There are 7 ways to get from Adelaide to Ararat by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Adelaide to Ararat Overland

$55 - $80

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Bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Coach Terminal/24 Roberts Ave Melbourne - Adelaide Via Bendigo & Nhill / ...
  2. Take the bus from Coach Terminal/24 Roberts Ave to Ararat Nhill - Melbourne Via Ararat & Ballarat

$35 - $53

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Bus Firefly Express  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Mount Barker Stop 62 Adelaide Rd - West side to Horsham Fe71
  2. Take the bus from Coach Terminal/24 Roberts Ave to Ararat Nhill - Melbourne Via Ararat & Ballarat

$43 - $56

Drive  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Ararat 326.3 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Melbourne, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Melbourne (MEL) ADL - MEL
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ararat

$73 - $295

Fly to Mount Gambier, bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Mount Gambier (MGB) ADL - MGB
  2. Take the bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Hamilton Station/Station St
  3. Take the bus from Hamilton Station/Station St to Ararat Town Hall/Barkly St

$159 - $221

Fly to Avalon, train  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Avalon (AVV) ADL - AVV
  2. Take the train from North Shore to Ararat

$86 - $676

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Ararat. However, there are services departing from 85 Franklin St and arriving at Ararat via Coach Terminal/24 Roberts Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Adelaide and arriving at Ararat. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 18 min.

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The distance between Adelaide and Ararat is 469 km. The road distance is 522 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Ararat without a car is to train which takes 7 h 18 min and costs .

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The train from Adelaide to Ararat takes 7 h 18 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Adelaide to Ararat bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from 85 Franklin St station.

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Adelaide to Ararat train services, operated by PTV Overland, depart from Adelaide station.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Ararat is to train which takes 7 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Adelaide Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Adelaide to Ararat bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Ararat station.

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Ararat.
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  • Distance: 293.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 18 min

What companies run services between Adelaide, SA, Australia and Ararat, VIC, Australia?

PTV Overland operates a train from Adelaide to Ararat twice a week. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 7 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Ararat via Coach Terminal/24 Roberts Ave in around 8 h 22 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Adelaide to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne via Mildura
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne via Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Train operators
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Adelaide to Ararat
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$69 - $73
Red Service
$72 - $77
Red Premium
$95 - $105
Train from Southern Cross to Ararat
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$45 - $49
Red Service
$32 - $35
Red Premium
$45 - $49
Train from North Shore to Ararat
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$29 - $60
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$44 - $47
Red Service
$29 - $32
Red Premium
$41 - $45
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Ararat
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from North Shore to Ararat
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Coach Terminal/24 Roberts Ave
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Coach Terminal/24 Roberts Ave to Ararat
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Hamilton Station/Station St
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Hamilton Station/Station St to Ararat Town Hall/Barkly St
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Horsham
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Mount Barker Stop 62 Adelaide Rd - West side to Horsham
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Ararat is 30 min ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 6:45 PM in Adelaide and 7:15 PM in Ararat.

Adelaide to Ararat train services, operated by PTV Overland, arrive at Ararat station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Ararat is 522 km. It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to drive from Adelaide to Ararat.

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Jetstar, Regional Express, Tigerair Australia and two other airlines offer flights from Adelaide Airport to Melbourne Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Ararat. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Adelaide Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs .

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