How to travel from Ballarat to Bendigo, Australia

The distance between Ballarat and Bendigo is around 119km (74 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a taxi which takes around 1h 30m.

4 routes found

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

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Bus

Take the bus to Bendigo Station.

  • Duration1h 50m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$16($11)
Operated by

V-Line

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train
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train
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Train

Take the train to Footscray and then to Bendigo Station.

  • Duration3hrs
  • Departshourly
  • Typical cost
    A$45($30)
Operated by

V-Line

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taxi
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Taxi

Take a taxi to Bendigo.

  • Duration1h 30m
  • Departson demand
  • Typical cost
    A$255($170)
Operated by

13 Cabs

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Drive

Drive to Bendigo.

  • Duration1h 30m
  • Distance119km (74 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballarat and Bendigo

There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Bendigo by bus, train, taxi and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$16 ($11) and will take around 1h 50m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take a taxi and arrive in approximately 1h 30m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$255 ($170).

The distance between Ballarat and Bendigo is around 119km (74 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 97km (60 miles)

It takes around 1h 50m to get from Ballarat and Bendigo by bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1h 30m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Bendigo is to take a taxi which takes around 1h 30m and will set you back approx A$255 ($170).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Bendigo, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$16 ($11) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Ballarat and Bendigo. It typically takes around 3hrs and departs hourly.

There are no direct train services that runs from Ballarat to Bendigo. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Footscray. These services run hourly and will take a minimum of 3hrs.

V-Line run train services between Ballarat and Bendigo. Trains depart hourly and will take around 3hrs, however, this may vary depending on the particular service and whether it runs express or stops all stations.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballarat and Bendigo. It typically takes around 1h 50m and departs once daily.

Yes there is a direct bus service that runs between Ballarat and Bendigo with no changeovers required. The bus runs once daily and takes 1h 50m.

V-Line run regular bus services between Ballarat and Bendigo. Buses run once daily and take around 1h 50m on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballarat to Bendigo. We recommend that you take the bus to Bendigo Station. instead which will take 1h 50m.

The closest major airport to Bendigo is Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (MEL) which is approximately 113km (70 miles) from Bendigo. Avalon Airport (AVV) (AVV) and Albury Airport (ABX) (ABX) 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 Bendigo. The distance is around 119km (74 miles) by road and it will take around 1h 30m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballarat to Bendigo is to take the bus which takes, on average, 1h 50m and will usually cost around A$16 ($11).

How do I get from Ballarat to Bendigo

Compare travel optionsbetween Ballarat and Bendigo

Transport options from Ballarat to Bendigo
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus
1h 50m
A$16($11)
once daily119km (74 miles)
Train
3hrs
A$45($30)
hourly265km (164 miles)
Taxi
1h 30m
A$255($170)
on demand119km (74 miles)
Drive
1h 30m
A$16($11)
on demand119km (74 miles)

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Airports near Bendigo

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

MEL
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)
International Airport
Distance
113km (70 miles) from Bendigo
AVV
Avalon Airport (AVV)
International Airport
Distance
142km (88 miles) from Bendigo
ABX
Albury Airport (ABX)
Domestic Airport
Distance
251km (156 miles) from Bendigo