How to travel from Ballarat to Bathurst, Australia

The distance between Ballarat and Bathurst is around 3,251km (2,020 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take the train and then fly which takes around 12h 55m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Ballarat to Bathurst 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 Southern Cross then fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Albany (ALH).

  • Duration12h 55m
  • Flight time10h 40m
  • Typical cost
    A$2,135($1,435)
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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 22h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$650($440)
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Drive

Drive to Campbell Rd After Bathhurst St.

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

There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Bathurst by train, plane, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take the train which costs around A$650 ($440) and will take around 2 days 22h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take the train and then fly and arrive in approximately 12h 55m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$2,135 ($1,435).

The distance between Ballarat and Bathurst is around 3,251km (2,020 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 693km (431 miles)

It takes around 12h 55m to get from Ballarat and Bathurst 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 Bathurst is to take the train and then fly which takes around 12h 55m and will set you back approx A$2,135 ($1,435).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Bathurst, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus and then take the train which will typically cost around A$650 ($440) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballarat and Bathurst. We recommend that you take the train to Southern Cross then fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Albany (ALH). instead which will take 12h 55m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Ballarat and Bathurst. We recommend that you take the train to Southern Cross then fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Albany (ALH). instead which will take 12h 55m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballarat to Bathurst. We recommend that you take the train to Southern Cross then fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Albany (ALH). instead which will take 12h 55m.

The closest major airport to Bathurst is Orange Airport (OAG) (OAG) which is approximately 42km (26 miles) from Bathurst. Sydney Airport (SYD) (SYD) and Canberra International Airport (CBR) (CBR) 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 Bathurst. 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 Bathurst is to take the train and then fly which takes, on average, 12h 55m and will usually cost around A$2,135 ($1,435).

How do I get from Ballarat to Bathurst

Compare travel optionsbetween Ballarat and Bathurst

Transport options from Ballarat to Bathurst
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Train and Plane
12h 55m
A$2,135($1,435)
hourly5,579km (3,467 miles)
Bus and Train
2 days 22h
A$650($440)
once a week3,702km (2,300 miles)
Drive
1 day 9h
A$615($415)
on demand3,251km (2,020 miles)

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Airports near Bathurst

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

OAG
Orange Airport (OAG)
Domestic Airport
Distance
42km (26 miles) from Bathurst
SYD
Sydney Airport (SYD)
International Airport
Distance
159km (99 miles) from Bathurst
CBR
Canberra International Airport (CBR)
International Airport
Distance
214km (133 miles) from Bathurst