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Transport Options

Too many people camping with you to all fit in your car? Want a cleaner and greener way to travel? Or just want to avoid the hassles and hazards of driving on the roads on a long weekend?  Sit back, relax and let someone else drive you to the festival (or dance around the train carriage all the way to Beaufort!).

We’ve made it easier than ever to get to or from the festival by public transport with extra charter buses added at different times.  We are also creating a special walk in camping area close to the action for those that choose to travel by public transport.  As a thank you we will also throw in one free souvenir program for each person travelling via our charter bus services.

Charter Bus from Melbourne

We have a number of buses running for the festival and we’ve increased the service times. But these need to be pre-booked, so we recommended getting your ticket ASAP.

The luxury air-conditioned buses will leave Federation Square (Flinders Street Melbourne CBD) Thursday and Friday taking you directly to the festival site near Lexton.  Buses will then depart the festival site Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday morning returning you to Federation Square.

As part of our strategy to encourage people to choose alternate modes of transport to cars the charter bus tickets are subsidised by our vehicle pass revenue.  This has allowed us to run additional buses and reduce the price of a return bus ticket to Rainbow by 27%.

To find out more information and to reserve your seat click here

V/Line Services – Free Shuttle Bus

Shuttles will connect with selected V/Line Ararat line services to and from Beaufort Station and selected V/Line Ballarat line services to and from Ballarat Station.

Customers require a valid paper ticket to travel on all Ararat line V/Line services and a valid myki to travel on all Ballarat line V/Line services.

2019 Shuttle Bus Timetable available here.



If you are driving please click here for directions

All vehicles must present a vehicle pass upon arrival at the festival to be allowed on site. The vehicle pass includes one complimentary souvenir booklet per car and will contribute to important community, environmental and road safety initiatives.
Click here to find out more

Banana Bus Festival Transport

Start the party earlier with Banana Bus festival transport service.

Banana Bus offers the only suburban based pick-up and drop-off festival transport service, so you can start the party sooner!

Find out more here