How to travel from Ballarat to Kalgoorlie, Australia

The distance between Ballarat and Kalgoorlie is around 2,790km (1,733 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take the bus and then fly which takes around 10h 40m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Ballarat to Kalgoorlie by bus, plane, 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 Plane

Take the bus to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East then fly from Mount Gambier (MGB) to Kalgoorlie (KGI).

  • Duration10h 40m
  • Flight time5h 35m
  • Typical cost
    A$1,550($1,045)
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Train

Take the train to Southern Cross, Central Station then Perth and then to Kalgoorlie Stn Transwa Kalgoorlie.

  • Duration3 days 23h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$955($640)
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Multiple train operators

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Drive

Drive to Kalgoorlie.

  • Duration1 day 5h
  • Distance2,790km (1,733 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballarat and Kalgoorlie

There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Kalgoorlie by bus, plane, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the train which costs around A$955 ($640) and will take around 3 days 23h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take the bus and then fly and arrive in approximately 10h 40m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$1,550 ($1,045).

The distance between Ballarat and Kalgoorlie is around 2,790km (1,733 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,188km (1,360 miles)

It takes around 10h 40m to get from Ballarat and Kalgoorlie by bus 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 Kalgoorlie is to take the bus and then fly which takes around 10h 40m and will set you back approx A$1,550 ($1,045).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Kalgoorlie, if you exclude driving, is to take the train which will typically cost around A$955 ($640) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Ballarat and Kalgoorlie. It typically takes around 3 days 23h and departs once a week.

There are no direct train services that runs from Ballarat to Kalgoorlie. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Southern Cross, Central Station, Perth and East Perth Stn Platform 2. These services run once a week and will take a minimum of 3 days 23h.

V/Line, NSW TrainLink XPT, Journey Beyond - Indian Pacific and Transwa run train services between Ballarat and Kalgoorlie. Trains depart once a week and will take around 3 days 23h, 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 Kalgoorlie. We recommend that you take the bus to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East then fly from Mount Gambier (MGB) to Kalgoorlie (KGI). instead which will take 10h 40m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballarat to Kalgoorlie. We recommend that you take the bus to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East then fly from Mount Gambier (MGB) to Kalgoorlie (KGI). instead which will take 10h 40m.

The closest major airport to Kalgoorlie is Kalgoorlie Airport (KGI) (KGI) which is approximately 5km (3 miles) from Kalgoorlie. Esperance Airport (EPR) (EPR) 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 Kalgoorlie. The distance is around 2,790km (1,733 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 Kalgoorlie is to take the bus and then fly which takes, on average, 10h 40m and will usually cost around A$1,550 ($1,045).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Ballarat and Kalgoorlie

Transport options from Ballarat to Kalgoorlie
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus and Plane
10h 40m
A$1,550($1,045)
5 times a week3,360km (2,088 miles)
Train
3 days 23h
A$955($640)
once a week5,655km (3,514 miles)
Drive
1 day 5h
A$525($355)
on demand2,790km (1,733 miles)

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Airports near Kalgoorlie

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

KGI
Kalgoorlie Airport (KGI)
Domestic Airport
Distance
5km (3 miles) from Kalgoorlie
EPR
Esperance Airport (EPR)
Domestic Airport
Distance
328km (204 miles) from Kalgoorlie
PER
Perth Airport (PER)
International Airport
Distance
540km (335 miles) from Kalgoorlie