By Car via Eastern Fwy
Take the Eastern Freeway from the northern side of Melbourne. Follow the Eastern Freeway to the end and take the Ringwood Bypass exit on the Eastlink and follow to the intersection of Maroondah Hwy and Mt Dandenong Rd. Follow Mt Dandenong Rd turning left at the end and onto Montrose Roundabout. Take the third exit which is Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, following the sign to Olinda and Mt Dandenong.
By Car via Monash Fwy
Take the Monash Freeway via The West Gate Freeway and take the Ferntree Gully Rd exit. Follow to the intersection with Burwood Hwy and turn right. Follow the Burwood Hwy until you pass the Upper Ferntree Gully Train Station on your left and travel beneath the railway bridge.Take the left turn sign posted for Mt Dandenong, this is the Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd.
From Melbourne Train Stations
You can take one of two trains to the Dandenong Ranges depending on which side of the mountain you would prefer to go up.
Belgrave Line to Ferntree Gully
For the Ferntree Gully side, take the Belgrave Line leaving the train at Upper Ferntree Gully. Connect with bus service 688 to go up the mountain or stay on the train until Belgrave for Puffing Billy.
Lilydale Line to Croydon
For the Montrose side, take the Lilydale Line leaving the train at Croydon. Connect with bus service 688 to go up the mountain.
Bus Route 688
The Bus Route 688 runs right over the mountain from Croydon Train Station to Upper Ferntree Gully Station via the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road. There are stops at all Villages along the way and outside the key tourist attractions. If you wish to go to SkyHigh, look for the service that runs via Ridge Road.
Taxis from key points
Melbourne Airport $140 Melbourne City $100 Upper Ferntree Gully $30 Belgrave $25 Croydon $35 Prices will vary, these costs are indicative only.