Trip planner

Trip planner

Our trip planner is being built to provide you with a comprehensive public transport planner. We have interlinked all rail, tram and street networks throughout Metropolitan Melbourne. We hope our planner will assist with your travel needs around Melbourne. Also check our service announcements section of this website for any alterations to normal schedules

Step 1: What is your point of departure?

You can type in either the street name and suburb, or select a station or a major tram stop :

Number

Street Name

Select a Suburb

OR Select a Station

Select a Major Tram Stop

Step 2: Where are you travelling to?

You can type in either the street name and suburb, or select a station or a major tram stop :

Number

Street Name

Select a Suburb

OR Select a Station

Select a Major Tram Stop

Step 3: When are you planning to travel?

I wish to depart
arrive on / at :

Step 4: How would you like to travel?

The quickest possible route
With as few changeovers as possible

Accessible Travel with CONNEX

Accessible Travel with CONNEX

If you use a wheelchair or have mobility restrictions, Connex is continually upgrading and improving the facilities at our stations to assist you.

If you require assistance in boarding the train, your train driver will place a ramp in position for you to enter by the front door of the first carriage.

If you are travelling towards the city, yellow markers on the station platform indicate the front of all trains, if you are travelling away from the city, white markers will indicate the front of all trains.

This website contains a full list of facilities at each station and will make it easy for you to plan your journey with us

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Hearing and speech impaired passengers

Hearing and speech impaired passengers

Hearing and speech impaired passengers
Passenger Information Displays (PID) at stations show real time information advising passengers of the time of the next train, the destination, how long until departure and a description of the service.

These PID's are located at all of our Premium Stations, and at another 21 stations on Connex lines, called Station Plus.

Our trains also have PID's, they can be located in each carriage of the our new or refurbished trains, identifying the next station.

Connex provides a TTY (Telephone Typewriter) Service for passengers with hearing or speech difficulties at most of our Premium Stations.

For the phone number of your nearest premium station please contact Victrip on 131 638 (Voice) or 9619 2727 (TTY).

A hearing loop induction is on each platform of all underground City Loop stations and at Box Hill. The hearing induction loop will be recognised by the international deafness symbol located in the designated area on each platform.

If you have a hearing aid with a 'T' switch facility, stand between the two signs (or no more than 3 meters beyond them) switch on your 'T' switch and you will receive a direct transmission of all announcements that are made via the public address system.

On production of the authorised 'Hearing Dog' Identification your dog has the same rights as Guide Dogs for the blind and is entitled to travel free on all Public Transport throughout Victoria.

Updates

27/05/2015 BUSES REPLACE WEEKEND TRAINS
Buses will replace all trains this weekend between Dandenong and Cranbourne and Ringwood and Belgrave.

20/04/2015 CONNEX TEAMS UP WITH ELITE SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN TO KICK SOME SAFETY GOALS
Connex CEO, Bruce Hughes, together with Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) Chairman, Steve Moneghetti, and Richmond Football Club (RFC) CEO, Steven Wright today announced new partnership agreements which will help deliver train safety messages to primary and secondary school students across Melbourne.

15/04/2015 BUSES REPLACE WEEKEND TRAINS
Pakenham and Cranbourne line train services will be disrupted this weekend while maintenance works is carried out at three level crossings.

14/04/2015 No exit at Yarra River end of the Elizabeth St subway
The Yarra River end entrance/exit to the Elizabeth St subway at Flinders St Station will be closed for four days due to filming on and around the footbridge. The filming is being carried out for the movie 'Ghost Rider'.

04/04/2015 Work bans affecting Connex have been lifted
Connex advises its customers that following a hearing before the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) today the work bans imposed by the Rail Operations Division of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union on Friday have been lifted.

01/04/2015 Industrial Relations Commission issues order for union to cease work bans affecting Connex
The Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) has issued an order, which took affect at 6.00pm today, ordering the Rail Operations Division of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union to cease all industrial action against Connex in support of its supplementary claim for a 2% wage rise.

01/04/2015 Union bans impact on Connex services
Bans imposed by the Rail Operations Division of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) are impacting on Connex services.

01/04/2015 WEEKEND TRAINS CHANGE
Lilydale, Belgrave and Glen Waverley line trains will not travel through Spencer Street and the City Loop on Saturday April 2 and Sunday April 3.

20/03/2015 TRAINS NOT STOPPING AT SPENCER STREET
Most weekday trains on the Dandenong, Pakenham, Cranbourne and Frankston lines will not stop at Spencer Street Station from tomorrow, Monday March 21 until Friday June 24 2015.

20/03/2015 LATE NIGHT TRAINS RESUME
Most weeknight train services after 10pm will resume running to their normal timetable from tomorrow, Monday 21 March.

