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

A limited number of tickets are available for sale from our stations on the day. Tickets can be purchased on the day from any station from either the Booking Office or the Conductor. 

Puffing Billy is very popular, we encourage our passengers to arrive at your preferred station at least 45 minutes prior to purchase tickets for the next available service on the day.

Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Depending on the time of year, these tickets may sell out very quickly, for instance during school holidays and weekends.

*Prices below are effective between Monday 15th July 2019 to Sunday 28th June 2020.

Single JourneyAdultConcessionChild (4-16 years)Family (1A+4C)Family (2A+4C)
Belgrave to Emerald or Lakeside$37.00$30.00$19.00N/AN/A
Emerald or Lakeside to Gembrook$37.00$30.00$19.00N/AN/A
Belgrave to Gembrook$53.00$42.00$26.00N/AN/A
Return JourneyAdultConcessionChild (4-16 years)Family (1A+4C)Family (2A+4C)
Belgrave to Emerald or Lakeside$61.00$48.00$31.50$114.00$122.00
Emerald or Lakeside to Gembrook$61.00$48.00$31.50$114.00$122.00
Belgrave to Gembrook$78.50$62.00$39.50$147.00$157.00

*Family tickets are valid for 1 Adult & up to 4 Children, or 2 Adults & up to 4 Children.
*Concession fares are available to Australian bearers of Health Care, Student, Seniors, Companion or Pensioner card.
*Children under 4 years of age, not occupying a seat, are carried free.

  • No Single Journey tickets can be purchased online.
  • Single Journey fares can only be purchased on the day of travel onsite.
  • No online tickets can be sold for Return Journey fares from Belgrave to Menzies Creek and Menzies Creek to Emerald/Lakeside.