Transport alert: Melbourne Marathon

10 October 2019

While many are tucked up in bed early on Sunday 13 October, around 30,000 runners will take to the city streets for the annual Melbourne Marathon Festival.

There will be a total of five events starting on Batman Avenue and ending at the MCG, ranging from a 3km walk, to the full 42.2km marathon.

A number of road closures will be in place, starting from 4.30am, for the safety of participants and motorists. Affected roads include:

  • St Kilda Road from the Junction to the Princes Bridge
  • Flinders Street between Spring and Swanston streets
  • Batman Avenue between Olympic Boulevard and Flinders Street
  • Beach Road from Port Melbourne to Elwood
  • Brunton Avenue, Jolimont Road and Wellington Parade South
  • and roads around Albert Park Lake.

All roads will be re-opened by 2pm.

We ask motorists to plan ahead if they’re driving through the affected areas on Sunday and to allow extra time for the detours.

Tram services on routes 1, 70, 75 and 96 will be affected and no trams will operate between Collins Street and the Arts Precinct on Swanston Street and St Kilda Road.

We suggest those heading to the event, whether participating or supporting, take public transport, as nearby parking will be in short supply. Limited paid parking will be available at the MCG in Yarra Park, via gates 3, 5 and 6. 

The closest train stations are Jolimont, Richmond and Flinders Street. For those travelling from regional Victoria, V/Line services operate to Southern Cross Station.

Real-time traffic conditions are available at VicTraffic or via the VicTraffic mobile app. The latest public transport information and network status is available at the PTV website or in the PTV mobile app.

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