Box Hill is a busy place, similar in ways to being in Melbourne City. There are many shops, especially in the train station and getting essentials from Box Hill will not be a problem.
Box Hill is only 25 minutes from Melbourne by train. To use public transport you'll need a Myki card, which costs $6 (or $3 for children/concession) from post offices, milk-bars, petrol stations and train stations. Once you have the Myki card it needs to be topped up with money. An adult fee (for one trip) is approximately $3 (it changes frequently) and a child/concession fee is $1.50. The number of stops doesn't change the cost.
- 1 Motel Maroondah, 768 Whitehorse Rd, VIC 3127, ☏ . Straightforward rooms in a laid-back roadside lodging with free Wi-Fi and parking. $72.