How to travel from Ballarat to Bunbury, Australia

The distance between Ballarat and Bunbury is around 3,440km (2,138 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive which takes around 1 day 11h.

2 routes found

We've found 2 different ways to get from Ballarat to Bunbury by bus, train 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 and Train

Take the bus to Adelaide then take the train to Perth and then to Bunbury Stn Transwa Rail Bunbury.

  • Duration2 days 18h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$635($425)
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Drive

Drive to Bunbury.

  • Duration1 day 11h
  • Distance3,440km (2,138 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballarat and Bunbury

There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Bunbury by bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take the train which costs around A$635 ($425) and will take around 2 days 18h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and arrive in approximately 1 day 11h, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$650 ($435).

The distance between Ballarat and Bunbury is around 3,440km (2,138 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,590km (1,609 miles)

It takes around 2 days 18h to get from Ballarat and Bunbury by bus and train. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 11h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Bunbury is to drive which takes around 1 day 11h and will set you back approx A$650 ($435).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Bunbury, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus and then take the train which will typically cost around A$635 ($425) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballarat and Bunbury. We recommend that you drive to Bunbury. instead which will take 1 day 11h.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Ballarat and Bunbury. We recommend that you drive to Bunbury. instead which will take 1 day 11h.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballarat to Bunbury. We recommend that you take the bus to Adelaide then take the train to Perth and then to Bunbury Stn Transwa Rail Bunbury. instead which will take 2 days 18h.

The closest major airport to Bunbury is Busselton Airport (BQB) (BQB) which is approximately 46km (28 miles) from Bunbury. Perth Airport (PER) (PER) and Albany Airport (ALH) (ALH) 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 Bunbury. The distance is around 3,440km (2,138 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 11h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballarat to Bunbury is to take the bus and then take the train which takes, on average, 2 days 18h and will usually cost around A$635 ($425).

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Transport options from Ballarat to Bunbury
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus and Train
2 days 18h
A$635($425)
once a week3,462km (2,151 miles)
Drive
1 day 11h
A$650($435)
on demand3,440km (2,138 miles)

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Airports near Bunbury

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

BQB
Busselton Airport (BQB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
46km (28 miles) from Bunbury
PER
Perth Airport (PER)
International Airport
Distance
158km (98 miles) from Bunbury
ALH
Albany Airport (ALH)
Domestic Airport
Distance
269km (167 miles) from Bunbury