Getting to Flemington

Flemington is located 6km northwest of the CBD. View a Google map of Flemington.

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

The information below applies for year-round racing at Flemington. For information specific to Melbourne Cup Carnival, visit our Melbourne Cup Carnival website

Car parking

Public car parks

Limited FREE public car parking is available in the centre car park. Racegoers should enter off Smithfield Road at the Stables Drive entrance.

VRC Members' car parks

Members' parking in the Unreserved Car Park must enter via Flemington Drive off Epsom Road. 

Reserved dining car parks

Racegoers should refer to directions provided with making their bookings.

Public transport


Flemington bound trains will depart Flinders Street Station (platform 8 & 9), stopping at Southern Cross Station (platform 14) and North Melbourne Station (platform 6), then express to Flemington. Make sure you have a valid Myki for your journey. Please check each raceday page on our website for train times, or visit Public Transport Victoria's website.  

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.


Catch the No. 57 tram from the corner of Elizabeth and Flinders streets. Trams stop at Flemington Drive off Epsom Road. Visit Public Transport Victoria's website for tram schedule.


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. 

Taxis, limousines and hire cars

Taxis, limousines and hire cars are not permitted entry to the racecourse at Members Drive or Flemington Drive. Taxis and hire cars can enter the racecourse off Smithfield Road at the Stables Drive entrance or drop off racegoers in Leonard Crescent via Langs Road. 

Park and ride

Undercover parking is available at Docklands Stadium. 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.

Cloakroom & lockers

During feature racedays and Melbourne Cup Carnival only, the VRC offers a cloaking facility on course for smaller items.

For bigger items, lockers are available at Southern Cross Station, Spencer Street, in Melbourne CBD.