How to travel from Ballarat to Tamworth, Australia

The distance between Ballarat and Tamworth is around 1,241km (771 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take the train and then fly which takes around 4h 55m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Ballarat to Tamworth by train, plane, 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 and Plane

Take the train to Footscray then fly from Avalon (AVV) to Tamworth (TMW).

  • Duration4h 55m
  • Flight time2h 30m
  • Typical cost
    A$380($255)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Train via Southern Cross

Take the train to Southern Cross then Central Station and then to Tamworth Station.

  • Duration18h 45m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$160($105)
Operated by

Multiple train operators

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Bus

Take the bus to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St then Parramatta and then to Tamworth Station Coach Stop.

  • Duration19h 25m
  • Departs4 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$120($82)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Drive

Drive to Tamworth.

  • Duration13h 55m
  • Distance1,243km (772 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballarat and Tamworth

There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Tamworth by train, plane, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$120 ($82) and will take around 19h 25m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take the train and then fly and arrive in approximately 4h 55m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$380 ($255).

The distance between Ballarat and Tamworth is around 1,241km (771 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 969km (602 miles)

It takes around 4h 55m to get from Ballarat and Tamworth by train and plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 13h 55m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Tamworth is to take the train and then fly which takes around 4h 55m and will set you back approx A$380 ($255).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Tamworth, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$120 ($82) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Ballarat and Tamworth. It typically takes around 18h 50m and departs once daily.

There are no direct train services that runs from Ballarat to Tamworth. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Southern Cross and Central Station. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 18h 50m.

V/Line, NSW TrainLink XPT and NSW TrainLink run train services between Ballarat and Tamworth. Trains depart once daily and will take around 18h 50m, 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 Tamworth. It typically takes around 19h 25m and departs 4 times a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballarat to Tamworth. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Parramatta and Hornsby Station Stand F. These services run 4 times a week and will take a minimum of 19h 25m.

V/Line, Firefly Express and NSW TrainLink run regular bus services between Ballarat and Tamworth. Buses run 4 times a week and take around 19h 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 Tamworth. We recommend that you take the train to Footscray then fly from Avalon (AVV) to Tamworth (TMW). instead which will take 4h 55m.

The closest major airport to Tamworth is Tamworth Airport (TMW) (TMW) which is approximately 8km (5 miles) from Tamworth. Armidale Airport (ARM) (ARM) and Sydney Airport (SYD) (SYD) 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 Tamworth. The distance is around 1,243km (772 miles) by road and it will take around 13h 55m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballarat to Tamworth is to take the train and then fly which takes, on average, 4h 55m and will usually cost around A$380 ($255).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Ballarat and Tamworth

Transport options from Ballarat to Tamworth
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Train and Plane
4h 55m
A$380($255)
4 times a day1,241km (771 miles)
Train via Southern Cross + 1 similar
18h 45m
A$160($105)
once daily1,506km (936 miles)
Train18h 50m
A$160($105)
once daily1,506km (936 miles)
Bus
19h 25m
A$120($82)
4 times a week1,399km (869 miles)
Drive
13h 55m
A$235($160)
on demand1,243km (772 miles)

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Airports near Tamworth

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

TMW
Tamworth Airport (TMW)
Domestic Airport
Distance
8km (5 miles) from Tamworth
ARM
Armidale Airport (ARM)
Domestic Airport
Distance
90km (56 miles) from Tamworth
SYD
Sydney Airport (SYD)
International Airport
Distance
317km (197 miles) from Tamworth