Travel

We strongly encourage Babylon attendees to consider carpooling or taking a shuttle bus service to and from the event. Benefits of travelling to and from the event via these methods include;

Fewer Vehicles

Carpooling enables the use of less cars to transport more people, which means less traffic and less driver fatigue.

Reduce Environmental Damage

Carbon dioxide (CO2 ) is the transportation sector’s main contribution to climate change. Carbon dioxide emissions are essentially related to fuel consumption – each 1% increase in fuel consumption results in a corresponding 1% increase in carbon dioxide emissions. About 8.8 kg CO2 is produced for every 3.8L of gasoline used. Cars also emit small amounts of other greenhouse gases meaning their overall emissions are higher then just their CO2 production.

A Full Experience

The experience of carpooling to a particular event can often fast track new friendships and quickly build strong fun relationships, as everyone has something in common.

Shuttle Bus Service – Banana Bus

Banana Bus offers a great suburban based pick-up and drop-off festival transport service, so you can ensure safe travel to and from Babylon Festival, in an environmentally sustainable way.

Pick up locations are located across Melbourne (depending on customer demand) including Cranbourne, Narre Warren, Dandenong, Frankston, Caulfield, St Kilda, Richmond, Preston, Coburg, St Albans, Ringwood, Doncaster, Clifton Hill, North Melbourne and Footscray.

To access the Banana Bus service simply;

  1. Download the Banana Bus app
  2. Select your location
  3. Select Babylon

For more info about the Banana Bus Babylon service go to http://www.bananabusft.com or download the Banana Bus app from the App Store or Google Play.

Shuttle Bus from St Arnaud to Babylon

The shuttle from St Arnaud to Babylon costs $10 each (cash only). Bookings will be essential, please email  info@bananabus.com.au to book or ask questions. Banana Bus will be doing picking up and dropping off at two locations in St Arnaud – Dundas St/ Market St and Mobil Roadhouse. 

Dundas/Market stop

It is imperative you use the Public Transport Victoria planner to reconfirm train + bus schedules and make sure you reserve your tickets where needed. Contact VLine for help, click here:

Friday Times (10 Mar)

Train Departs Southern Cross 9.00am to Ballarat

Bus change at Ballarat Station to Horsham, get off at Stawell Station

Bus change at Stawell to St Arnaud

Arrive St Arnaud 2.38pm

Pickup time 3pm

Train Departs Southern Cross 4:54pm to Ballarat

Bus change at Ballarat Station to Donald, get off at St Arnaud

Arrive St Arnaud 8.27pm

Pickup time 8:45pm

Saturday Times (11 Mar)

Bus Departs Southern Cross 7:30am to Donald, get off at St Arnaud (Reservation required with V-Line)

Arrives St Arnaud 11.48am

Pickup time 12:00pm

Train Departs Southern Cross 9:14am to Ballarat

Bus change at Ballarat Station to Donald, get off at St Arnaud

Arrives St Arnaud 1.12pm

Pickup time 1:30pm

Monday Times (13 Mar)

Depart time 7:15am

V-Line Bus Departs St Arnaud 7.35am 

Train change at Ballarat Station

Arrives Southern Cross 11.42pm

Depart time 2:15pm

V-Line Bus Departs St Arnaud 2.57pm (Reservation required with V-Line)

Train change at Bendigo Station

Arrives Southern Cross 7.32pm

Carpooling Service – LaMule

For information about LaMule carpooling please click here 

Driving

We encourage all attendees to take breaks whilst driving and to share the driving with friends. Driver fatigue can cause accidents so we ask that you make smart decisions when you are considering getting behind the wheel of a vehicle.

VIA CALDER FWY / KYNETON (2HRS 45 MINS)

Take Calder Freeway / M79 onto Pyrenees Highway / B180, follow signs on to C275 and Sunraysia Highway / B220.
Follow Sunraysia Highway / B220 to your destination: 99 TORNEY ROAD, CARAPOOEE WEST.

VIA WESTERN HWY / BALLARAT
(2HRS 45 MINS)

Take the M1 over the Westgate Bridge and get on to the Western Ring Road (M80). Take the Western Highway (M8) to Sunraysia Highway / B220 in Mitchell Park. Take the exit for B220 from national highway M8. Follow Sunraysia Highway / B220 to your destination: 99 TORNEY ROAD,
CARAPOOEE WEST