Southern Cross Station

Southern Cross Station
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Melbourne is served by many different forms of public transport; including buses, trams, taxis and trains. However, the railway system is the most convenient and popular mode of transportation in the city.

The city features a few large railways stations, with the Southern Cross Station a major, and perhaps the most important, railway station in Victoria. Southern Cross Station connects many points within the Melbourne CBD and surrounding suburbs, as well as other prime locations in country Victoria.

Southern Cross Station, Melbourne Car Parking Map & Shops

Southern Cross Station has always been a prime part of the city. The station was significantly redeveloped and brought in many changes that included a range of shops and restaurants (it was originally known as Spencer Street Station). The station not only provides fast rail transfers to many regional Victorian stations, but also offers taxi and bus transfers bound to many locations throughout Melbourne, including the Melbourne Airport.

Southern Cross also has a discount shopping centre right next door with more than 100 shops, clothes and specialty stores. There is also a supermarket, a few restaurants and bars.

Tourists to Melbourne should consider taking a train to the city’s most prominent locations. As this station serves both inter-city and outer suburbs, commuters can travel to any destination from Southern Cross station. You will also find skybus transfer to the Tullamarine Airport and many other prime locations.

Customers can access the platforms of Southern Cross Station only with the purchase of a Myki Card (or a paper ticket for some regional services). This is a reusable smart card which you can load with cash to travel on Melbourne’s train, tram and bus networks. You can get a Myki from Southern Cross Station ticket machines or from the customer service counter. Your Myki card needs be “touched on” at the machines stationed at the entrance to Southern Cross Station in order to access the platforms and “touched off” after exiting the train after alighting at your destination.

The station offers a number of public amenities; including restrooms, showers, stroller hire, an information centre, as well as accommodation within walking distance.

Southern Cross Station Information

Collins Street/Spencer Street,
Melbourne, VIC
 Operating Hours:
24 hours
Phone: (03) 9670 2072
Email: [email protected]

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    • Hi John,

      If you are in the city on a Friday or Saturday night, your options will open up, as many car parking places in Melbourne close at midnight during weeknights. So if you stay in a non-24hr carpark on a week night, you may find yourself paying a cheap $10 fee for the first night, but then $40 for the next morning, even if you leave by 9am. So caution is advised.

      I have attached links to the search functions for the two major operators in the CBD. Just make sure you select evening/overnight parking and check the time that it permits you to leave the next day. Often, booking online in advance will give you a cheaper rate. But this is only good if you know the time of your arrival and departure.
      1. Wilson Carparking
      2. Secure Carparking