What are my Travel Options?
From Maldon We leave Maldon at 10.30am and 2.45 pm.
*The 10.30am train spends 45 minutes at Castlemaine to turn the engine and returns you to Maldon at 12.45pm. Or you may choose to stay on in Castlemaine for the afternoon and catch the later 4.00 pm train back to Maldon arriving at 4.45pm.
*The 2.45pm train gives half an hour at Castlemaine and returns you to Maldon at 4.45 pm
From Castlemaine We leave Castlemaine at 12.00 pm.
*You have 2 hours to explore Maldon and have lunch and we return you to Castlemaine by 3.30pm.
*VGR trains connect with V/Line fast trains to and from Melbourne at Castlemaine station. View V/line timetables
*Castlemaine is less than 1 1/2 hours from Melbourne by road up the Calder Freeway.
Travel Suggestion... To enjoy a great day out, drive or catch the V/line train to Castlemaine to connect with our late morning (12.00 pm) train to Maldon where you have 2 hours to enjoy a leisurely lunch in one of the cafes or pubs and explore the lovely little goldfields town. Then relax on the 2.45 pm departure from Maldon, maybe enjoying a drink from the bar in first class, before arriving back at Castlemaine in the mid afternoon (3.30pm) connecting with V/line services.
Please note discount vouchers are available only for our regular train services on Wednesdays and Sundays and some holiday Saturdays. The valid days are coloured blue on this timetable
The vouchers are NOT available for any special or event trains.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL REGULAR SERVICES IN DECEMBER, JANUARY & FEBRUARY WILL BE DIESEL HAULED - View our Summer Running Policy
Please ensure you arrive 20-30 mins prior to depature time
Click on Coloured Dates for Train Times -
January, 2018DIESEL HAULED
Vic School Holidays 23rd December 2017 to 29th January 2017
February, 2018DIESEL HAULED
March, 2018STEAM HAULED
^ - Labour Day Holiday
* - Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Ales on Rails Train / Excursion Services
# - Good Friday Wine & Cheese Train
~ - Easter Saturday
Vic School Holidays 30th March 2018 to 15th April 2018 -
Kids entertainment on all regular services during the School Holidays
# - Murder on the Orient Express
Vic School Holidays 30th June 2018 to 15th July 2018
Vic School Holidays 22 Sept 2018 to 7th Oct 2018
December, 2018STEAM HAULED 2nd & 5th - DIESEL HAULED Other Dates
* - Christmas Day
^ - Boxing Day
Vic School Holidays 22nd December 2018 to 29th January 2019
Special Events, etc.. Trains operate to special timings for Special Events, Meal and Evening Trains.
Need more information?
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for details and group bookings.