How to travel from Ballarat to Rye, Australia

The distance between Ballarat and Rye is around 202km (126 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 Rye 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 Frankston and then to Elgan Ave/Point Nepean Rd.

  • Duration5h 35m
  • Departs6 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$25($17)
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Train and Bus

Take the train to Southern Cross and then to Frankston then take the bus to Lyons Ave/Point Nepean Rd.

  • Duration3h 55m
  • Departshourly
  • Typical cost
    A$27($18)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Drive

Drive to Rye.

  • Duration2h 25m
  • Distance206km (128 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballarat and Rye

There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Rye by train, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$25 ($17) and will take around 5h 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$40 ($27).

The distance between Ballarat and Rye is around 202km (126 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 123km (77 miles)

It takes around 3h 55m to get from Ballarat and Rye by train and bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 2h 25m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Rye is to drive which takes around 2h 25m and will set you back approx A$40 ($27).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Rye, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$25 ($17) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

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

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballarat and Rye. It typically takes around 5h 35m and departs 6 times a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballarat to Rye. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, King St/Lonsdale St, Mitcham Station/Colombo St and Frankston. These services run 6 times a week and will take a minimum of 5h 35m.

V/Line, Firefly Express and Metropolitan buses run regular bus services between Ballarat and Rye. Buses run 6 times a week and take around 5h 35m 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 Rye. We recommend that you take the train to Southern Cross and then to Frankston then take the bus to Lyons Ave/Point Nepean Rd. instead which will take 3h 55m.

The closest major airport to Rye is Avalon Airport (AVV) (AVV) which is approximately 49km (31 miles) from Rye. 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.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Ballarat and Rye. The distance is around 206km (128 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 Rye is to take the train and then take the bus which takes, on average, 3h 55m and will usually cost around A$27 ($18).

How do I get from Ballarat to Rye

Compare travel optionsbetween Ballarat and Rye

Transport options from Ballarat to Rye
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus
5h 35m
A$25($17)
6 times a week250km (155 miles)
Train and Bus
3h 55m
A$27($18)
hourly202km (126 miles)
Drive
2h 25m
A$40($27)
on demand206km (128 miles)

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Airports near Rye

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

AVV
Avalon Airport (AVV)
International Airport
Distance
49km (31 miles) from Rye
MEL
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)
International Airport
Distance
79km (49 miles) from Rye
KNS
King Island Airport (KNS)
Domestic Airport
Distance
185km (115 miles) from Rye