Getting To The Festival | St Kilda Festival
Getting to St Kilda Festival

Getting To The Festival

Plan Ahead

  • Allow extra time for your journey as large crowds will be flocking to St Kilda 
  • Save time on the day and top up your myki in advance 
  • Read about all the road closures that are in place on Festival Sunday
  • Think ahead and find out when your last train, tram or bus leaves St Kilda so you can get home 
  • For public transport information, call Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 or visit ptv.vic.gov.au

Public transport is the best way to travel to the St Kilda Festival. Just look at all these options to get you right to the heart of the action. 

Trams

Check out this map of tram services to get you to and from St Kilda Festival. 

From Southern Cross Station:
Extra trams will operate every few minutes as Route 12a or 96a departing in Spencer Street from Stop 122 Southern Cross Station, Collins Street. This will be an accessible service.

From Flinders Street Station or Melbourne Central Station:
Extra trams will operate every few minutes as Route 16a departing in Swanston Street from Stop 8 Melbourne Central Station or Stop 13 Flinders Street Station.

Service changes will apply on some routes due to road closures.
Route 5: from 4pm to last tram, trams will operate between Malvern Road & Stop 38 Orrong Rd.
Routes 6 and 72: trams will operate between the south eastern suburbs and Stop 14 Arts Precinct.
Route 8: trams will operate in sections with no trams between Stop 14 Arts Precinct and Stop 8 Melbourne Central Station. Use other trams to connect.
Route 12: trams will operate between St Kilda/Fitzroy Street and Southern Cross Station. Victoria Street/Collins Street customers can connect using Route 109 trams.
Route 16: trams will operate between Melbourne University and Stop 30 St Kilda Junction. Extra trams will operate between Kew and Stop 32 Havelock St near Luna Park.
Route 96: from 4.30am to last tram, trams will operate between East Brunswick and Stop 132 St Kilda Station. During these changes, trams will operate to high frequency & may not arrive at the scheduled time.

Buses

  • Bus routes 246, 600, 606, 623 or 922 will get you to the festival. See our St Kilda Festival website and app for information on bus stop locations.
  • Route 606 will run between Port Melbourne and the corner of Park and Mary Streets, St Kilda. If you’re travelling from Elsternwick, catch a Route 67 tram or Route 246 bus.

Trains

Catch a train on the Sandringham line, get off at Balaclava Station and change for tram Routes 3a, 16a, or walk along Carlisle Street. Or from Windsor Station, take a Route 78 tram along Chapel Street and get off at Carlisle Street, or take routes 5 or 64 along Dandenong Road and get off at St Kilda Junction.

From Elsternwick Station, take a Route 67 tram to Carlisle Street or a Route 246 bus running approximately every 20 minutes between Elsternwick Station and Punt Road/Union Street.

Service Disruptions

  • Frankston Line: Buses will replace trains between Moorabbin to Mordialloc Stations which may increase your journey by up to 25 minutes. More information.
  • Cranbourne/Pakenham Line: Buses will replace trains between Oakleigh and Dandenong Stations which may increase your journey by up to 45 minutes. More Information.

Accessible Transport Information

To find out which stops are accessible for mobility aids on your tram route, visit the accessible transport section on the Public Transport Victoria website at ptv.vic.gov.au.

All bus routes, including the 246 shuttle service, will be utilising accessible, low floor buses.

For train, tram and bus information call Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 (6am - midnight) or visit ptv.vic.gov.au

Ride Your Bike

The best route to take if you are heading from the city is along the Bay Trail or via Cowderoy St and entering Catani Gardens at Pier Road to get to the Catani Gardens Roll Up Bicycle Valet were you can park your bike for free. If you’re heading from the east or south come along Barkly or Mitford St and down Blessington St and onto the Bay Trail to get to the Luna Park Roll Up Bicycle Valet.

Please remember for the safety of everyone that you can’t ride your bike on closed roads.

Roll Up Bicycle Valet

If you’re heading from the east or south come along Barkly or Mitford Street and down Blessington Street and onto the Bay Trail to get to the Luna Park Roll Up Bicycle Valet. Please remember for the safety of everyone that you can’t ride your bike on closed roads.

Temporary Taxi Ranks

In 2017 there will be two temporary taxi ranks at the festival site. One will be located on Lakeside Drive (opposite Village Green Drive). The other temporary taxi rank will be located on Shakespeare Grove. Taxi ranks will operate from 10am to midnight and are the best places to get a taxi as they staffed and well lit. Remember the Festival site is closed to traffic, therefore taxis are unable to access the closed roads.

Traffic And Parking Enforcement

Council Parking Enforcement Officers will be in the Festival precinct on Festival Sunday. If you require any assistance with traffic management or parking enforcement on Festival Sunday please call the Festival HOTLINE on 9209 6306.