Driving from Melbourne: Bairnsdale is at the western end of the trail and is just over 3 hours drive from Melbourne CBD. Bairnsdale is where the ride starts on Friday morning. On Sunday afternoon you will be transported back here, if this is where you have parked.
Driving from Canberra and NSW: Orbost is at the eastern end of the Rail Trail and is four hours drive from Canberra, and 7 1/2 hours drive from Sydney via Canberra and Cann River. Orbost is where the ride finishes on Sunday afternoon.
You can leave your car in Orbost and be transported to the ride start in Bairnsdale on the Friday morning.
See Transport Options, including a handy overview map of the East Gippsland Rail Trail relative to Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.