The distance between Ballarat and Shoal Bay is around 1,146km (712 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive which takes around 12h 10m.
We've found 5 different ways to get from Ballarat to Shoal Bay by train, bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.
👋 Also check out Shoal Bay → Ballarat if you're planning a return trip.
Take the bus to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Parramatta then Newcastle Interchange Stand C and then to Tomaree Rd Before Verona Rd.
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Take the train to Southern Cross then Central Station and then to Newcastle Interchange then take the bus to Tomaree Rd Before Verona Rd.
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There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Shoal Bay by train, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$100 ($66) and will take around 16h 55m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and arrive in approximately 12h 10m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$215 ($145).
The distance between Ballarat and Shoal Bay is around 1,146km (712 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 927km (576 miles)
It takes around 17hrs to get from Ballarat and Shoal Bay by train and bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 12h 10m to drive there.
The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Shoal Bay is to drive which takes around 12h 10m and will set you back approx A$215 ($145).
The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Shoal Bay, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$100 ($66) for a standard one-way ticket.
There is no train service that runs between Ballarat and Shoal Bay. We recommend that you drive to Shoal Bay. instead which will take 12h 10m.
Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballarat and Shoal Bay. It typically takes around 16h 55m and departs 4 times a week.
There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballarat to Shoal Bay. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Parramatta, Hornsby Station Stand F and Newcastle Interchange Stand C. These services run 4 times a week and will take a minimum of 16h 55m.
V/Line, Firefly Express, Transport for NSW and Port Stephens Coaches run regular bus services between Ballarat and Shoal Bay. Buses run 4 times a week and take around 16h 55m on average but will vary depending on you book with.
It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballarat to Shoal Bay. We recommend that you take the train to Southern Cross then Central Station and then to Hamilton Station then take the bus to Tomaree Rd Before Verona Rd. instead which will take 17hrs.
The closest major airport to Shoal Bay is Newcastle Airport (NTL) (NTL) which is approximately 33km (20 miles) from Shoal Bay. Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ) (PQQ) and Sydney Airport (SYD) (SYD) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.
Yes it is possible to drive from Ballarat and Shoal Bay. The distance is around 1,146km (712 miles) by road and it will take around 12h 10m in normal traffic conditons.
If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballarat to Shoal Bay is to take the train and then take the bus which takes, on average, 17hrs and will usually cost around A$115 ($77).
|4 times a week||1,210km (752 miles)|
Train to Southern Cross, bus + 2 similar
|once daily||1,288km (800 miles)|
|Train and Bus||17hrs|
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|Train to Southern Cross, bus||17h 50m|
|once daily||1,284km (798 miles)|
|on demand||1,146km (712 miles)|
The following major airports near Shoal Bay offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.