Daylesford, Macedon Ranges and surrounding villages are easy to get to by road or a combination of road and rail. Several train lines service the area in combination with local bus companies.


By Car

Daylesford is about a 90 minute trip from Melbourne CBD travelling by car and just under an hour from Tullamarine (Melbourne) Airport. The Hume, Calder and Western highways, and the Tullamarine Freeway, all lead to the region.

Once here, an extensive network of peaceful back roads weave through the region to the essential indulgences of good espresso, wineries, art galleries, country pubs and cafés, luxury self-contained accommodation and secluded B&B cottages. Not to mention a long weekend of great festival events.

From Melbourne airports

by Public Transport

Train services operate to Daylesford via Woodend, Ballarat or Castlemaine with connecting coach services to Daylesford. 

There are also more frequent trains to Ballan, however you will need to get a taxi from Ballan to Daylesford (approximate 25 min drive).

View the VLine timetable - note Monday 12 March will operate as Sunday timetable.

Visit Public Transport Victoria for more information.


Free Festival Shuttle Bus

Your free festival shuttle bus will move you around the Chillout events all the weekend. The bus starts at the Visitor information centre and stops at events and main caravan parks in the area.

There will also be an additional bus on Sunday to move people from Vincent street after the parade to Victoria Park for the Carnival and back.

Bus Times

Friday 6:30 pm to 2:30am

Saturday & Sunday 10:30am to 2:30am

Sunday – extra service 10:30 am to 1:30 from town to Carnival and return

To download a map click


runs 6am - 3am (ish)  PHONE 5348 1111 - you can also pre-book on this number (good idea!)