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Public Transport report that due to maintenance work on structures and facilities, electrical networks and signalling, buses will replace train services between Ringwood and Belgrave/Lilydale stations from approximately 1am on Saturday 12 August until the last service on Sunday, 13 August 2017. Please note that this may increase your journey by up to 35 minutes. Click here for more information.

Travel to Belgrave from Melbourne CBD on the Metro Trains Belgrave Line (70 mins approx).

Upon arrival to Belgrave, follow the blue line painted on the platform to Puffing Billy. For public transport updates call 1800 800 007 or use the Journey Planner to prepare for your trip.

A full list of Live travel updates can be found on the Public Transport Victoria website.


PLEASE NOTE: Puffing Billy travels through the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne (sometimes referred to as 'The Dandeongs'). Please note that Dandenong Railway Station is NOT situated in the Dandenong Ranges.

Day Out With Thomas and the Santa Specials both take place at Gembrook station, not Belgrave where most Puffing Billy trains commence. For more information visit the Day Out With Thomas page or the Santa Special page


To travel on public transport in Melbourne, you will need a myki card, which is a durable smartcard that stores value and can be used over and over again.

International and interstate visitors coming to Victoria can buy a myki Explorer pack which includes a myki card, enough travel for one day in Zone 1 and 2 as well as discount offers at 15 Melbourne and regional attractions including Puffing Billy. 

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