How to travel from Ballarat to Esperance, Australia

The distance between Ballarat and Esperance is around 2,792km (1,735 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take the train and then fly which takes around 8h 45m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Ballarat to Esperance 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 Esperance (EPR).

  • Duration8h 45m
  • Flight time6h 15m
  • Typical cost
    A$430($290)
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Bus and Train

Take the bus to Adelaide then take the train to Perth then take the bus to Transwa Bay Transwa Esperance.

  • Duration2 days 13h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$760($515)
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Drive

Drive to Esperance.

  • Duration1 day 5h
  • Distance2,792km (1,735 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballarat and Esperance

There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Esperance by train, plane, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the train and then fly which costs around A$430 ($290) and will take around 8h 45m.

The distance between Ballarat and Esperance is around 2,792km (1,735 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,021km (1,256 miles)

It takes around 8h 45m to get from Ballarat and Esperance by train and plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 5h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Esperance is to take the train and then fly which takes around 8h 45m and will set you back approx A$430 ($290).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Esperance, if you exclude driving, is to take the train and then fly which will typically cost around A$430 ($290) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballarat and Esperance. We recommend that you take the train to Footscray then fly from Avalon (AVV) to Esperance (EPR). instead which will take 8h 45m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Ballarat and Esperance. We recommend that you take the train to Footscray then fly from Avalon (AVV) to Esperance (EPR). instead which will take 8h 45m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballarat to Esperance. We recommend that you take the train to Footscray then fly from Avalon (AVV) to Esperance (EPR). instead which will take 8h 45m.

The closest major airport to Esperance is Esperance Airport (EPR) (EPR) which is approximately 20km (13 miles) from Esperance. Kalgoorlie Airport (KGI) (KGI) 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 Esperance. The distance is around 2,792km (1,735 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 5h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballarat to Esperance is to take the train and then fly which takes, on average, 8h 45m and will usually cost around A$430 ($290).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Ballarat and Esperance

Transport options from Ballarat to Esperance
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Train and Plane + 2 similar
8h 45m
A$430($290)
twice daily3,508km (2,179 miles)
Bus and Plane10h 40m
A$665($445)
5 times a week3,412km (2,120 miles)
Train to Southern Cross, Fly12h 60m
A$1,130($760)
hourly5,794km (3,600 miles)
Bus and Train
2 days 13h
A$760($515)
once a week4,019km (2,497 miles)
Drive
1 day 5h
A$370($250)
on demand2,792km (1,735 miles)

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Airports near Esperance

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

EPR
Esperance Airport (EPR)
Domestic Airport
Distance
20km (13 miles) from Esperance
KGI
Kalgoorlie Airport (KGI)
Domestic Airport
Distance
344km (214 miles) from Esperance
PER
Perth Airport (PER)
International Airport
Distance
594km (369 miles) from Esperance