Route 3/3a

Melbourne University to East Malvern (Route 3)

Melbourne University to East Malvern via St Kilda (Route 3a)

Total distance - 14.9km (Route 3, 12th longest), 16.3km (Route 3a, 8th longest)
Operated by Glenhuntly Depot

Travel information

From Monday to Friday Route 3 travels straight between St Kilda Junction and Carlisle Street, while on weekends Route 3a diverts via Fitzroy Street and St Kilda Beach before rejoining the regular route at Carlisle Street and St Kilda Road.

Route guide (PDF)


East Malvern to Melbourne University

Melbourne University to East Malvern

East Malvern to Melbourne University via St Kilda

Melbourne University to East Malvern via St Kilda

Accessible stops
Stop 1 - Melbourne University
Stop 3 - Lincoln Square
Stop 7 - RMIT University
Stop 8 - Melbourne Central
Stop 10 - Bourke Street and Swanston Street
Stop 11 - City Square/Collins Street
Stop 13 - Federation Square
Stop 14 - Arts Precinct/St Kilda Road
Stop 20 - Domain Interchange
Stop 25 - Commercial Road and St Kilda Road
Stop 27 - High Street and St Kilda Road
Stop 29 - Union Street and St Kilda Road
Stop 31 - Barkly Street and St Kilda Road (Octavia Street)
Stop 32 - Alma Road and St Kilda Road
Stop 33 - Argyle Street and St Kilda Road
Stop 34 - Inkerman Street and St Kilda Road
Stop 35 - Carlisle Street and St Kilda Road

For public transport information call Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 (6am to midnight daily). A free Journey Planner is available on the PTV website.


Waverley and Darling Roads - stop number 64
East Malvern terminus
Darling and East Malvern Railway stations (Glen Waverley line)

Waverley and Dandenong Roads - stop number 59
Monash University - Caulfield campus

Sir John Monash and Derby Roads - stop number 57
Caulfield Railway Station (Frankston, Pakenham and Cranbourne lines)

Normanby Street and Railway Ave - stop number 56
Caulfield Racecourse

Balaclava and Hawthorn Roads - stop number 51
Caulfield Park
St Aloysius Primary School and Church

Change here for:
Route 16 to Kew via Glenferrie Road
Route 64 to East Brighton via Hawthorn Road and Melbourne University via Dandenong Road

Balaclava and Orrong Roads - stop number 43
Labassa historic house
Melbourne Grammar School - Grimwade House

Carlisle Street - stop number 38

Balaclava Railway Station (Sandringham line)

Carlisle and Chapel Streets - stop number 37
St Kilda Parish Mission

Change here for:

Route 78 to North Richmond and Prahran
Route 79 to North Richmond and St Kilda Beach (PM and weekends only)

Carlisle Street - stop number 35
Change here for Route 67 to Carnegie via Glenhuntly Rd.

Carlisle Street - stop number 36
St Kilda Town Hall
St Kilda Library

Change here for Route 16 to Melbourne University via St Kilda Beach and Kew via Glenferrie Road.

Alma Road - Stop number 32
Jewish Museum of Australia

St Kilda Junction (St Kilda and Queens Roads) - stop number 30
Junction Oval
MCC Tennis club

Change here for:
Route 5 to Malvern
Route 16 to Kew via St Kilda Beach
Route 64 to East Brighton

St Kilda Road and High Street - stop number 27
Victorian School for Deaf Children

Change here for Route 6 to Glen Iris via High Street

St Kilda Road and Moubray Street - stop number 26
Wesley College

St Kilda and Commercial Roads - stop number 25
Alfred Hospital
Albert Cricket Ground
Fawkner Park
Parkview Hotel
Italian Consulate

Change here for Route 72 services to Camberwell via Commercial Road, Malvern Rd and Burke Rd

St Kilda Road and Bowen Cres - stop number 21
Melbourne Grammar School

Domain Interchange - stop number 20
Botanical Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance

Change here for:
Route 8 to Toorak via Domain Road and Toorak Road
Route 55 to West Coburg via William Street

St Kilda Road and Dorcas Street - stop number 19
Shrine of Remembrance
Vietnam War Memorial

St Kilda Road and Coventry Street - stop number 18
Government House
Victoria Barracks

St Kilda Road and Grant Street - stop number 17
Sydney Myer Music Bowl
Kings Domain
Sir Edward (Weary) Dunlop Memorial
Victorian College of the Arts
Victoria Police Memorial

St Kilda Road and Southbank Boulevard - stop number 16
Alexandra Gardens
Floral Clock
Queen Victoria Gardens
Victorian College of the Arts

Arts Precinct/St Kilda Road - stop number 14
State Theatre
Melbourne Concert Hall
National Gallery of Victoria - International Collection

Change here for Route 1 to South Melbourne Beach

St Kilda Road/Flinders Street - stop number 13
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Flinders Street Station

Federation Square
Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery of Victoria - Australian Collection
SBS Television and Radio Studios
St Paul's Cathedral

Change here for:
Route 35 - City Circle
Route 70 - Waterfront City Docklands via Flinders Street and Wattle Park via Swan Street
Route 75 - La Trobe/Spencer Street via Flinders Street or Vermont South via Bridge Road

Swanston Street/Collins Street - stop number 11
Athenaeum Theatre
City Square
Melbourne Town Hall
The Regent Theatre
Westin Hotel

Change here for:
Route 48 - to Victoria Harbour Docklands or North Balwyn
Route 109 - to Port Melbourne or Box Hill.
Route 112 - to St Kilda or West Preston.

Swanston Street/Bourke Street - stop number 10
Bourke St Mall - tourist information
Myer and David Jones department stores

Change here for:
Route 86 - to Waterfront City Docklands or Bundoora RMIT via Smith Street
Route 96 - to St Kilda Beach or East Brunswick via Nicholson Street

Swanston Street/Lonsdale Street - stop number 9

Greek precinct
QV Shopping Centre
Lumiere Cinema

Swanston Street/La Trobe Street - stop number 8
Melbourne Central railway station and shopping centre
State Library of Victoria
RMIT University
Old Melbourne Gaol

Change here for:
Route 24 - La Trobe St West End and North Balwyn (peak only)
Route 30 - to Etihad Stadium Docklands and St Vincent's Plaza
Route 35 - City Circle

Swanston Street/Franklin Street - stop number 7
Melbourne Transit Centre

Swanston Street/Victoria Street - stop number 6
Melbourne City Baths
Melbourne Museum
Queen Victoria Market
Royal Exhibition Buildings

Swanston Street/Pelham Street - stop number 3
Lincoln Square
University of Melbourne Law School

Swanston Street/Faraday Street - stop number 1
Melbourne University terminus
Ian Potter Museum of Art
Lygon St café and restaurant precinct
Royal Dental Hospital
University of Melbourne

Change here for:
Route 1 - East Coburg via Lygon Street
Route 8 - Moreland via Lygon Street


City of Melbourne
City of Glen Eira
City of Port Phillip
City of Stonnington
Public Transport Victoria
Wikipedia page

Map 33a

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