There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Belgrave Belgrave

$3

4 alternative options

Line 302 bus, line 732 bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 302 bus from Swanston St/Lonsdale St to Box Hill Bus Station/Station St 302
  2. Take the line 732 bus from Box Hill Bus Station/Station St to Upper Ferntree Gully 732

$3

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway 26.5 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway 26.5 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  36 min

  1. Take an Uber from Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway 26.5 miles

$45 - $60

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway. However, there are services departing from Swanston St/Lonsdale St and arriving at Belgrave via Box Hill Bus Station/Station St and Upper Ferntree Gully. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Flinders Street and arriving at Belgrave. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 16 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Puffing Billy Railway is 36 km. The road distance is 42.4 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway without a car is to train which takes 1 h 19 min and costs .

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The train from Flinders Street to Belgrave takes 1 h 16 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway bus services, operated by Metropolitan buses, depart from Swanston St/Lonsdale St station.

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Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway train services, operated by Metro, depart from Flinders Street station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway is to train which takes 1 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 302 bus and line 732 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 36 min.

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Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway bus services, operated by Metropolitan buses, arrive at Upper Ferntree Gully station.

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Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway train services, operated by Metro, arrive at Belgrave station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway.
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  • Distance: 22.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 19 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Puffing Billy Railway, VIC, Australia?

Metro operates a train from Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway via Box Hill Bus Station/Station St, Upper Ferntree Gully, and Belgrave in around 2 h 36 min.

Train operators
Metro
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Flinders Street to Belgrave
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Bus operators
Metropolitan buses
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Swanston St/Lonsdale St to Box Hill Bus Station/Station St
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Bus from Box Hill Bus Station/Station St to Upper Ferntree Gully
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$0
Daily
$0
Other operators
Uber Melbourne
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$45 - $60
UberX
$45 - $60
Select
$65 - $85
UberXL
$65 - $85
Black
$90 - $120
Taxi from Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway is 42 km. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Melbourne to Puffing Billy Railway.

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