Melbourne's efficient public transport system, known as The Met,
is an integrated service utilising trams, trains and buses, with
standard fares. The best way to see the city and central suburbs is
by tram, a fast, cheap and convenient system that is one of the
largest and oldest in the world. City Circle trams, which provide a
commentary, are a very convenient way to tour the city centre,
providing a free round trip service that takes in many of the
city's main attractions. The suburban train network is extensive
and is the fastest way to reach outlying suburbs, and also has an
underground city loop.
Buses cover the areas that trams and trains don't reach, as well as those they do, but are little used by visitors; on weekends there is a limited night bus service. Taxis, highly visible in bright yellow, are numerous but expensive. Car hire companies are available throughout the city, but if driving in the city beware of the unusual hook turn where drivers must get into the far left hand lane in order to turn right and vice versa.
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