How to travel from Ballarat to Narooma, Australia

The distance between Ballarat and Narooma is around 795km (494 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive which takes around 9h 15m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Ballarat to Narooma by train, 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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Bus

Take the bus to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St then Bairnsdale and then to ANZ Bank/Wagonga St.

  • Duration12h 5m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$105($70)
Operated by

V/Line

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Train and Bus

Take the train to Southern Cross and then to Bairnsdale then take the bus to ANZ Bank/Wagonga St.

  • Duration11h 55m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$105($70)
Operated by

V/Line

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Drive

Drive to Narooma.

  • Duration9h 15m
  • Distance795km (494 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballarat and Narooma

There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Narooma by train, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the train and then take the bus which costs around A$105 ($70) and will take around 11h 55m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and arrive in approximately 9h 15m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$150 ($100).

The distance between Ballarat and Narooma is around 795km (494 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 577km (359 miles)

It takes around 11h 55m to get from Ballarat and Narooma by train and bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 9h 15m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Narooma is to drive which takes around 9h 15m and will set you back approx A$150 ($100).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Narooma, if you exclude driving, is to take the train and then take the bus which will typically cost around A$105 ($70) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballarat and Narooma. We recommend that you drive to Narooma. instead which will take 9h 15m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballarat and Narooma. It typically takes around 12h 5m and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballarat to Narooma. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and Bairnsdale. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 12h 5m.

V/Line and Firefly Express run regular bus services between Ballarat and Narooma. Buses run once daily and take around 12h 5m on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballarat to Narooma. We recommend that you take the train to Southern Cross and then to Bairnsdale then take the bus to ANZ Bank/Wagonga St. instead which will take 11h 55m.

The closest major airport to Narooma is Moruya Airport (MYA) (MYA) which is approximately 35km (22 miles) from Narooma. Merimbula Airport (MIM) (MIM) and Canberra International Airport (CBR) (CBR) 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 Narooma. The distance is around 795km (494 miles) by road and it will take around 9h 15m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballarat to Narooma is to take the train and then take the bus which takes, on average, 11h 55m and will usually cost around A$105 ($70).

How do I get from Ballarat to Narooma

Compare travel optionsbetween Ballarat and Narooma

Transport options from Ballarat to Narooma
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus
12h 5m
A$105($70)
once daily850km (528 miles)
Train and Bus + 1 similar
11h 55m
A$105($70)
once daily823km (511 miles)
Train to Southern Cross, bus13h 55m
A$165($110)
once daily1,013km (629 miles)
Drive
9h 15m
A$150($100)
on demand795km (494 miles)

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Airports near Narooma

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

MYA
Moruya Airport (MYA)
Domestic Airport
Distance
35km (22 miles) from Narooma
MIM
Merimbula Airport (MIM)
Domestic Airport
Distance
80km (49 miles) from Narooma
CBR
Canberra International Airport (CBR)
International Airport
Distance
132km (82 miles) from Narooma