Melbourne Rent Map: What it costs to rent a near a Melbourne station

on 24 May 2017 by Aaron

If you don’t have a car in Melbourne, living within walking distance of transport can be pretty crucial. But how much would it cost to rent a room close to a train station?


Thankfully, the team at have answered the question with an interactive train map to help sharers reliant on public transport find rooms within budget and reach of the city.

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The map— styled off the familiar train network map— displays the average private room rental for each station in Melbourne based on a 1km radius.

Chief executive officer of, Thomas Clement, said the maps were designed to help those looking for an affordable place close to transport connections.

“A large portion of our users rely on public transport daily to get to work or university, so we wanted to create an easy to use reference for those needing a room in budget and close to a station.”

“The maps also make it easier for sharers to identify where they can save money, for example a room near North Melbourne station is around $50 per week cheaper than one near Southern Cross”.

Of the stations within 10km of the city centre, Essendon was the cheapest to rent a room near with an average room rent of just $172 per week.

Thornbury and Spotswood stations rounded out the cheapest three with average room rents of $178 and $200 per week, respectively.

Overall, renting a room near Southern Cross Station was by far the most expensive in Melbourne with an average of $326 per week, while the cheapest was Somerville Station at just $120 per week.

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Data calculated using private room listings within 1km of each train stop on the site six months prior to April 7 where that station had more than ten listings.

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