RAILS 2018 Accommodation Information:

Quest on Bourke

4 Stars
155 Bourke Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
Tel: +61 3 9631 0400
From $170 per night
20 mins taxi to Monash University Caulfield campus
The No 3 tram from Swanston Street will take you directly to the Caulfield Campus.
In the heart of Melbourne CBD with access to restaurants, lane ways and shopping.

BreakFree on Collins

3.5 stars
233 Collins St
Melbourne CBD
From around $125
These apartments are conveniently located close to Flinders St Station and Swanston St (for the tram), as well as the restaurants, laneways and shopping.

Brady Hotels

4.5 stars
30 Little La Trobe St
Melbourne CBD
From around $160 per night (sometimes cheaper)
Includes both guest rooms and apartments and has a restaurant in-house. Close to Melbourne Central, Queen Victoria Market, and Swanston St.

Space Hotel

380 Russell St
Backpacker with a wide range of rooms and prices. Reasonably close to Swanston St; about 20 minutes’ walk to Flinders St Station.

Espresso Apartments

4.3 Stars
These apartments are located in suburbs closer to Monash University Caulfield campus such as St Kilda, Caulfield, Balaclava and South Yarra
From $140 per night
Convenient tram and train to Monash University Caulfield Campus.

Punthill Apartment Hotels Oakleigh

4.1 stars
Princess Highway and Warrigal Road, Oakleigh VIC 3166
Tel: +61 96311111
From $165 per night
15 min taxi or cab to Monash University Caulfield Campus
Convenient public transport to Monash University Caulfield University. Bus 903 towards Altona will take you to Chadstone Mall and change the bus to 900 towards Caulfield. It will take 20 mins to reach Monash University Caulfield Campus. While coming back, train towards Pakenham and Cranbourne will take 10 minutes to reach Oakleigh station. From there, bus 903 towards Altona will drop you opposite the hotel.

Punthill South Yarra Grand

4 stars
7 Yarra Street, South Yarra, VIC  3141
Tel: +61 96311111
From $250 per night
3 mins walk to South Yarra station, then 6 min train ride from South Yarra Railway station to Monash University Caulfield Campus

You may wish to make your own accommodation arrangements via one of the well-known accommodation websites such as
Trip advisor

Monash University have no accommodation arrangements with these sites.

Getting to the conference

The RAILS conference will take place at Monash University’s Caulfield campus. The Monash University maps page shows campus locations and includes downloadable campus maps.
Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner provides more detail on getting to a Monash campus from your location.


All Melbourne public transport, including trams, train and buses require travellers to use a MYKI card. Myki is a reusable travel card for trains, trams and buses in Melbourne and regional Victorian centres. Myki travel cards are purchased prior to travelling and topped up with cash before your journey. To use public transport, users touch on and touch off at a myki reader as you travel.
Visit for more information.

By train and tram

The Caulfield railway station is next to the campus. Four lines stop at the station: Cranbourne, Pakenham, Dandenong and Frankston.
The tram number 3 from Swanston street in Melbourne to Caulfield Station, via St Kilda Junction, will take you directly to the Caulfield Campus.


Bus 624 – Kew, Auburn Station, Caulfield Station, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Holmesglen TAFE, Oakleigh Station
Bus 900 – Stud Park Shopping Centre, Waverly Park, Clayton Campus, Huntingdale Station, Oakleigh Station, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Caulfield Station


The nine kilometres (six mile) trip from the city of Melbourne will take about 25 minutes in peak hour traffic and 15 minutes at other times.
If you are coming from Melbourne airport, add another 45 minutes in peak hour and 30 minutes at other times. A taxi rank is situated on the railway station side of Sir John Monash Drive.


A user pay, multi-level car park is available on campus for staff, students, visitors and the general public. Entry to the car park is from Princes Avenue.
Ticket machine parking is also available in the Guineas Car Park, Caulfield Racecourse – entry via Normanby Road.