How to travel from Ballarat to Shepparton, Australia

The distance between Ballarat and Shepparton is around 273km (170 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive which takes around 2h 60m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Ballarat to Shepparton 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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Train

Take the train to Southern Cross and then to Shepparton Station.

  • Duration4h 5m
  • Departs4 times a day
  • Typical cost
    A$48($32)
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V-Line

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Bus

Take the bus to Southern Cross Coach Terminal and then to Shepparton Station.

  • Duration4h 10m
  • Departstwice a week
  • Typical cost
    A$52($35)
Operated by

V-Line

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Drive

Drive to Shepparton.

  • Duration2h 60m
  • Distance273km (170 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballarat and Shepparton

There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Shepparton by train, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$21 ($14) and will take around 5h 15m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and arrive in approximately 2h 60m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$37 ($25).

The distance between Ballarat and Shepparton is around 273km (170 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 190km (118 miles)

It takes around 4h 5m to get from Ballarat and Shepparton by train. If you are travelling by car it will take around 2h 60m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Shepparton is to drive which takes around 2h 60m and will set you back approx A$37 ($25).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Shepparton, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$21 ($14) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Ballarat and Shepparton. It typically takes around 4h 5m and departs 4 times a day.

There are no direct train services that runs from Ballarat to Shepparton. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Southern Cross. These services run 4 times a day and will take a minimum of 4h 5m.

V-Line run train services between Ballarat and Shepparton. Trains depart 4 times a day and will take around 4h 5m, 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 Shepparton. It typically takes around 4h 10m and departs twice a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballarat to Shepparton. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Southern Cross Coach Terminal and Dryburgh St/Spencer St. These services run twice a week and will take a minimum of 4h 10m.

V-Line, Firefly Express and PTV Regional Transit run regular bus services between Ballarat and Shepparton. Buses run twice a week and take around 4h 10m 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 Shepparton. We recommend that you take the train to Southern Cross and then to Shepparton Station. instead which will take 4h 5m.

The closest major airport to Shepparton is Albury Airport (ABX) (ABX) which is approximately 144km (89 miles) from Shepparton. Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (MEL) and Avalon Airport (AVV) (AVV) 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 Shepparton. The distance is around 273km (170 miles) by road and it will take around 2h 60m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballarat to Shepparton is to take the train which takes, on average, 4h 5m and will usually cost around A$48 ($32).

How do I get from Ballarat to Shepparton

Compare travel optionsbetween Ballarat and Shepparton

Transport options from Ballarat to Shepparton
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Train
4h 5m
A$48($32)
4 times a day295km (183 miles)
Bus + 1 similar
4h 10m
A$52($35)
twice a week344km (214 miles)
Bus via Bendigo Station5h 15m
A$21($14)
5 times a week285km (177 miles)
Drive
2h 60m
A$37($25)
on demand273km (170 miles)

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Airports near Shepparton

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

ABX
Albury Airport (ABX)
Domestic Airport
Distance
144km (89 miles) from Shepparton
MEL
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)
International Airport
Distance
152km (94 miles) from Shepparton
AVV
Avalon Airport (AVV)
International Airport
Distance
200km (125 miles) from Shepparton