How to travel from Ballarat to Port Fairy, Australia

The distance between Ballarat and Port Fairy is around 198km (123 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive which takes around 2h 25m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Ballarat to Port Fairy by 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 Hamilton Station and then to Port Fairy Visitor Centre.

  • Duration3h 25m
  • Departs3 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$37($25)
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Drive

Drive to Port Fairy.

  • Duration2h 25m
  • Distance198km (123 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballarat and Port Fairy

There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Port Fairy by bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$31 ($21) and will take around 3h 35m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and arrive in approximately 2h 25m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$27 ($18).

The distance between Ballarat and Port Fairy is around 198km (123 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 169km (105 miles)

It takes around 3h 25m to get from Ballarat and Port Fairy by bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 2h 25m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Port Fairy is to drive which takes around 2h 25m and will set you back approx A$27 ($18).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Port Fairy, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$31 ($21) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballarat and Port Fairy. We recommend that you drive to Port Fairy. instead which will take 2h 25m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballarat and Port Fairy. It typically takes around 3h 25m and departs 3 times a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballarat to Port Fairy. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Hamilton Station. These services run 3 times a week and will take a minimum of 3h 25m.

V-Line run regular bus services between Ballarat and Port Fairy. Buses run 3 times a week and take around 3h 25m 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 Port Fairy. We recommend that you take the bus to Hamilton Station and then to Port Fairy Visitor Centre. instead which will take 3h 25m.

The closest major airport to Port Fairy is Mount Gambier Airport (MGB) (MGB) which is approximately 146km (91 miles) from Port Fairy. Avalon Airport (AVV) (AVV) and Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (MEL) 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 Port Fairy. The distance is around 198km (123 miles) by road and it will take around 2h 25m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballarat to Port Fairy is to take the bus which takes, on average, 3h 25m and will usually cost around A$37 ($25).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Ballarat and Port Fairy

Transport options from Ballarat to Port Fairy
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus + 1 similar
3h 25m
A$37($25)
3 times a week265km (164 miles)
Bus to Warrnambool Station3h 35m
A$31($21)
5 times a week228km (142 miles)
Drive
2h 25m
A$27($18)
on demand198km (123 miles)

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Airports near Port Fairy

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

MGB
Mount Gambier Airport (MGB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
146km (91 miles) from Port Fairy
AVV
Avalon Airport (AVV)
International Airport
Distance
199km (124 miles) from Port Fairy
MEL
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)
International Airport
Distance
242km (150 miles) from Port Fairy