How to travel from Ballarat to Tin Can Bay, Australia

The distance between Ballarat and Tin Can Bay is around 1,919km (1,193 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive which takes around 21h 50m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Ballarat to Tin Can Bay by train, taxi, 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, Sydney, Brisbane then Gympie and then to Dolphin Ave at Dolphin Shopping Centre HnR.

  • Duration1 day 13h
  • Departs5 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$280($190)
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Train and Taxi

Take the train to Southern Cross, Central Station then Brisbane and then to Gympie North then take a taxi to Tin Can Bay.

  • Duration1 day 6h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$475($320)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Drive

Drive to Tin Can Bay.

  • Duration21h 50m
  • Distance1,919km (1,193 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballarat and Tin Can Bay

There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Tin Can Bay by train, taxi, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the train and then take the bus which costs around A$220 ($150) and will take around 1 day 12h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and arrive in approximately 21h 50m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$365 ($245).

The distance between Ballarat and Tin Can Bay is around 1,919km (1,193 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,555km (966 miles)

It takes around 1 day 6h to get from Ballarat and Tin Can Bay by train and taxi. If you are travelling by car it will take around 21h 50m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Tin Can Bay is to drive which takes around 21h 50m and will set you back approx A$365 ($245).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Tin Can Bay, if you exclude driving, is to take the train and then take the bus which will typically cost around A$220 ($150) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballarat and Tin Can Bay. We recommend that you drive to Tin Can Bay. instead which will take 21h 50m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballarat and Tin Can Bay. It typically takes around 1 day 13h and departs 5 times a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballarat to Tin Can Bay. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Sydney, Brisbane, Gympie and Monkland Street at Sovereign Cinema. These services run 5 times a week and will take a minimum of 1 day 13h.

V/Line, Firefly Express, Greyhound Australia, Premier Motor Service and Polleys Coaches run regular bus services between Ballarat and Tin Can Bay. Buses run 5 times a week and take around 1 day 13h 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 Tin Can Bay. We recommend that you take the train to Southern Cross, Central Station then Brisbane and then to Gympie North then take a taxi to Tin Can Bay. instead which will take 1 day 6h.

The closest major airport to Tin Can Bay is Hervey Bay Airport (HVB) (HVB) which is approximately 63km (39 miles) from Tin Can Bay. Brisbane Airport (BNE) (BNE) and Gold Coast Airport (OOL) (OOL) 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 Tin Can Bay. The distance is around 1,919km (1,193 miles) by road and it will take around 21h 50m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballarat to Tin Can Bay is to take the train and then take a taxi which takes, on average, 1 day 6h and will usually cost around A$475 ($320).

How do I get from Ballarat to Tin Can Bay

Compare travel optionsbetween Ballarat and Tin Can Bay

Transport options from Ballarat to Tin Can Bay
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus
1 day 13h
A$280($190)
5 times a week2,372km (1,474 miles)
Train and Taxi + 2 similar
1 day 6h
A$475($320)
once daily2,264km (1,407 miles)
Train and Bus1 day 7h
A$245($165)
5 times a week2,301km (1,430 miles)
Train to Southern Cross, bus1 day 12h
A$220($150)
5 times a week2,361km (1,467 miles)
Drive
21h 50m
A$365($245)
on demand1,919km (1,193 miles)

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Airports near Tin Can Bay

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

HVB
Hervey Bay Airport (HVB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
63km (39 miles) from Tin Can Bay
BNE
Brisbane Airport (BNE)
International Airport
Distance
170km (106 miles) from Tin Can Bay
OOL
Gold Coast Airport (OOL)
International Airport
Distance
260km (162 miles) from Tin Can Bay