Notification

Public transport for the Royal Melbourne Show: Saturday 23 September - Tuesday 3 October 2017

Added: 6 September 2017

We're running extra trams and trains to get customers to all the fun and excitement of the Royal Melbourne Show!

Extra services will run to and from the Melbourne Showgrounds on the following days:

To show you the closest modes of transport and walking times from transport hubs to and from the Showgrounds, download our Flemington precinct map:

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

Take V/Line to the Royal Melbourne Show

V/Line customers with tickets for the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show are entitled to travel Economy OFF PEAK return for just $15.00 from any V/Line location in Victoria.

To get the special fare customers must travel with a V/Net ticket and cannot use their myki. The Special Event fare also includes free metropolitan travel on trains, trams and buses to get to and from the Show.

To find out more visit V/Line's website here.  

Plan your journey on V/Line using Journey Planner.

Saturday 23 September – Sunday 24 September 2017

Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

To the Showgrounds

The first train will depart Flinders Street Station (Platforms 8 and 9) at 9.05am, stopping at Southern Cross (Platform 14) and North Melbourne (Platform 6) stations, then running express to Melbourne Showgrounds, arriving at 9.21am.

Train services from Flinders Street to Showgrounds will then operate:

  • 9.05am – 6pm: every 10 minutes
  • 6.21pm – 10.09pm: every 15-20 minutes

From the Showgrounds

Train services from the Showgrounds to Flinders Street will operate:

  • 9.29am - 6.10pm: every 10 minutes
  • 6.10pm - 10.15pm: every 15-20 minutes

The last train will depart the Showgrounds at 10.15pm.

Plan your journey using Journey Planner.

    Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

    Four additional trams will operate on Route 57 (West Maribyrnong – Flinders Street Station) from 9am until 10pm.

    Please note: Tram stop 33 has been permanently closed due to crowding issues. Customers are advised to alight at Stop 32 (Epsom Road/Sandown Road) and walk approximately 400 metres to the main entrance (Gate 1).

    Customer service staff will be located at the Elizabeth Street and Melbourne Showgrounds stops to assist customers.

    Service frequencies:

    • Saturday: every 8 minutes
    • Sunday: every 8 minutes

    Plan your journey using Journey Planner.

    Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

    Getting to and from the Showgrounds

    The following bus route travels close to the Showgrounds:

    • Route 404 (Footscray - Moonee Ponds via Newmarket)
    • Route 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds via Footscray)

    Customers can catch buses from Footscray Station and alight at Langs Road/Showgrounds.

    Plan your journey using Journey Planner.

    Monday 25 September – Thursday 28 September 2017

    Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

    To the Showgrounds:

    The first train will depart Flinders Street Station (Platforms 8 and 9) at 9.08am, stopping at Southern Cross (Platform 14) and North Melbourne (Platform 6) stations, then running express to Melbourne Showgrounds, arriving at 9.21am.

    Train services from Flinders Street to the Showgrounds will then operate:

    • 9.08am – 11.23am: every 10 minutes
    • 11.39am – 9.55pm: every 15 to 20 minutes

    From the Showgrounds:

    Train services from the Showgrounds to Flinders Street will operate:

    • 9.26am – 11.23am: every 10 to 15 minutes
    • 12.08pm – 10.04pm: every 10 to 20 minutes

    The last train to depart the Showgrounds will be at 10.04pm.

    Please note: Due to the VRC Preview Race Day on Wednesday 27 September, Showgrounds trains from Flinders Street will continue on to Flemington Racecourse between 11.23am and 6.28pm. Showgrounds trains to Flinders Street will originate at Flemington Racecourse between 11.46am and 6.58pm. More information on race day services can be found here.

      Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

      Four additional trams will operate on Route 57 (West Maribyrnong – Flinders Street Station) from 9am until 10pm.

      Please note: Tram stop 33 has been permanently closed due to crowding issues. Customers are advised to alight at Stop 32 (Epsom Road/Sandown Road) and walk approximately 400 metres to the main entrance (Gate 1).

      Customer service staff will be located at the Elizabeth Street and Melbourne Showgrounds stops to assist customers.

      Service frequencies:

      • Weekdays: every 6 minutes

      Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

      Getting to and from the Showgrounds

      The following bus route travels close to the Showgrounds:

      • Route 404 (Footscray - Moonee Ponds via Newmarket)
      • Route 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds via Footscray)

      Customers can catch buses from Footscray Station and alight at Langs Road/Showgrounds.

      Plan your journey using Journey Planner.

      Friday 29 September 2017

      Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

      To the Showgrounds

      The first train will depart Flinders Street Station (Platforms 8 and 9) at 9.05am, stopping at Southern Cross (Platform 14) and North Melbourne (Platform 6) stations, then running express to Melbourne Showgrounds, arriving at 9.21am.

