How to travel from Ballarat to Orange, Australia

The distance between Ballarat and Orange is around 755km (469 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take the train and then fly which takes around 3h 55m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Ballarat to Orange 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 Southern Cross then fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Orange (OAG).

  • Duration3h 55m
  • Flight time1h 35m
  • Typical cost
    A$440($295)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Bus

Take the bus to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Gundagai then Cootamundra Station Coach Bay 1 and then to Orange Station Coach Bay 1.

  • Duration11h 30m
  • Departs4 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$105($71)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Train

Take the train to Southern Cross then Central Station and then to Orange Station.

  • Duration17h 30m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$145($95)
Operated by

Multiple train operators

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Drive

Drive to Orange.

  • Duration9h 10m
  • Distance847km (527 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballarat and Orange

There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Orange by train, plane, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$105 ($71) and will take around 11h 30m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take the train and then fly and arrive in approximately 3h 55m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$440 ($295).

The distance between Ballarat and Orange is around 755km (469 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 672km (417 miles)

It takes around 3h 55m to get from Ballarat and Orange by train and plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 9h 10m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Orange is to take the train and then fly which takes around 3h 55m and will set you back approx A$440 ($295).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Orange, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$105 ($71) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Ballarat and Orange. It typically takes around 17h 30m and departs once daily.

There are no direct train services that runs from Ballarat to Orange. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Southern Cross and Central Station. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 17h 30m.

V/Line, NSW TrainLink XPT and NSW TrainLink run train services between Ballarat and Orange. Trains depart once daily and will take around 17h 30m, however, this may vary depending on the particular service and whether it runs express or stops all stations.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballarat and Orange. It typically takes around 11h 30m and departs 4 times a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballarat to Orange. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Gundagai and Cootamundra Station Coach Bay 1. These services run 4 times a week and will take a minimum of 11h 30m.

V/Line, Firefly Express and NSW TrainLink run regular bus services between Ballarat and Orange. Buses run 4 times a week and take around 11h 30m 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 Orange. We recommend that you take the train to Southern Cross then fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Orange (OAG). instead which will take 3h 55m.

The closest major airport to Orange is Orange Airport (OAG) (OAG) which is approximately 11km (7 miles) from Orange. Sydney Airport (SYD) (SYD) 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 Orange. The distance is around 847km (527 miles) by road and it will take around 9h 10m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballarat to Orange is to take the train and then fly which takes, on average, 3h 55m and will usually cost around A$440 ($295).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Ballarat and Orange

Transport options from Ballarat to Orange
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Train and Plane + 1 similar
3h 55m
A$440($295)
hourly755km (469 miles)
Train to Footscray, Fly4h 45m
A$495($335)
4 times a day1,125km (699 miles)
Bus
11h 30m
A$105($71)
4 times a week907km (564 miles)
Train
17h 30m
A$145($95)
once daily1,373km (853 miles)
Drive
9h 10m
A$160($110)
on demand847km (527 miles)

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Airports near Orange

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

OAG
Orange Airport (OAG)
Domestic Airport
Distance
11km (7 miles) from Orange
SYD
Sydney Airport (SYD)
International Airport
Distance
206km (128 miles) from Orange
CBR
Canberra International Airport (CBR)
International Airport
Distance
225km (140 miles) from Orange