Puffing Billy's trains all commence their journey in Belgrave, which is located one hour east of Melbourne and accessible by Metro Trains from the city centre.
Visit the refreshment room for souvenirs, food and beverages. The Belgrave township is only a short walk away and has an abundance of shopping and dining options.
There are a minimum of four daily departures from Belgrave station.
During busy times, trains from Belgrave will fill very quickly.
This applies to both online bookings as well as tickets sold on the day of travel from the Belgrave booking office.
Therefore, it can be a good idea to drive to Lakeside station (located in Emerald Lake Park) and start your journey there instead. Lakeside is a 20 minute drive from Belgrave.
Online bookings are available for return journeys from Belgrave to Lakeside station and Gembrook station.