      Train services from Flinders Street to the Showgrounds will then operate:

      • 9.07am – 5.50pm: every 10 minutes
      • 5.50pm – 10.09pm: every 15 minutes

      From the Showgrounds

      Train services from the Showgrounds to Flinders Street will operate:

      • 9.29am - 6.10pm: every 10 minutes
      • 6.10pm - 10.15pm: every 15 minutes

      The last train will depart the Showgrounds at 10.15pm.

      Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

      Four additional trams will operate on Route 57 (West Maribyrnong – Flinders Street Station) from 9am until 10pm.

      Please note: Tram stop 33 has been permanently closed due to crowding issues. Customers are advised to alight at Stop 32 (Epsom Road/Sandown Road) and walk approximately 400 metres to the main entrance (Gate 1).

      Customer service staff will be located at the Elizabeth Street and Melbourne Showgrounds stops to assist customers.

      Service frequencies:

      • Every 8 minutes (due to the Grand Final Eve public holiday)

      Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

      Getting to and from the Showgrounds

      The following bus route travels close to the Showgrounds:

      • Route 404 (Footscray - Moonee Ponds via Newmarket)
      • Route 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds via Footscray)

      Customers can catch buses from Footscray Station and alight at Langs Road/Showgrounds.

      Plan your journey using Journey Planner.

      Saturday 30 September – Sunday 1 October 2017

      Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

      To the Showgrounds

      The first train will depart Flinders Street Station (Platforms 8 and 9) at 9.05am, stopping at Southern Cross (Platform 14) and North Melbourne (Platform 6) stations, then running express to Melbourne Showgrounds, arriving at 9.21am.

      Train services from Flinders Street to the Showgrounds will then operate:

      • 9.07am – 11.30am every 10 minutes
      • 11.45am – 10.16pm every 15 to 20 minutes

      From the Showgrounds

      Train services from the Showgrounds to Flinders Street will operate:

      • 9.28am - 11.49am every 10 minutes
      • 12.05pm - 10.17pm every 15 to 20 minutes

      The last train will depart the Showgrounds at 10.17pm.

      Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

      Four additional trams will operate on Route 57 (West Maribyrnong – Flinders Street Station) from 9am until 10pm.

      Please note: Tram stop 33 has been permanently closed due to crowding issues. Customers are advised to alight at Stop 32 (Epsom Road/Sandown Road) and walk approximately 400 metres to the main entrance (Gate 1).

      Customer service staff will be located at the Elizabeth Street and Melbourne Showgrounds stops to assist customers.

      Service frequencies:

      • Saturday: every 8 minutes
      • Sunday: every 8 minutes

      Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

      Getting to and from the Showgrounds

      The following bus route travels close to the Showgrounds:

      • Route 404 (Footscray - Moonee Ponds via Newmarket)
      • Route 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds via Footscray)

      Customers can catch buses from Footscray Station and alight at Langs Road/Showgrounds.

      Plan your journey using Journey Planner.

      Monday 2 October – Tuesday 3 October 2017

      Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

      To the Showgrounds

      The first train will depart Flinders Street Station Platforms 8 and 9) at 9.08am, stopping at Southern Cross (Platform 14) and North Melbourne (Platform 6) stations, then running express to Melbourne Showgrounds, arriving at 9.21am.

      Train services from Flinders Street to the Showgrounds will then operate:

      • 9.08am – 11.23am: every 10 minutes
      • 11.39am – 9.55pm: every 15 to 20 minutes

      From the Showgrounds:

      Train services from the Showgrounds to Flinders Street will operate:

      • 9.26am – 11.23am: every 10 to 15 minutes
      • 12.08pm – 10.04pm: every 10 to 20 minutes

      The last train to depart the Showgrounds will be at 10.04pm.

          Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

          Four additional trams will operate on Route 57 (West Maribyrnong – Flinders Street Station) from 9am until 10pm.

          Please note: Tram stop 33 has been permanently closed due to crowding issues. Customers are advised to alight at Stop 32 (Epsom Road/Sandown Road) and walk approximately 400 metres to the main entrance (Gate 1).

          Customer service staff will be located at the Elizabeth Street and Melbourne Showgrounds stops to assist customers.

          Service frequencies:

          • Weekdays: every 6 minutes

          Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

          Getting to and from the Showgrounds

          The following bus route travels close to the Showgrounds:

          • Route 404 (Footscray - Moonee Ponds via Newmarket)
          • Route 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds via Footscray)

          Customers can catch buses from Footscray Station and alight at Langs Road/Showgrounds.

          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 auto 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 (6am to midnight daily) prior to travelling.

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