19/02/2015 BUSES REPLACE SANDRINGHAM TRAINS
Carlton and Essendon fans travelling on the Sandringham line to tomorrow’s Wizard Cup clash at Telstra Dome should allow extra journey times to and from the match.

17/02/2015 PIES, TIGERS FANS CHECK YOUR TRAINS
An altered train service will operate from Spencer Street after the Wizard Cup clash between Collingwood and Richmond on Friday evening.

15/02/2015 AFTERMATH OF STORMS AFFECTS MELBOURNE’S TRAINS
The storm that hit Melbourne in early February is still affecting Melbourne’s train network, Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Hughes, said today.

04/02/2015 TRAINS NOT STOPPING AT SPENCER STREET
Weekday trains on the Broadmeadows, Sydenham, Upfield and Werribee lines will not stop at Spencer Street from next Monday 7 February until the end of June, 2015.

25/01/2015 Late Night Closure of Spencer Street Platforms
Platforms used by suburban train services at Spencer Street will close after 10pm on weeknights from next Monday January 31 2015.

21/01/2015 CITY LOOP TRAINS CHANGE
Train services on the Lilydale, Belgrave, Glen Waverley, Epping and Hurstbridge lines will not travel through Spencer Street and the City Loop this weekend, January 22 and 23.

14/01/2015 CHANGES TO WEEKEND TRAINS
Weekend trains on the Epping and Hurstbridge lines will not travel through Spencer Street and the City Loop this weekend, Saturday January 15 and Sunday January16.

Travel With Bikes

We are adding 212 new lockers and making them free (with a one-off refundable bond) to help you “Bike ‘n’ Ride”.

Connex and the State Government (with funding support through the Commonwealth Department of the Environment & Heritage’s Cycle Connect initiative) have joined together to add 212 new, secure bike lockers across Melbourne’s train stations.

This is part of the State Government’s efforts to revitalise Victoria’s rail network, so everyone has access to a safe, modern system.

The State Government has provided $300,000 and the Commonwealth Government $216,000 to fund this initiative.

There are a host of community benefits that flow from the Cycle Connect initiative:

Ø It supports our national commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions – riding to the station and then taking the train reduces car usage.
Ø It also helps to promote a healthier lifestyle.
Ø It encourages greater use of public transport.
Ø It also supports existing investment in cycle paths and routes.

Our customers will not only help the environment and help their own health, but will also have the opportunity to catch up on their reading or their work or just relax and listen to music during their train ride.

As there is no need to take their bike in busy peak hour trains, they can avoid dirty looks from their fellow travels during the busy peak periods.

For list of stations that have bike lockers, scroll down to Frequently Asked Questions below.

Bike lockers are now free

We used to charge a small yearly fee of $79.40 but, from 1 April 2005, bike lockers will be free to hire.

Customers will have to pay a refundable bond:

Ø $100 for the new lockers which have a built-in lock
Ø $50 for the older lockers where you have to supply your own padlock.

Lockers can be booked for fixed three monthly periods (that expire in March, June, September and December) and can be renewed. The bond need only be paid once.

Lockers need to be booked at a Premium (staffed) Station. If a locker is located at an unstaffed station, it can be booked at the nearest Premium Station.

Connex will not be liable for any loss or damage to any item stored in a bike locker.

Security

Where the locker has an in-built lock, Connex will keep one key. If the customer supplies a padlock a key to it will need to be lodged with the bond.

For security reasons, Connex reserves the right to open and inspect the contents of any bike locker, as it sees fit.

Safety Tip

Stations can be crowded and there are often people running for the train, so bike riders are asked to dismount when they arrive at the station.

They are also asked not to ride through underpasses, on bridges, station ramps or on platforms.

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is a bike locker?

It’s a large, fully enclosed, secure metal locker designed to hold a bicycle. It provides protection from the weather and a high degree of security for the contents.

Why are you installing more bike lockers?

Bike lockers encourage people to combine bike riding with public transport. Potential train travellers, who might otherwise not use our services due to the distance from their home to the station, might now think about taking public transport.

This increases our patronage and can help to reduce car usage.

The Cycle Connect bike lockers program supports a commitment across all Australian Governments to improve the environment and encourage a healthier, more active lifestyle.

And it supports extensive investment in bike paths.

Who’s paying for it?

The State Government, through the Department of Infrastructure, and the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Heritage’s Cycle Connect initiative have provided the funding.

The State Government has provided $300,000 and the Commonwealth Government $216,000 to fund the new lockers.

Connex is the project manager and we have arranged installation. We will also administer and promote the scheme, as well as maintain the lockers.

Why have you made them free and how much did they used to cost?

Car parking in railway station car parks in free to our customers yet bike riders had to pay to use a locker.

Although the locker provided more protection and security than car users had out in the car park, this still created a discrepancy and could be seen to promote car use while discouraging bike use.

Bike lockers used to cost $79.40 per year.