Melbourne Cup Carnival 2018

Services run to and from Flemington Racecourse every race day, departing from Flinders Street, Southern Cross and North Melbourne stations.

Trains will run approx. every 6 to 10 minutes, arriving and departing right inside Flemington Racecourse.

For extra services and to plan your journey visit

For all the info on the Melbourne Cup Spring Carnival visit

Get Trackside and win

Visit the Metro photo booth at Flinders Street Station from 8am until 12pm on Derby and Cup days to take a snap looking your best and go in the running to win VIP marquee tickets for Cup and Stakes days! For terms and conditions, click here.

General Admission tickets

We’re selling general admission tickets to all race days at Flinders Street, Southern Cross, North Melbourne, Essendon, Werribee, South Yarra and Richmond stations.

AAMI Victoria Derby Day Saturday 3 November
Lexus Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday 6 November
Kennedy Oaks Day Thursday 8 November
Seppelt Wines Stakes Day Saturday 10 November

For pricing and details click here.

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday timetable Tuesday 6 November

Services on all lines will run to a Saturday timetable (with no Night Train services).

To check the timetable visit

Oaks Day Planned Cancellations

To support extra services to the Melbourne Cup Carnival, select services will not run on Thursday 8 November. Click here to view the cancellations. 

Changes to your service

There will be some changes to timetables and planned works occurring across the network during the Carnival, so make sure you plan your journey ahead using the PTV journey planner here.

For further info on planned works and changes to the timetable click here.