How to travel from Ballarat to Fremantle, Australia

The distance between Ballarat and Fremantle is around 3,328km (2,068 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take the train and then fly which takes around 9h 45m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Ballarat to Fremantle by train, plane 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 Perth (PER).

  • Duration9h 45m
  • Flight time6h 15m
  • Typical cost
    A$755($505)
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Multiple operators

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Train

Take the train to Ararat Station then Adelaide and then to Perth.

  • Duration2 days 3h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$740($500)
Operated by

Multiple train operators

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Drive

Drive to Fremantle.

  • Duration1 day 10h
  • Distance3,328km (2,068 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballarat and Fremantle

There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Fremantle by train, plane and car. The cheapest option is to take the train which costs around A$740 ($500) and will take around 2 days 3h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take the train and then fly and arrive in approximately 9h 45m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$755 ($505).

The distance between Ballarat and Fremantle is around 3,328km (2,068 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,628km (1,633 miles)

It takes around 9h 45m to get from Ballarat and Fremantle by train and plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 10h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Fremantle is to take the train and then fly which takes around 9h 45m and will set you back approx A$755 ($505).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Fremantle, if you exclude driving, is to take the train which will typically cost around A$740 ($500) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Ballarat and Fremantle. It typically takes around 2 days 3h and departs once a week.

There are no direct train services that runs from Ballarat to Fremantle. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Ararat Station, Adelaide and Perth. These services run once a week and will take a minimum of 2 days 3h.

V-Line, PTV Overland and Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific run train services between Ballarat and Fremantle. Trains depart once a week and will take around 2 days 3h, however, this may vary depending on the particular service and whether it runs express or stops all stations.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Ballarat and Fremantle. We recommend that you take the train to Footscray then fly from Avalon (AVV) to Perth (PER). instead which will take 9h 45m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballarat to Fremantle. We recommend that you take the train to Footscray then fly from Avalon (AVV) to Perth (PER). instead which will take 9h 45m.

The closest major airport to Fremantle is Perth Airport (PER) (PER) which is approximately 24km (15 miles) from Fremantle. Busselton Airport (BQB) (BQB) 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 Fremantle. The distance is around 3,328km (2,068 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 10h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballarat to Fremantle is to take the train and then fly which takes, on average, 9h 45m and will usually cost around A$755 ($505).

How do I get from Ballarat to Fremantle

Compare travel optionsbetween Ballarat and Fremantle

Transport options from Ballarat to Fremantle
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Train and Plane
9h 45m
A$755($505)
twice daily4,220km (2,622 miles)
Train
2 days 3h
A$740($500)
once a week3,328km (2,068 miles)
Drive
1 day 10h
A$440($295)
on demand3,328km (2,068 miles)

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Airports near Fremantle

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

PER
Perth Airport (PER)
International Airport
Distance
24km (15 miles) from Fremantle
BQB
Busselton Airport (BQB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
184km (114 miles) from Fremantle
ALH
Albany Airport (ALH)
Domestic Airport
Distance
374km (232 miles) from Fremantle