How to travel from Ballarat to Bright, Australia

The distance between Ballarat and Bright is around 409km (254 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive which takes around 4h 25m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Ballarat to Bright by train, 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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Bus

Take the bus to Southern Cross Coach Terminal then Wangaratta Station and then to Alpine Hotel.

  • Duration5h 50m
  • Departs5 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$67($45)
Operated by

V-Line

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Train and Bus

Take the train to Southern Cross and then to Wangaratta Station Platform 1 then take the bus to Alpine Hotel.

  • Duration5h 35m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$70($47)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Drive

Drive to Bright.

  • Duration4h 25m
  • Distance409km (254 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballarat and Bright

There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Bright by train, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$67 ($45) and will take around 5h 50m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and arrive in approximately 4h 25m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$55 ($37).

The distance between Ballarat and Bright is around 409km (254 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 290km (180 miles)

It takes around 5h 35m to get from Ballarat and Bright by train and bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 4h 25m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Bright is to drive which takes around 4h 25m and will set you back approx A$55 ($37).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Bright, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$67 ($45) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballarat and Bright. We recommend that you drive to Bright. instead which will take 4h 25m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballarat and Bright. It typically takes around 5h 50m and departs 5 times a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballarat to Bright. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Southern Cross Coach Terminal and Wangaratta Station. These services run 5 times a week and will take a minimum of 5h 50m.

V-Line, Firefly Express and PTV Regional Transit run regular bus services between Ballarat and Bright. Buses run 5 times a week and take around 5h 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 Bright. We recommend that you take the train to Southern Cross and then to Wangaratta Station Platform 1 then take the bus to Alpine Hotel. instead which will take 5h 35m.

The closest major airport to Bright is Albury Airport (ABX) (ABX) which is approximately 73km (46 miles) from Bright. Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (MEL) 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 Bright. The distance is around 409km (254 miles) by road and it will take around 4h 25m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballarat to Bright is to take the train and then take the bus which takes, on average, 5h 35m and will usually cost around A$70 ($47).

How do I get from Ballarat to Bright

Compare travel optionsbetween Ballarat and Bright

Transport options from Ballarat to Bright
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus
5h 50m
A$67($45)
5 times a week475km (295 miles)
Train and Bus + 2 similar
5h 35m
A$70($47)
once daily441km (274 miles)
Train to Southern Cross, bus5h 50m
A$68($46)
twice daily441km (274 miles)
Train to Southern Cross, bus6hrs
A$100($68)
twice a week448km (278 miles)
Drive
4h 25m
A$55($37)
on demand409km (254 miles)

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Airports near Bright

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

ABX
Albury Airport (ABX)
Domestic Airport
Distance
73km (46 miles) from Bright
MEL
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)
International Airport
Distance
215km (134 miles) from Bright
CBR
Canberra International Airport (CBR)
International Airport
Distance
255km (159 miles) from Bright