Getting to Bendigo

Journey to Bendigo on V/Line for Free!

V/Line are supporting Artlands Victoria by offering free travel to Bendigo on V/Line services from 10 - 13 October 2018. Please use your Artlands ticket when travelling to Bendigo during this time.

For Bendigo train timetables, fares, maps and travel information, please visit or phone V/Line on 1800 900 007. The Bendigo train station is just a few minutes walk into the city centre. The gallery is about 10 - 15 minutes walk away. There are buses available from the train station to the gallery. Route 3, 4, 5 and 10 will take you from the station the gallery. Buses depart from the Bendigo Station for the CBD and then on to connecting services to surrounding suburbs.


Getting to Bendigo from Melbourne airport is an easy 90 minute drive along the Calder Freeway. The distance from Melbourne to Bendigo is 147km.

Please click here for more information about driving to Bendigo.

By Airport Shuttle

Bendigo Airport Services operates the Bendigo shuttle bus to Melbourne Airport offering several services per day, stopping at Kangaroo Flat, Castlemaine, Chewton, Malmsbury, Kyneton, Woodend and Gisborne en route.

Please click here for timetable or to book.

By Air

Bendigo Airport is located just 4 kilometres from the centre of Bendigo’s thriving commercial and tourist precincts and is operated by the City of Greater Bendigo.

Commercial and business jet charter services operate from the airport connecting you regionally and interstate, whether for business, pleasure or catching up with family and friends. No regular scheduled flights currently run to or from Bendigo Airport. For a full listing of business and air services located at Bendigo Airport, visit us at Bendigo Airport.

Getting to Castlemaine

By Train

Castlemaine Railway Station is centrally located and train travel is an easy and pleasurable 1.5 hour journey from Melbourne. V/Line trains run between Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station along the Bendigo line to Castlemaine, departing regularly from 6.00am to 10:30pm. For timetables and fares, visit or telephone 1800 800 007.


Castlemaine is approximately 120 kms north – west of Melbourne, or a 90-minute drive via the Tullamarine Freeway, following the signs to Bendigo and the Calder Freeway.