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

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Bus Premier Stateliner  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Mount Gambier
  2. Take the bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Hamilton Station/Station St Mt Gambier - Melbourne Via Hamilton & Ballarat

$63 - $90

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Bus Firefly Express  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Ararat station Fe81
  2. Take the bus from Ararat to Hamilton Station/Station St Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Ararat & Hamilton

$43 - $59

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Train, bus  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Adelaide to Ararat Overland
  2. Take the bus from Ararat to Hamilton Station/Station St Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Ararat & Hamilton

$65 - $90

Drive  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Hamilton 318 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, bus  •  5 h 23 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

$150 - $208

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Hamilton is to bus which costs $60 - $85 and takes 9 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Hamilton is to fly and bus which costs $210 - $300 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Hamilton station. However, there are services departing from Adelaide and arriving at Hamilton Station/Station St via Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 35 min.

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The distance between Adelaide and Hamilton is 438 km. The road distance is 508.8 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Hamilton without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 35 min and costs $85 - $130.

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It takes approximately 9 h 35 min to get from Adelaide to Hamilton, including transfers.

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Adelaide to Hamilton bus services, operated by Premier Stateliner, depart from Adelaide station.

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The quickest flight from Adelaide Airport to Mount Gambier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Adelaide to Hamilton bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Hamilton Station/Station St.

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Hamilton is 30 min ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 9:32 PM in Adelaide and 10:02 PM in Hamilton.

Map of how to get from Adelaide to Hamilton.
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  • Distance: 273.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 35 min

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

You can take a bus from Adelaide to Hamilton via Mount Gambier and Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East in around 9 h 35 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
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
$68 - $73
Red Service
$72 - $77
Red Premium
$95 - $105
Bus operators
Premier Stateliner
Phone
1300 851 345
Email
reservations@premierstateliner.com.au
Website
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au
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 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 Ararat to Hamilton Station/Station St
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 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 Ararat station
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Hamilton is 509 km. It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to drive from Adelaide to Hamilton.

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Regional Express offers flights from Adelaide Airport to Mount Gambier Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Hamilton. Prices start at $80 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 $4.

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