Puffing Billy Railway

Tours & Activities


Phone: 03 9757 0700

Step into a timeless world of wonder with Australia’s favourite steam train, located in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges, one-hour east of Melbourne.


Built in 1900 to serve the local communities that lived in the hills, carrying anything from passengers to timber, livestock, potatoes and plants, the Railway is now a major tourist attraction that invites visitors to come and experience a century old tradition every day of the year, except Christmas Day, thanks to the tireless efforts of more than 600 volunteers.

Take in the magic of steam train travel from the moment you arrive, with the sight of the historic locomotives being prepared for departure at the station, the smell of steam billowing out of the vessel’s chimney and the evocative sound of the train’s whistle.

Before long, our friendly conductors will help you on board the open-sided carriages for a serene ride over the hills, across the iconic timber trestle bridges, down the valley and into the forest on the original mountain track between Belgrave and Gembrook.

  • Entertainment for the whole family
  • Starts at Belgrave or Lakeside Stations
  • Lunch and Picnic Packs available for purchase with your tickets
  • Special events
  • Merchandise, Food and Beverages available
  • Wheelchair Accessible (ramp to access train)
  • Accessible Toilets & Parking (at most stations)
  • Certified assistance dogs welcome

Location: Puffing Billy is located in the Dandenong Ranges, only 40km or one hour east of Melbourne. Getting to us is easy on public transport, by car or as part of a day tour from Melbourne.

Fares and Timetables

Map & Directions

1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, Australia 3160