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If it was a yearly myki student pass it should have cost $0.

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  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
I though I was well informed about myki, but didn't know that it was valid on V/line road coaches.
Gauntlet
Only some.  Not on the ones that I use regularly - they were left out when Ted cut back the operational functions to exclude areas past the inter-urban zones.
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
V/Line web page says:

Where can I currently use myki?
myki can be used on:
  • all metropolitan trains, trams and buses within Zones 1 + 2;
  • V/Line trains travelling:
  • Wholly within metropolitan Melbourne Zones 1 + 2 , (between Melbourne and Ardeer, Deer Park, Rockbank, Melton, Diggers Rest, Sunbury, Craigieburn, and Pakenham).
  • On the Geelong line, all stations between and including Melbourne and Marshall.
  • On the Ballarat line, all stations between and including Melbourne and Wendouree.
  • On the Bendigo line, all stations between and including Melbourne and Eaglehawk.
  • On the Seymour line, All stations between and including Melbourne and Seymour.
  • On the Gippsland line, all stations between and including Melbourne and Traralgon.
Regional town buses in Ballarat, Geelong, Bendigo, Seymour and the Latrobe Valley.
myki cannot currently be used on:
  • V/Line train and coach services outside the V/Line commuter station areas (listed above)....
Myki
Link: http://www.vline.com.au/fares-and-tickets/tickets/myki.html

Which means that we have found yet another quirk of Myki and V/Line.
Geelong to Ballarat direct via coach is within the V/Line commuter area but Myki is not valid on the coaches, yet it seems that Myki is valid on the Melbourne - Cowes/Inverloch coach services Confused
And I tried to find the fare for Myki to Cowes on both the Myki web site, and the PTV web site, and couldnt't find anything that came close to giving me an answer.
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
I think perhaps it's valid because the Cowes coach falls within the Gippsland service group as do the related Yarram coaches.  These provide most of the public transport service to Tooraddin which is in Z2.  

The Cowes - Frankston bus does not accept Myki neither does the ferry to Stony Point from which it's only a Z1+2 fare to the City.
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Very interesting, Gwiwer.
The way I see it is, if Myki is valid on the Frankston to Portsea service, then logically it should be valid on the Frankston to Cowes service as well.
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
if Myki is valid on the Frankston to Portsea service, then logically it should be valid on the Frankston to Cowes service as well.
 The Cowes - Frankston bus only runs once every 2 weeks (!!) so while Myki may be introduced on it in the future the last time I spoke with the driver he wasn't aware of being able to accept Myki and - as per the timetable - would only accept pre-booked passengers anyway.  As a public transport asset it's not exactly in the first league nor the most user-friendly of options.  

The 788 Frankston - Portsea bus is rather more frequent.  And since when did logic and public transport co-exist happily?  Wink

Of the few people who might make the trip from Cowes at all often I suspect most would use the ferry and Stony Point train which offer 2 - 4 journey options every day.  V/Line offers the main PT service for all points between Cowes - Tooraddin then continues to Melbourne with Z2 bus connections available at no additional cost (per V/Line ticketing conditions) via Cranbourne or Dandenong for Frankston.

No community is served exclusively by the Cowes - Frankston bus though it is the only service along part of the Baxter - Tooraddin Road.