How to travel from Ballina to Mildura, Australia

The distance between Ballina and Mildura is around 1,552km (964 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive which takes around 18h 15m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Ballina to Mildura by bus, train and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out MilduraBallina if you're planning a return trip.

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Bus

Take the bus to Sydney, Canberra then Cootamundra Station Coach Bay 5 and then to Mildura Station Coach Stop.

  • Duration1 day 4h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$250($170)
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Bus and Train

Take the bus to Casino Station Coach Bay then take the train to Central Station and then to Cootamundra Station then take the bus to Mildura Station Coach Stop.

  • Duration1 day 2h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$240($160)
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Drive

Drive to Mildura.

  • Duration18h 15m
  • Distance1,552km (964 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballina and Mildura

There are several options for getting from Ballina to Mildura by bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take the train which costs around A$240 ($160) and will take around 1 day 2h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and arrive in approximately 18h 15m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$205 ($140).

The distance between Ballina and Mildura is around 1,552km (964 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,231km (765 miles)

It takes around 1 day 2h to get from Ballina and Mildura by bus and train. If you are travelling by car it will take around 18h 15m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballina to Mildura is to drive which takes around 18h 15m and will set you back approx A$205 ($140).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballina and Mildura, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus and then take the train which will typically cost around A$240 ($160) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballina and Mildura. We recommend that you drive to Mildura. instead which will take 18h 15m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballina and Mildura. It typically takes around 1 day 4h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballina to Mildura. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Sydney, Canberra and Cootamundra Station Coach Bay 5. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 1 day 4h.

Premier Motor Service, Murrays Coaches, Greyhound Australia, NSW TrainLink, Firefly Express and V-Line run regular bus services between Ballina and Mildura. Buses run once daily and take around 1 day 4h 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 Mildura. We recommend that you take the bus to Casino Station Coach Bay then take the train to Central Station and then to Cootamundra Station then take the bus to Mildura Station Coach Stop. instead which will take 1 day 2h.

The closest major airport to Mildura is Mildura Airport (MQL) (MQL) which is approximately 9km (5 miles) from Mildura. Broken Hill Airport (BHQ) (BHQ) and Adelaide Airport (ADL) (ADL) 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 Mildura. The distance is around 1,552km (964 miles) by road and it will take around 18h 15m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballina to Mildura is to take the bus and then take the train which takes, on average, 1 day 2h and will usually cost around A$240 ($160).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Ballina and Mildura

Transport options from Ballina to Mildura
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus + 1 similar
1 day 4h
A$250($170)
once daily1,942km (1,207 miles)
Bus via Sydney1 day 5h
A$345($230)
once daily2,058km (1,279 miles)
Bus and Train + 1 similar
1 day 2h
A$240($160)
once daily1,947km (1,210 miles)
Bus to Casino Station, Coach Bay, train1 day 6h
A$290($195)
twice a week2,280km (1,417 miles)
Drive
18h 15m
A$205($140)
on demand1,552km (964 miles)

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Airports near Mildura

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

MQL
Mildura Airport (MQL)
Domestic Airport
Distance
9km (5 miles) from Mildura
BHQ
Broken Hill Airport (BHQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
251km (156 miles) from Mildura
ADL
Adelaide Airport (ADL)
International Airport
Distance
342km (213 miles) from Mildura