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Puffing Billy Railway: Tours & Tickets

Closes in 21 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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PUFFING BILLY OPERATES DAILY EXCEPT CHRISTMAS DAY. Puffing Billy is Australia’s favorite steam train and one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. This century-old steam train continues to run on its original mountain track from...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, Victoria 3160, Australia
+61 3 9757 0700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Grab a ticket - online or at the station - and have a fun ride on this iconic steam train. Lots of fun!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the option of 1st class with luncheon. Orginally we had booked for a different day, but the company changed it and gave complimentary drinks to compensate. We started at 12.30pm at Belgrave, entree was served before we departed. The thai cakes were nice,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 95dannif
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night myself and 3 friends went on the steam and cuisine experience. The actual train ride and staff was excellent however the cuisine was well below average. The food was served cold and was tasteless. The crab cakes and pork ribeye was overcooked. The...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did a half day trip leaving from Fed Square which included the Puffing Billy train ride. Train is very well run by volunteers and was a fun but cold ride the day I went as the carriages are open air so rug up if...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lonefish33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything there is operated by volunteers so please help to take good care of the place. Very relax moment when you are on the train . Suggest to sit right hand side on the train to get better views . The train to puffing billy...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank iamccdla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful scenic day enjoying the fresh air in the Dandenong Ranges. A ride on puffing Billy steam train was very special. A yummy Devonshire tea included as well. Travelling in a comfortable Kings coach with Steve our friendly driver giving us wonderful commentary, you...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 13,694
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s no wonder PBR is one of the premier tourist attractions in Victoria. 1994 was my last visit with met children, we thoroughly enjoyed it this time with the grand children. Was a grand days outing.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GregOBrien
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a good experience and scenic trip from Belgrave station to Lakeside. Suitable for young kids. The open air carriages enable passengers to stick their heads out to enjoy the views.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AudyY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You don’t have to do much on this ride, particularly if you’re riding in the non-food class. Top tip: heading from Belgrave, sit on the right side of the train. Views are more interesting and stunning. A perfect way to forest bathe, meditate and get...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Puffing Billy R, Marketing Executive at Puffing Billy Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Gavin, Thanks for visiting Puffing Billy with your family. It sounds like you all had a great time travelling with us, despite the cold weather. We are definitely working on ways to increase our interpretation experience and will take your feedback onboard. The team...More

Reviewed 15 September 2019

Hello, we want for the luncheon 3 service on Puffing Billy. The experience was really nice. The only thing that was disappointing was the food. The only thing good was the desserts at the end. I made for a pretty expensive trip. Chicken skewers were...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mapilon
Puffing Billy R, Marketing Executive at Puffing Billy Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2019

Thanks for visiting Puffing Billy and sharing you feedback with us. We have taken your feedback on board along with others feedback from recent times and will be changing the Luncheon menu options from October onwards. As it is a seasonal menu, we do update...More

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20 September 2019|
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Response from hanniker | Reviewed this property |
Good question..when I was there...there was only one round trip from point to point...I’m not sure if you would have time. I would email them to clarify.
5 September 2019|
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Response from September86 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they’ll always let you on the train but you may find yourself standing I would recommend arriving 20 mins early and just sitting on the train waiting
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2 July 2019|
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Response from Makingmemories13 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, We did Puffing Billy as part of a day tour by bus. For us we went onto some wineries in the Yarra Valley which is approximately 55 minutes drive away. Sorry I am not of much help,