Help us make the MS Melbourne Cycle and MS Half Marathon sustainable by leaving the car at home and jumping on public transport to get you to and from the event.
We’ve done the research, so all you need to do is choose the best option for you!
By Train - Catch the Craigieburn line (operating 24 hours) to Newmarket Station then cycle approximately 5 minutes to Flemington Racecourse entry via Epsom Road onto Flemington Drive. You can also walk approximately 10 minutes from Newmarket station along Racecourse Road and then Epsom Road to Flemington Drive.
*Please note the Flemington Racecourse Train Station will not be in operation on event day.
By Tram - Catch the No. 57 West Maribyrnong tram to Flemington Drive (Stop 30). Low-floor trams do not operate on Route 57 therefore passengers using a mobility aid should catch alternative transportation (e.g. train). Please note: the earliest No. 57 tram departing from Newmarket station is 8:05am, arriving at Flemington at 8:09am and the earliest No. 57 tram nearby Ascot Vale station is 7:07am, arriving to Flemington by 7:12am.
Important: Yarra Trams do not permit bicycles on trams unless they adhere to their guidelines of a folding bicycle which you can see here.
By Car - If you choose to travel by car, consider carpooling or asking a friend to drop you off. This will help minimise vehicle congestion on the streets around the event.
Parking at Flemington Racecourse (entry via Flemington Drive) is a $20 flat fee or free if you hold a valid disability parking permit.
Free car parking may be available at Victoria University - Footscray Park Campus, Gate 3 Ballarat Road, within about 3km of Flemington Racecourse. Please make sure that you check parking signs and please note if you do choose to walk along Ballarat Road, Smithfield Road and Epsom Road to Flemington Racecourse it will take approximately 35 minutes.