GTOLandscape__9029056_BC01_Train_in_Autumn.jpg
Family in carriage
Three course meal
Puffling Billy Steam Railway
Aboard the Dinner & Dance Train
GTOLandscape__9029474_BC01_Trestle_Bridge.JPG
Thomas hauling the train

Puffing Billy Steam Railway

Address: 1 Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave, Victoria 3160

Phone: 03 9757 0700  |  Fax: 03 9757 0705  

Email: info@pbr.org.au
Web: puffingbilly.com.au

Book now

Enjoy a ride on Puffing Billy Steam Railway, Australia's oldest steam railway and one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. Travel 24 kilometres through the beautiful forests and fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave.

Puffing Billy is the last of the experimental narrow-gauge railway lines built at the turn of the 20th century, and easily accessible by public transport from Melbourne. Tours are offered by all major day tour operators.

The open-sided carriages are the best way to see the stunning views. You can catch the train at any of the stations along the way, or watch the train go by from one of the stations' refreshment rooms.

How about sampling one of the 'Wine and Dine' options? Travel in the heritage enclosed dining carriages onboard the daily 'Steam and Cuisine Luncheon Train'. Savour three courses or graze over a Natter Platter. Alternatively, travel on the 'Dinner and Dance Train', available on selected Friday and Saturday evenings.

Special events coming up at Puffing Billy Steam Railway: A day out with Thomas in Autumn and Spring. Experience a steam train ride with 'Thomas the Tank Engine' and 'Diesel' and enjoy the 'Thomas and Fat Controller' pantomime along with other activities at Puffing Billy's Emerald Town Station, bookings are essential.

Themed night trains include Murder on the Puffing Billy Express and Jazz on Puffing Billy Railway.

For further details and dates please visit the website.

Content: Puffing Billy Steam Railway

Cost

TypeValid fromValid toEntry cost($)

Belgrave to Lakeside

Adult return

28/06/1426/06/15$49.00

Belgrave to Lakeside

Family Return (two adults and up to four children)

28/06/1426/06/15$99.00

Belgrave to Gembrook

Adult return

28/06/1426/06/15$65.00

Belgrave to Gembrook

Family Return (two adults and up to four children)

28/06/1426/06/15$131.00

Murder on the Puffing Billy Express

Including a three course dinner

01/07/1326/06/15$112.00

Jazz on Puffing Billy Railway

Includes three course dinner

01/07/1326/06/15$99.00

Steam and Cuisine Luncheon Train

Three course menu

28/06/1426/06/15$95.00

Steam and Cuisine Luncheon Train

Natter Platter

28/06/1426/06/15$72.00

Dinner and Dance Train

Includes a three course dinner

28/06/1426/06/15$93.00

Off The Rails Comedy Train

Includes three course dinner

19/07/1418/10/14$99.00

Payment methods accepted

EFTPOS  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

Bookings are essential for all dining trains and special events. Special dietary requirements are available with 72 hours prior notice. If a cancellation is received within five working days of travel for the 'Steam and Cuisine Luncheon Train', no refund will be given. If a cancellation is received within 21 working days of travel for the 'Dinner and Dance Train' as well as themed night trains, no refund will be given. No refund is given for online bookings.

Local directions

Melway Map Reference: 75 F10. The Puffing Billy is located 40 kilometres East of Melbourne. It is accessible via public transport. Go to the end of the Belgrave line, the Puffing Billy Steam Railway start is opposite Belgrave Station.

Facilities

  • Kiosk
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Restaurant - licensed
  • Sheltered area

Activities

  • Train ride

Opening hours

For daily timetable, please visit the website.

Memberships

  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Inbound Tour Operators Association
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria

Disabled access

Contact operator for further details.

On the Web

How to get here