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Puffing Billy Steam Train Ticket

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Enjoy a fun day aboard this historic Puffing Billy steam train!

Regardless of your end destination, your day starts at the Puffing Billy railway station in Belgrave. Hop aboard this historic steam train, avoiding the long ticket lines with your pre-secured seats on the train. 

Before long you will be peeking out of the window to admire the most iconic point of the journey - the historic Monbulk Creek Trestle Bridge! 

The train will stop at Emerald Station and you can choose to disembark or continue travelling on to Lakeside Station. If you haven't packed a picnic lunch, don't stress - the Lakeside Tearooms at Lakeside Station have you sorted for all your food needs all your food needs! When you're ready, jump on a returning train to take you back to Belgrave.

If you are choosing to travel on to Gembrook, you'll enjoy a ride of 24 kilometres along Puffing Billy's narrow gauge track. After Lakeside Station, continue on through Wright Forest and out into the open farmlands of Gembrook. The train will stop at Gembrook for 1 hour and 45 minutes so take the chance to stroll through the Gembrook township. Picnic and BBQ facilities are also available in the park adjacent to the station. 

Book your Puffing Billy tour online with us today and enjoy the beautiful forest scenery of the Dandenong ranges aboard this historic steam train!

Main stop stations:

Belgrave Station

Belgrave Station is the start of the line for the Puffing Billy steam train, and is located one hour east of Melbourne, easily accessible by Metro Trains from the city centre.

Lakeside Station

Lakeside Station is located in Emerald Lake Park. You can pack a picnic or purchase lunch from our station kiosk (Lakeside Tearooms). Emerald Lake Park offers BBQ facilities, picnic tables and walking trails.

Gembrook station:

Gembrook Station is the terminal station and 24 kilometres from the Belgrave Station. Trains usually stop for 1 hour and 45 minutes at Gembrook so that you have enough time to visit the Gembrook township. Picnic and BBQ facilities are also available in the park adjacent to the station.

Train journey route

Please click to see Puffing Billy Steam Train timetable.pdf (1 October, 2018 - 30 April, 2019).

Assembling arrangement:
  • Location: Puffing Billy Railway station, 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave

  • By train: Travel to Belgrave Station on the Metro Trains Belgrave Line from Melbourne CBD (approximately 70 minutes)

  • By car: Belgrave Station is approximately a 1 hour drive from Melbourne CBD using the M1

Dining arrangement:

This product does not include meals. Click here to book Puffing Billy Steam and Cuisine Luncheon to experience the grandeur and charm of this steam train journey and enjoy a delicious lunch in the heritage dining carriages!

  • Child ticket: Age 4 - 16 years.

  • Infants aged 0-3 years (not occupying a seat) are free of charge.

  • When returning back to Belgrave or Lakeside, you have the option of travelling on any of our timetabled trains on the same day.

  • Unfortunately there are no toilets available aboard Puffing Billy, however toilets can be found at each main station.

  • Smoking is not permitted on the train, platforms or under any roofed areas.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on trains (except the ones provided on dining cars).

  • Following an incident on 6 March 2018, the practice of allowing passengers to sit on the carriage sides has been temporarily suspended.
  • We strongly advise that you arrive at Belgrave Station at least 45 minutes prior to your train departure time.
  • We recommend you bring a warm jacket during the winter months.

  • We recommend you stop no more than 1.5 hours at each station.

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please print the voucher and present it on the day of the tour.

  • Your tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • No cancellations, refunds or changes can be made prior to the activity.
  • Q:Hi there. I am wanting to book for my little ones upcoming 5th birthday this weekend, and I am just wondering is there a different fare price for someone who holds a Carers card. I receive the Carers pension from Centerlink as my child has autism and Global Developmental Disorder amongst other medical issues, so just thought I would check in first to see if the fare is reduced or I ride free with him? Thanks so much. Tanya :-)
    A:Hi Tanya, Thank you for your question. Firstly, happy birthday to your little son. Child prices for the Puffing Billy Steam Train start for children aged 4 and above and are approximately half the price of adult fares. Given the age of your son, you would have to pay for both a child fare and adult fare. If you have a Companion card you can travel free of charge however the card must be presented on day of travel. Unfortunately the operator does not offer discounts for Carers card holders as far as we are aware. If you want more information, we recommend contacting Puffing Billy Railway directly. Contact details are available on their website here: https://puffingbilly.com.au/contact-puffing-billy/ Kind regards Kootrip Team

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