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There are 3 ways to get from Ararat to Mount Gambier by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus  •  4h 50m

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

$17 - $25

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Drive  •  2h 59m

  1. Drive from Ararat to Mount Gambier 149.6 miles

$21 - $35

Train, fly  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the train from Ararat to Southern Cross
  2. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mount Gambier (MGB) MEL - MGB

$156 - $364

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The cheapest way to get from Ararat to Mount Gambier is to bus which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Ararat to Mount Gambier is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 2h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ararat to Mount Gambier. However, there are services departing from Ararat and arriving at Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East via Hamilton Station/Station St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 50m.

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The distance between Ararat and Mount Gambier is 199 km. The road distance is 239.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ararat to Mount Gambier without a car is to bus which takes 4h 50m and costs $24 - $35.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from Ararat to Mount Gambier, including transfers.

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Ararat to Mount Gambier bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Ararat station.

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

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Ararat to Mount Gambier bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East station.

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Mount Gambier is 30m behind Ararat. It is currently 4:18 AM in Ararat and 3:48 AM in Mount Gambier.

Map of how to get from Ararat to Mount Gambier.
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  • Distance: 124.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 50m

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

You can take a bus from Ararat to Mount Gambier via Hamilton Station/Station St in around 4h 50m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Train 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
Train from Ararat to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Ararat to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
Public Transport Victoria
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$45 - $49
Red Service
$32 - $35
Red Premium
$45 - $49
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 Ararat to Hamilton Station/Station St
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Hamilton Station/Station St to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/

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Yes, the driving distance between Ararat to Mount Gambier is 239 km. It takes approximately 2h 59m to drive from Ararat to Mount Gambier.

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

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There are 51+ hotels available in Mount Gambier. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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