Get the most out of your Melbourne Cup Experience!

1. Stay in Melbourne CBD.

If you’re visiting Melbourne from interstate or overseas, we recommend staying in the heart of the city. Not only is it easily accessible from Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport, but it makes getting to and from Flemington Racecourse as easy as possible.

But it’s not just convenience that makes the CBD the choice place to stay, it’s also about the nightlife, cafés, restaurants and alleyways to explore that make Melbourne unique. You won’t get this experience staying anywhere else!

2. Get the train to Flemington Racecourse.

After you’ve checked-in to your CBD hotel, enjoyed a bite to eat, had a good nights’ sleep and a morning coffee from a local café, it’s time to make your way to the race that stops a nation™! You may be tempted to hop in a cab, but to really experience the Cup like a local, take a stroll down to Flinders Street Station and board a train to Flemington Racecourse. Journey time is short, fares are cheap and it’s a great way to really get in the mood for a big day at the races.

If it’s your first time in Melbourne (or first in a long time) you’ll need to pick up a Myki card to travel on Melbourne’s public transport network. A Myki Explorer pack can be purchased at the Melbourne Visitor Centre in Federation Square (across the road from Flinders Street Station) and come pre-loaded with enough credit to get you to and from the Melbourne Cup.