Notification

Public transport for January Raceday: Saturday, 20 January 2018

Added: 3 January 2018

And they're off and racing! We'll help you get to Flemington Racecourse for January Raceday on Saturday, 20 January 2018.

Gates open: midday

First race: 1pm

Last race: 5.55pm

Please check the Live travel updates page for notification of any service changes that may affect your journey to and from the event.

Hurstbridge line customers please note: Due to works as part of the Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade, buses will replace train services between Clifton Hill and Greensborough and stations from 8pm Friday 19 January until the last service on Sunday, 21 January 2018. Click here for more information.

Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

Getting to the Racecourse

Services will depart from Southern Cross Station (platform 8) approximately every 20 minutes, stopping at North Melbourne Station (platform 2) then Flemington Racecourse:

  • Between 11.44am and 1.44pm

Services will depart from Southern Cross, running express to Flemington Racecourse:

  • At 5.20pm, 6.04pm, 6.24pm and 6.44pm 

Leaving the Racecourse

Services will depart from Flemington Racecourse Station approximately every 20 minutes, running express to Southern Cross:

  • Between 12.01pm and 2.01pm

Services will depart from Flemington Racecourse Station, stopping at North Melbourne then Southern Cross:

  • At 5pm, 5.40pm, 6.08pm, 6.28pm and 6.48pm

Plan your journey using Journey Planner.

Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

Getting to and from the Racecourse

Customers can catch a Route 57 tram, alighting at Stop 29 Racecourse Road/Flemington Racecourse.

Plan your journey using Journey Planner.

Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

Getting to and from the Racecourse

The following bus route travels close to the Racecourse:

  • Route 404 (Footscray - Moonee Ponds via Newmarket)

Plan your journey using Journey Planner.

Regional train icon Regional train

Getting to the Racecourse

Customers arriving at North Melbourne and Southern Cross stations are advised to change trains and catch a metropolitan Racecourse service.

  • Arriving at Southern Cross Station, change to Platform 8 and catch a Flemington Racecourse service
  • Arriving at North Melbourne Station, change to Platform 2 and catch a Flemington Racecourse service

Refer to the Metropolitan trains section above for service times and platform information.

Leaving the Racecourse

Customers are advised to catch any train from the Racecourse and alight at Southern Cross or North Melbourne stations and change to a regional train.

Refer to the Metropolitan train section above for service times.

Plan your journey using Journey Planner.

Additional information 

  • Please check the Live travel updates page for notification of any service changes that may affect your journey to and from the event.
  • To plan your route, please utilise the PTV Journey planner.
  • Download the free PTV mobile apps for Android and iOS and access public transport information on the go.
  • Customers requiring accessibility information and assistance, see Accessible transport.
  • Customers are advised to top up prior to travelling or to set auto top up so that you never need to top up again. For more information, see top up your myki.
  • For information on ticketing for children and concessions, see Children and Concessions.
  • Customers needing further information or special assistance, please call 1800 800 007 prior to travelling.

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