Bendigo is easily accessible by car, train or bus!

You can find us at:

Finn Street (Emu Point), North Bendigo

Catch a Vintage Talking Tram

The Bendigo Joss House Temple is located at Tram Stop No. 6. Jump on board and catch a Vintage Talking Tram from the Central Deborah Gold Mine, CBD, Bendigo Tramways Depot or Lake Weeroona to arrive at the Joss House in true Bendigo style.

Need a Map?

Download and print out a copy of these maps to help making your way to, from and around Bendigo a lot easier.

  • Bendigo CBD Map: Detailed map of the city centre with key attractions, parking, toilets and other points of interest all included.
  • Bendigo District Map: From Melbourne to Rochester and Heathcote to Halls Gap this map includes the great touring routes that radiate out from Bendigo.

Coming to Bendigo from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne?

Planning your journey to the Bendigo Joss House Temple is easy with the PTV Journey Planner

It’s easy to get to Bendigo by train – the express service is just under 90 minutes! Train Timetables available here.

From Melbourne there are 20 train services a day midweek, 15 on Saturdays and 12 on Sundays. You’ll pass through Gisborne, Macedon, Woodend, Kyneton, Malmsbury and Castlemaine, so you might just need to plan a longer trip!

For additional information on trains, coaches, fares and maps phone V/Line on 1800 800 007.

Driving to Bendigo?

A number of major highways radiate from Bendigo. The following is a guide as to which highway you need to be travelling on to reach Bendigo from your destination:

  • Melbourne – Calder Highway (A79)
  • Sydney via Shepparton – Hume Highway (31)
  • Mildura – Calder Highway (A79) from
  • Horsham – Wimmera Highway (B240)
  • Central NSW via Echuca – Midland Highway (A300)
Travel TimesDistanceCarBus/Train
Melbourne to Bendigo147km1.5 hours2 hours
Ballarat to Bendigo122km1.5 hours2 hours
Geelong to Bendigo178km2 hours2.5 hours
Echuca to Bendigo92km1 hour1.15 hours

Catching an Airport Shuttle?

Bendigo Airport Services operates the Bendigo shuttle bus to Melbourne Airport offering several services per day, stopping at Kangaroo Flat, Castlemaine, Chewton, Malmsbury, Kyneton, Woodend and Gisborne en route.

Please click here for timetable or to book.

Need to get around Bendigo by Bus?

Check out for fares, timetables and bus routes.

Discover Heritage and Culture

Discover Heritage and Culture on the Sydney-Melbourne Heritage Drive.

Take the inland route between Sydney and Melbourne and discover the Australian spirit through the stories of settlers, gold, river trade and the making of a nation. Meander through historic streets to see impressive buildings and monuments of the mid to late 19th century gold rush. The treasures are the arts and crafts, museums, galleries and historical sites along the way.

Never been to Bendigo before?

Click here to find out a little bit more about our beautiful city.

150 years

Opened in 1871, 2021 marked the 150th anniversary of the Bendigo Joss House Temple. The heritage-listed temple is significant as being one of the few remaining buildings of its type in Australia.