The distance between Albury and Ballarat is around 399km (248 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the train which takes around 3hrs.
We've found 5 different ways to get from Albury to Ballarat by train, bus, 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 Albury (ABX) to Melbourne (MEL) then take the train to Ballarat.
Take the train to Southern Cross and then to Ballarat.
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There are several options for getting from Albury to Ballarat by train, bus, car and plane. The cheapest option is to take the train which costs around A$62 ($42) and will take around 4h 45m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the train and arrive in approximately 3hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$270 ($180).
The distance between Albury and Ballarat is around 399km (248 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 318km (198 miles)
It takes around 5h 25m to get from Albury and Ballarat by train. If you are travelling by car it will take around 4h 20m to drive there.
The quickest way to get from Albury to Ballarat is to fly and then take the train which takes around 3hrs and will set you back approx A$270 ($180).
The cheapest way to travel between Albury and Ballarat, if you exclude driving, is to take the train which will typically cost around A$62 ($42) for a standard one-way ticket.
Yes there is a train service that runs between Albury and Ballarat. It typically takes around 5h 25m and departs every 20 mins.
There are no direct train services that runs from Albury to Ballarat. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Southern Cross. These services run every 20 mins and will take a minimum of 5h 25m.
V-Line and XPT run train services between Albury and Ballarat. Trains depart every 20 mins and will take around 5h 25m, 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 Albury and Ballarat. It typically takes around 5h 50m and departs once daily.
There are no direct bus services that runs from Albury to Ballarat. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Melbourne. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 5h 50m.
Greyhound Australia, V-Line and Firefly Express run regular bus services between Albury and Ballarat. Buses run once daily and take around 5h 50m on average but will vary depending on you book with.
It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Albury to Ballarat. We recommend that you fly from Albury (ABX) to Melbourne (MEL) then take the train to Ballarat. instead which will take 3hrs.
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 Albury and Ballarat. The distance is around 414km (257 miles) by road and it will take around 4h 20m in normal traffic conditons.
If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Albury to Ballarat is to take the train which takes, on average, 5h 25m and will usually cost around A$64 ($43).
Plane and Train
|hourly||399km (248 miles)|
Train via Southern Cross + 1 similar
|once daily||418km (260 miles)|
|every 20 mins||418km (260 miles)|
|once daily||439km (273 miles)|
|on demand||414km (257 miles)|
The following major airports near Ballarat offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.