There are 5 ways to get from Adelaide to Ballarat by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Melbourne, train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. ADL - MEL

$68 - $247

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fe71 / ...
  2. Melbourne - Nhill Via Ballarat & Ararat

$42 - $68

3 alternative options

Fly to Avalon, bus, train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. ADL - AVV

$91 - $630

Train  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Overland
  2. Ararat - Melbourne Via Ballarat

$66 - $90

Drive  •  6 h 51 min

  1. 384.5 miles

$55 - $80

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

You can take a train from Adelaide to Ballarat via Ararat in around 9 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Ballarat via Dimboola and Car Park Rear Toilet Block/Lloyd St in around 9 h 50 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
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Adelaide to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne via Mildura
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, 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
Train operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Ararat to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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 - $85
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$60
Rail Saver
$73 - $78
Red Service
$76 - $82
Red Premium
$100 - $115
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Avalon Airport to Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
skybus.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Dimboola
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Car Park Rear Toilet Block/Lloyd St
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Car Park Rear Toilet Block/Lloyd St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Adelaide and Ballarat is 555 km. The road distance is 615 km.

The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Ballarat is to bus which costs $55 - $95 and takes 9 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Ballarat is to fly and train which takes 5 h 5 min and costs $90 - $330.

No, there is no direct train from Adelaide to Ballarat. However, there are services departing from Adelaide and arriving at Ballarat via Ararat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 9 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Ballarat. However, there are services departing from Adelaide and arriving at Ballarat via Car Park Rear Toilet Block/Lloyd St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Adelaide to Ballarat, including transfers.