TRANSPORT

Personal vehicles are not permitted on the Pilgrimage, in convoy or parked at any day time stops for safety reasons.

The easiest option for travelling to the Pilgrimage is usually to drive to Bendigo Cathedral, park in a nearby street and leave your vehicle there for the duration of the Pilgrimage. The Pilgrimage finishes on Sunday at Bendigo Cathedral and your car will be there waiting for you.

The Christus Rex Society provides a bus on Thursday evening from Bendigo to the Registrations Desk and evening accommodation.

There are limited opportunities for vehicles to be offered as a Pilgrimage Support Vehicle. Preferences are given to automatic vehicles and those with capacity to tow a trailer. If your vehicle is accepted as a Support Vehicle, one of the Christus Rex volunteers will drive your car for the duration of the Pilgrimage and hand it back to you on Sunday after the final mass.

If you are travelling by car you must drive to Bendigo and leave your car there. The Christus Rex Society runs a bus from Bendigo Cathedral to take pilgrims to the Thursday night accommodation & Registrations Desk.

Bendigo to Ballarat Shuttle Bus:

Thursday 26th October at 8:30pm SHARP

Bendigo Sacred Heart Cathedral – 66 Short Street, Bendigo

There is no parking at Ballarat for pilgrims and there will be no opportunities until after the Pilgrimage ends for you to collect your car should you leave it here.

There are limited opportunities for vehicles to be offered as a Pilgrimage Support Vehicle. Preferences are given to automatic vehicles and those with capacity to tow a trailer. If your vehicle is accepted as a Support Vehicle, one of the Christus Rex volunteers will drive your car for the duration of the Pilgrimage and hand it back to you on Sunday after the final mass.

You will not have access to your vehicle until Sunday afternoon.

For more information contact vehicles@crex.org

If you are flying into Melbourne, there is an airport shuttle bus which runs directly from Tullamarine Airport to Ballarat station.

Airport Shuttle Bus Services

V/Line trains also from Melbourne CBD (Southern Cross Station) to Ballarat and can be booked online.

V/Line Train Timetable

The Christus Rex Society provides a courtesy van from the Ballarat station to the overnight Thursday accommodation and Registrations Desk.

Call Rob Marsh on 0434 060 882 once you arrive at Ballarat Train Station, and make sure you indicate what time you will be arriving on your registration form

If you parked your car at Bendigo or volunteered your vehicle, you will be free to collect your car after the final Mass. Please keep parking spaces out the front of Bendigo Cathedral clear for the Pilgrimage Support Vehicles.

If you are travelling back to Melbourne the most convenient option will be to take a V/Line train to Melbourne CBD. Please check the timetable as there are limited service on Sunday evenings.

V/Line Train Timetable