options for your trip. Simply select your origin, destination and time of travel and let the journey planner do the rest. It includes information on the train, tram or bus service that you should use, the length of time that your journey will take, including walking time between destinations if necessary.

Visit the PTV website to plan your trip or to view the timetables for metropolitan trains, buses and tram services.

Travel Tips - Fares and ticketing

Myki is Melbourne’s reusable smart card ticketing system that is easy to use and is the only way to travel on trains, buses and trams in Zones 1 and 2.

  • Simply top up before your journey with either myki money or myki pass
  • With myki money you ’pay as you go’ while myki pass is suitable if you travel regularly
  • Myki cards can be purchased and topped up at nearly 800 retailers including all 7-Eleven stores and the ticket office window at staffed train stations
  • Myki machines are located at all train stations and major bus and tram interchanges and can be used to top up
  • Myki’s can now also be topped up on board buses up to a maximum of $20
  • Touch on and touch off at a myki reader as you travel

Find out more about how to purchase, top up and use myki

Bayside Public Transport Maps

For local information about trains, buses and trams within Bayside see our TravelSmart map or the PTV map of Bayside

Providing feedback on public transport issues

The Public Transport Ombudsman (PTO) Ltd is a free, confidential and impartial alternative dispute resolution scheme available to people who use or are affected by public passenger transport services, or related activities of public transport in Victoria.

Ph: 1800 466 865
Website: Public Transport Ombudsman

Page last updated: 24 Mar 2014

Timetables for travelling in Bayside