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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Melbourne Central to Upper Ferntree Gully Belgrave

$3

4 alternative options

Bus, line 732 bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the 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  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne to Sassafras 28.7 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Sassafras 28.7 miles

$4 - $6

Uber  •  40 min

  1. Take an Uber from Melbourne to Sassafras 28.7 miles

$50 - $65

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Sassafras, VIC, Australia?

Metro operates a train from Melbourne to Sassafras hourly. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Sassafras via Box Hill Bus Station/Station St and Upper Ferntree Gully in around 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
Metro
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Melbourne Central to Upper Ferntree Gully
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$4
Daily
$7
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
$4
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$4
Daily
$7
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
Nightrider PTV
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Melbourne Central/Lonsdale St to Box Hill Central/Maroondah Hwy
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$4
Other operators
Uber Melbourne
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Melbourne to Sassafras
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$50 - $65
uberX
$50 - $65
UberSELECT
$70 - $95
uberXL
$70 - $95
UberBLACK
$100 - $140
Taxi from Melbourne to Sassafras
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Sassafras is 35 km. The road distance is 46 km.

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Sassafras is to train which costs $5 and takes 1 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Sassafras is to taxi which takes 40 min and costs $85 - $110.

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Sassafras. However, there are services departing from Swanston St/Lonsdale St and arriving at The Crescent/Mt. Dandenong Tourist Rd via Box Hill Bus Station/Station St and Upper Ferntree Gully. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from Melbourne to Sassafras, including transfers.