How to travel from Ballina to Daylesford, Australia

The distance between Ballina and Daylesford is around 1,383km (860 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 4h 15m.

8 routes found

We've found 8 different ways to get from Ballina to Daylesford by plane, bus, train and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Plane and Bus

Fly from Ballina (BNK) to Melbourne (MEL) then take the bus to CFA/Bridport St.

  • Duration4h 15m
  • Flight time2h 15m
  • Typical cost
    A$415($280)
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2 similiar routes

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Bus

Take the bus to Sydney then Melbourne and then to Ballan.

  • Duration1 day 2h
  • Departs5 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$280($190)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Bus and Train

Take the bus to Casino Station Coach Bay then take the train to Central Station then Southern Cross and then to Ballan.

  • Duration1 day 1h
  • Departs5 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$195($130)
Operated by

Multiple operators

2 similiar routes

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Drive

Drive to Daylesford.

  • Duration17h 10m
  • Distance1,597km (992 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballina and Daylesford

There are several options for getting from Ballina to Daylesford by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take the train which costs around A$190 ($130) and will take around 1 day 2h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the bus and arrive in approximately 4h 15m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$415 ($280).

The distance between Ballina and Daylesford is around 1,383km (860 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,286km (799 miles)

It takes around 4h 15m to get from Ballina and Daylesford by plane and bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 17h 10m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballina to Daylesford is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 4h 15m and will set you back approx A$415 ($280).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballina and Daylesford, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus and then take the train which will typically cost around A$190 ($130) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballina and Daylesford. We recommend that you fly from Ballina (BNK) to Melbourne (MEL) then take the bus to CFA/Bridport St. instead which will take 4h 15m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballina and Daylesford. It typically takes around 1 day 2h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballina to Daylesford. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Sydney, Melbourne and Ballan. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 1 day 2h.

Greyhound Australia, Premier Motor Service, Firefly Express and V/Line run regular bus services between Ballina and Daylesford. Buses run once daily and take around 1 day 2h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballina to Daylesford. We recommend that you fly from Ballina (BNK) to Melbourne (MEL) then take the bus to CFA/Bridport St. instead which will take 4h 15m.

The closest major airport to Daylesford is Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (MEL) which is approximately 72km (45 miles) from Daylesford. Avalon Airport (AVV) (AVV) and King Island Airport (KNS) (KNS) 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 Ballina and Daylesford. The distance is around 1,597km (992 miles) by road and it will take around 17h 10m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballina to Daylesford is to fly and then take the bus which takes, on average, 4h 15m and will usually cost around A$415 ($280).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Ballina and Daylesford

Transport options from Ballina to Daylesford
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Bus + 2 similar
4h 15m
A$415($280)
5 times a week1,383km (860 miles)
Plane and Train5h 35m
A$325($220)
5 times a week1,526km (948 miles)
Bus and Plane6hrs
A$385($260)
5 times a week1,540km (957 miles)
Bus
1 day 2h
A$280($190)
5 times a week1,869km (1,161 miles)
Bus and Train + 2 similar
1 day 1h
A$195($130)
5 times a week1,920km (1,193 miles)
Bus to Casino Station, Coach Bay, train1 day 1h
A$195($130)
5 times a week1,920km (1,193 miles)
Bus to Sydney, train1 day 2h
A$190($130)
5 times a week1,901km (1,181 miles)
Drive
17h 10m
A$300($205)
on demand1,597km (992 miles)

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Airports near Daylesford

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

MEL
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)
International Airport
Distance
72km (45 miles) from Daylesford
AVV
Avalon Airport (AVV)
International Airport
Distance
81km (51 miles) from Daylesford
KNS
King Island Airport (KNS)
Domestic Airport
Distance
283km (176 miles) from Daylesford