Getting to Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne via public transport is easy! Take the train, tram, or free tourist shuttle bus. See the City of Melbourne and Metlink websites for detailed information about public transport to the Gardens and suggested routes for walking and cycling to the Gardens.
Royal Botanic Gardens location, Google Map
Getting to the Gardens
The Gardens are centrally located approximately 2 km from the centre of Melbourne.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
South Yarra, Victoria 3141
Australia (Google map)
For further enquirers phone (03) 9252 2429 or email visitor services.
Public transport from outside the CBD:
- Take a train to Flinders Street Station
Trams from Flinders Street:
- Head south along St Kilda Road. Trams 3, 5, 8, 16, 64, or 67 follow this route
- After an 8 minute journey, depart tram at stop number 20, Domain Road Interchange.
- Walk east up the hill towards the Shrine of Remembrance
- Cross Birdwood Avenue and walk towards the Observatory Buildings.
- Welcome to the Gardens. The Visitor Centre is located here and is a good starting point.
City Tourist Shuttle
The free Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle stops at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. The Shuttle completes a circuit around Melbourne and runs every 30 minutes between 9.30 – 4.30 pm daily. You can hop on and hop off at any of the 15 stops, including the Royal Botanic Gardens/ Shrine of Remembrance, which is Stop 13.
For more information, go to the Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle website.
The Gardens is surrounded by roads and generally, it is fairly easy to find parking close to 1 of the 11 entry gates. However, the Gardens are located close to a variety of major Melbourne event venues and traffic and parking conditions will vary according to event schedules.
Designated bicycle paths along the Yarra River and Melbourne CBD lead to the Gardens from the city centre. The Melbourne travelsmart map provides comprehensive information on bike paths. Please note that riding of bicycles in the Gardens is not permitted. Dedicated bicycle parking is available at Observatory Gate.
Last updated 07 Aug 2012