The distance between Adelaide and Ballarat is around 615km (382 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the train which takes around 3h 35m.
We've found 5 different ways to get from Adelaide to Ballarat by bus, train, car and plane. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.
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Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Melbourne (MEL) then take the train to Ballarat.
Take the bus to Ballarat.
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There are several options for getting from Adelaide to Ballarat by bus, train, car and plane. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$65 ($44) and will take around 8h 15m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the train and arrive in approximately 3h 35m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$105 ($69).
The distance between Adelaide and Ballarat is around 615km (382 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 555km (345 miles)
It takes around 8h 15m to get from Adelaide and Ballarat by bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 6h 55m to drive there.
The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Ballarat is to fly and then take the train which takes around 3h 35m and will set you back approx A$105 ($69).
The cheapest way to travel between Adelaide and Ballarat, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$65 ($44) for a standard one-way ticket.
Yes there is a train service that runs between Adelaide and Ballarat. It typically takes around 7h 55m and departs twice a week.
There are no direct train services that runs from Adelaide to Ballarat. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Ararat Station. These services run twice a week and will take a minimum of 7h 55m.
PTV Overland and V-Line run train services between Adelaide and Ballarat. Trains depart twice a week and will take around 7h 55m, however, this may vary depending on the particular service and whether it runs express or stops all stations.
Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Adelaide and Ballarat. It typically takes around 8h 15m and departs 4 times a week.
Yes there is a direct bus service that runs between Adelaide and Ballarat with no changeovers required. The bus runs 4 times a week and takes 8h 15m.
Firefly Express and V-Line run regular bus services between Adelaide and Ballarat. Buses run 4 times a week and take around 8h 15m on average but will vary depending on you book with.
It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Adelaide to Ballarat. We recommend that you fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Melbourne (MEL) then take the train to Ballarat. instead which will take 3h 35m.
The closest major airport to Ballarat is Avalon Airport (AVV) (AVV) which is approximately 75km (46 miles) from Ballarat. Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (MEL) and King Island Airport (KNS) (KNS) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.
Yes it is possible to drive from Adelaide and Ballarat. The distance is around 615km (382 miles) by road and it will take around 6h 55m in normal traffic conditons.
If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Adelaide to Ballarat is to take the bus which takes, on average, 8h 15m and will usually cost around A$65 ($44).
Plane and Train
|hourly||785km (488 miles)|
|twice a week||654km (407 miles)|
Bus + 1 similar
|4 times a week||620km (386 miles)|
|Bus via Dundas St||9h 55m|
|5 times a week||696km (433 miles)|
|on demand||615km (382 miles)|
The following major airports near Ballarat offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.