The distance between Ballarat and Swansea is around 1,064km (661 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive which takes around 11h 10m.
We've found 3 different ways to get from Ballarat to Swansea 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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Take the train to Southern Cross then Central Station and then to Morisset Station.
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Take the bus to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St then Sydney and then to Charlestown.
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There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Swansea by train, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$225 ($150) and will take around 16h 45m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and arrive in approximately 11h 10m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$140 ($95).
The distance between Ballarat and Swansea is around 1,064km (661 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 863km (536 miles)
It takes around 15h 20m to get from Ballarat and Swansea by train. If you are travelling by car it will take around 11h 10m to drive there.
The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Swansea is to drive which takes around 11h 10m and will set you back approx A$140 ($95).
The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Swansea, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$225 ($150) for a standard one-way ticket.
Yes there is a train service that runs between Ballarat and Swansea. It typically takes around 15h 20m and departs once daily.
There are no direct train services that runs from Ballarat to Swansea. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Southern Cross, Central Station and Morisset Station. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 15h 20m.
V-Line, XPT and Transport NSW run train services between Ballarat and Swansea. Trains depart once daily and will take around 15h 20m, however, this may vary depending on the particular service and whether it runs express or stops all stations.
Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballarat and Swansea. It typically takes around 16h 45m and departs 6 times a week.
There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballarat to Swansea. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Sydney and Charlestown. These services run 6 times a week and will take a minimum of 16h 45m.
V-Line, Firefly Express, Greyhound Australia and Premier Motor Service run regular bus services between Ballarat and Swansea. Buses run 6 times a week and take around 16h 45m on average but will vary depending on you book with.
It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballarat to Swansea. We recommend that you take the train to Southern Cross then Central Station and then to Morisset Station. instead which will take 15h 20m.
The closest major airport to Swansea is Newcastle Airport (NTL) (NTL) which is approximately 37km (23 miles) from Swansea. Sydney Airport (SYD) (SYD) and Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ) (PQQ) 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 Swansea. The distance is around 1,064km (661 miles) by road and it will take around 11h 10m in normal traffic conditons.
If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballarat to Swansea is to take the train which takes, on average, 15h 20m and will usually cost around A$240 ($160).
|once daily||1,210km (752 miles)|
|6 times a week||1,235km (768 miles)|
|on demand||1,064km (661 miles)|
The following major airports near Swansea offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.