Getting to Clunes Booktown

Travelling by Road 

By Road – Western Highway, Melways Map 627 B2

Ballarat – Clunes 36 km (25 minutes)
Castlemaine – Clunes 53 km (45 minutes)
Creswick – Clunes 18 km (15 minutes)
Daylesford – Clunes 52 km (45 minutes)
Maryborough – Clunes 32 km 25 minutes)
Melbourne – Clunes 142 km (90 minutes)
Talbot – Clunes 18km (15 minutes)

By Train

The Clunes Booktown Festival enjoys a sponsored relationship with V/Line in having a special train service provided for the festival. These extra three services each day assist people greatly in being able to travel to Clunes from both Melbourne and the Ballarat area along with those from Maryborough and Talbot. We know that many who use the train service rely on public transport and through the support of V/Line they are able to enjoy this festival.

V/Line will provide special train services for the 2018 Clunes Booktown Festival on Saturday 5 May and Sunday 6 May.

Airport Connection


Airport buses regularly run to Melbourne Southern Cross station.

Trains regularly run from Southern Cross station to Ballarat station.

During the festival trains run from Ballarat to Clunes.

There is also an airport shuttle bus to Ballarat.