The distance between Ballarat and Lorne is around 147km (92 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive which takes around 2hrs.
We've found 3 different ways to get from Ballarat to Lorne 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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Take the bus to Geelong and then to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd.
Take the train to Deer Park and then to Geelong then take the bus to Lorne Visitor Centre/Great Ocean Rd.
There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Lorne by bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$13 ($9) and will take around 3h 10m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and arrive in approximately 2hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$28 ($19).
The distance between Ballarat and Lorne is around 147km (92 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 109km (68 miles)
It takes around 3h 10m to get from Ballarat and Lorne by bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 2hrs to drive there.
The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Lorne is to drive which takes around 2hrs and will set you back approx A$28 ($19).
The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Lorne, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$13 ($9) for a standard one-way ticket.
There is no train service that runs between Ballarat and Lorne. We recommend that you drive to Lorne. instead which will take 2hrs.
Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballarat and Lorne. It typically takes around 3h 10m and departs every 20 mins.
There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballarat to Lorne. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Geelong. These services run every 20 mins and will take a minimum of 3h 10m.
V/Line and Public Transport Victoria run regular bus services between Ballarat and Lorne. Buses run every 20 mins and take around 3h 10m on average but will vary depending on you book with.
It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballarat to Lorne. We recommend that you take the bus to Geelong and then to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd. instead which will take 3h 10m.
The closest major airport to Lorne is Avalon Airport (AVV) (AVV) which is approximately 72km (45 miles) from Lorne. Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (MEL) and King Island Airport (KNS) (KNS) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.
Yes it is possible to drive from Ballarat and Lorne. The distance is around 147km (92 miles) by road and it will take around 2hrs in normal traffic conditons.
If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballarat to Lorne is to take the bus which takes, on average, 3h 10m and will usually cost around A$13 ($9).
|every 20 mins||161km (100 miles)|
Train and Bus
|4 times a day||230km (143 miles)|
|on demand||147km (92 miles)|
The following major airports near Lorne offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.