Getting to Flemington

Flemington is located 6km north-west of the CBD. View a Google map of Flemington.

It is recommended Members enter Flemington via the Dynon Road - Kensington Road - Hobsons Road route.

Please be aware during Melbourne Cup Carnival: You may experience heavy traffic conditions travelling by car to Flemington via the CBD so please take this into account when planning your journey. Delays in Ascot Vale Road at the railway gates can also be expected due to increased train frequency.

The information below applies for VRC Members at Flemington. For information specific to the general public during Melbourne Cup Carnival, visit our Melbourne Cup Carnival website, and for year-round racing at Flemington, visit our Flemington website

VRC Members' Unreserved Car Park

Members may gain access to the racecourse off Epsom Road, via either Members' Drive or Flemington Drive, providing their current Racing Season Member Car Pass is clearly displayed. Members' vehicles enter free upon production of their current Members Car Park stickers and will be directed to the designated Members Car Park.

During the Melbourne Cup Carnival, access to the Members' Unreserved Car Park will only be via Flemington Drive. 

Obtaining car spaces in the Members' Unreserved Car Park is not guaranteed and is subject to availability. It is recommended that you arrive early on feature racedays, or arrange alternative means of transportation. 

    Public transport options

    Trains

    Fast, frequent trains will run to and from Flemington Racecourse. Special race trains will depart Flinders Street (Platforms 8 & 9), stopping at Southern Cross station (Platform 14) and North Melbourne (Platform 6), then express to Flemington.

    No alcohol is to be taken on the train. Patrons bags will be checked upon entry to the course and any alcohol will be confiscated.

    Make sure you have a valid Myki for your journey. For further enquiries:

    Trams

    Catch the No. 57 tram from the corner of Elizabeth and Flinders streets. Trams stop at Flemington Drive off Epsom Road. 

    Make sure you have a valid Myki for your journey. For further enquiries:

    Buses

    Catch the Route 472 from Williamstown, Footscray or Moonee Ponds and alight on Fisher Parade, near the Riverbank entrance. Catch the Route 404 from Footscray or Moonee Ponds and alight on Smithfield Road. 

    Private buses may drop guests off at the main taxi rank drop-off point then exit via the same route. If remaining at the racecourse, proceed to the designated bus parking area, situated in the main car park. Private buses should enter at Stables Drive (off Smithfield Road).

    Buses dropping off at the Elms / River Precinct must enter at Lynch’s Bridge gate from Smithfield Road / Hobsons Road and proceed to the controlled coach drop-off point.

    Taxis, limousines and hire cars

    Taxis, limousines and hire cars are not permitted entry to the racecourse at Members Drive or Flemington Drive. 

    The main taxi ranks are situated in the main car park (adjacent to the main entry turnstiles) and the designated rank within the VIP car park situated in Leonard Crescent. During the Melbourne Cup Carnival, an additional taxi rank operates within the Elms / River Precinct.

    Helicopters

    Flights depart from Melbourne and land at the helipad/passenger area, at Flemington Racecourse. VIP Lexus courtesy vehicles will then transfer from helipad to main entrance.

    Price guide per person:

    • AAMI Victoria Derby Day or Emirates Melbourne Cup Day - return $480 (inc. GST); one way $270 (inc. GST)
    • Crown Oaks Day or Emirates Stakes Day - return $410 (inc. GST); one way $270 (inc. GST)

    Kids fly free on Emirates Stakes Day! Children 14 and under fly for free on Emirates Stakes Day when accompanied by a parent or adult. Limit one free ticket per full fare adult ticket. 

    For more information, contact our exclusive helicopter provider, Melbourne Cup Helicopters on 1300 724 927.

    Ferries

    Ferry services for exclusive groups operate from the city centre to Flemington along the Maribyrnong River. For all information, contact City River Cruises on (03) 9650 2214.  

    For private berthing information, contact Parks Victoria on (03) 9426 4666.

    Park and ride

    Undercover parking is available at Docklands Stadium on all four days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Racegoers can then walk to Southern Cross Station to catch a train to Flemington. 

    Travelling from the airport

    The SkyBus express service operates between the city centre and Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine). They operate 24/7 including all public holidays. The SkyBus offers a Hotel Transfer Service from their Southern Cross station city terminal to your hotel, using their fleet of mini buses. For more information, contact the Skybus team or view their website to book online.

    A taxi from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Flemington will cost approximately $35-$40.