Start at Belgrave

Whilst you are temporally unable to sit on our carriage ledges, you can still feel part of the environment in the open carriages as you travel through pristine forests and experience the magic of a day at Puffing Billy.  Meet some of the characters of the railway, have your photo taken with the driver and along the way with the scenery of the Dandenong Ranges, feel the excitement as you cross historical timber trestle bridges, and delight in the fresh air and the sound of the whistle echoing through the hills. Remember to wave to every passer-by and get ready to create memories of a special day on board Australia’s favourite steam train, Puffing Billy.

About your journey

Belgrave Station is the headquarters of the Railway, 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 is a minimum of four daily departures from Belgrave Station.

Parking at Belgrave Station these School Holidays:

Parking around Belgrave is limited, so we encourage our patrons to allow plenty of time to find a spot.

Additional parking is available at Mater Christi College between Wednesday 5 December 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019.

Address: 28 Bayview Rd, Belgrave VIC 3160

book your tickets

We allocate a certain number of tickets for each train to online bookings. These can be purchased up until 8 am on the day of travel.

A limited number of tickets are available for sale from our stations on the day; however, these are sold on a first-come-first-served basis for the next available service on the day.




Please read over our tips before visiting Puffing Billy.