How to travel from Ballarat to Albany, Australia

The distance between Ballarat and Albany is around 3,197km (1,987 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take the train and then fly which takes around 9h 50m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Ballarat to Albany by train, plane, bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Train and Plane

Take the train to Footscray then fly from Avalon (AVV) to Albany (ALH).

  • Duration9h 50m
  • Flight time7h 25m
  • Typical cost
    A$520($350)
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Bus and Train

Take the bus to Adelaide then take the train to Perth then take the bus to Proudlove Pde Transwa Albany.

  • Duration2 days 10h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$745($500)
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Drive

Drive to Albany.

  • Duration1 day 9h
  • Distance3,251km (2,020 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballarat and Albany

There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Albany by train, plane, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the train and then fly which costs around A$520 ($350) and will take around 9h 50m.

The distance between Ballarat and Albany is around 3,197km (1,987 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,338km (1,453 miles)

It takes around 9h 50m to get from Ballarat and Albany by train and plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 9h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Albany is to take the train and then fly which takes around 9h 50m and will set you back approx A$520 ($350).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Albany, if you exclude driving, is to take the train and then fly which will typically cost around A$520 ($350) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballarat and Albany. We recommend that you take the train to Footscray then fly from Avalon (AVV) to Albany (ALH). instead which will take 9h 50m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Ballarat and Albany. We recommend that you take the train to Footscray then fly from Avalon (AVV) to Albany (ALH). instead which will take 9h 50m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballarat to Albany. We recommend that you take the train to Footscray then fly from Avalon (AVV) to Albany (ALH). instead which will take 9h 50m.

The closest major airport to Albany is Albany Airport (ALH) (ALH) which is approximately 11km (7 miles) from Albany. Busselton Airport (BQB) (BQB) and Perth Airport (PER) (PER) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Ballarat and Albany. The distance is around 3,251km (2,020 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 9h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballarat to Albany is to take the train and then fly which takes, on average, 9h 50m and will usually cost around A$520 ($350).

How do I get from Ballarat to Albany

Compare travel optionsbetween Ballarat and Albany

Transport options from Ballarat to Albany
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Train and Plane + 1 similar
9h 50m
A$520($350)
twice daily4,576km (2,843 miles)
Bus and Plane10h 10m
A$665($450)
5 times a week3,197km (1,987 miles)
Bus and Train
2 days 10h
A$745($500)
once a week3,700km (2,299 miles)
Drive
1 day 9h
A$430($290)
on demand3,251km (2,020 miles)

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Airports near Albany

The following major airports near Albany offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.

ALH
Albany Airport (ALH)
Domestic Airport
Distance
11km (7 miles) from Albany
BQB
Busselton Airport (BQB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
272km (169 miles) from Albany
PER
Perth Airport (PER)
International Airport
Distance
387km (241 miles) from Albany