Getting To Manifest

Public Transport to Manifest

The best way to get to Manifest is by public transport!

Trams & Lightrail

Yarra Trams route 57 (West Maribyrnong) leaves from the Elizabeth street and Flinders Street intersection and runs past the main Showgrounds entrance along Epsom Road.

Tram 57 connects with trains at the following four stations:

  • Melbourne Central Station
  • Flinders Street Station
  • Flemington Bridge Station (Upfield Train line)
  • Newmarket Station (Craigieburn line)

We advise you to catch the tram from Flinders Street & Elizabeth Street Terminus to ensure that you are able to get on a tram.

Travel time is approximately 20-30 minutes to reach the Showgrounds by Tram from Flinders Street and roughly 5-7 minutes from Newmarket Station. Trams run every 8-10 minutes during peak times. Check here for timetables

The Melbourne Showgrounds tram stop is #33, two (2) stops after Flemington Racecourse (stop #29). The tram turns onto Racecourse/Epsom Road from Flemington Road. Right after this turn is the Racecourse (stop 29).
The tram continues down Epsom Road to the Sandown Road intersection. Stop #32 is here, outside the Showgrounds Village Shopping Center. Melbourne Showgrounds (stop #33) is the following stop.

Railway & Train Transport

At this stage there are no confirmed plans to have the railways station opened up during Manifest although we are working with the department of transport to change this. Please stay tuned to to announcements for updates to this.

Parking at Manifest

Pedestrian access to the venue will be via Gate 1 on Epson road. Please note that there is no safe or legal drop off zone at gate 1 - please use the shopping centre adjacent to the showgrounds which is a short walk away for any drop off's.

Parking is available onsite at the Showgrounds; however the exact gate is yet to be confirmed. There will also be a daily parking rate - prices are yet to be confirmed, however in 2012 it was $10 and quite reasonable.

If you require a passout, please ask the guard at the exit station for the pass.

DO NOT drop people off along Epsom Road. Impeding traffic is not only illegal, injury may occur.


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If you are planning to fly to Melbourne for Manifest, you can also book flights through the same link.