Question without notice....
I am not sure if this has been covered before, but I have a query regarding the Geelong Ballarat road coach service and Myki.
I am aware that both Geelong and Ballarat have gone 'live' with Myki on V/Line trains. But in a small number of weeks, I am travelling to Ballarat from Geelong on the coach, and return.
I have a vague idea that Myki is NOT valid on the Geelong Ballarat Coach for the full journey (except in possibly suburban Geelong and suburban Ballarat), but tonight when I had a look at the V/Line reservation section, I checked the fare total, then I read a message at the bottom of the page saying that Myki Pass was available for the service.
The message I got at the bottom of the final page before clicking Buy was:
I am just wondering if Myki Money is available for the coach trip as well, or do I need to buy a paper ticket (in which case, I am happy to buy it online to save time on the day)?
I certainly don't want to be clocking on at Geelong, and clocking off at Ballarat only to find that Myki has charged me for the full rail trip from Geelong to Ballarat via Southern Cross when I could have easily have bought a paper ticket!
It seems as though no-one here knows the answer, so yesterday, when I went to Melbourne for the afternoon, I asked at the Geelong station ticket office, as they said that Myki is NOT valid for travel on the Geelong - Ballarat road coach.
An interesting thing that I have noted on my Myki account, after just checking it a few minutes ago....
In regards to Myki travel on V/Line, yesterday I travelled to Southern Cross from Geelong, and return, on the train.
I touched on at Geelong at 1319hrs (1.19pm) at Geelong, off at Southern Cross at 1430hrs (2.30pm), touched back on at 1508hrs (3.08hrs) and finally off at Geelong at 1658hrs (4.58pm) after having something to eat and a coffee with a mate of mine at Southern Cross, and was only docked $3.85 for the inward bound trip. No-charge was applied to my return trip back to Geelong.
Just wondering why I wasn't charged for the return trip from Melbourne back to Geelong.
(perhaps the return trip is free if done within a certain time limit from when someone last touches off perhaps?)