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

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Fly  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Adelaide (ADL) MEL - ADL

$74 - $255

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballarat to Information Centre/Western Hwy Nhill - Melbourne Via Ararat & Ballarat
  2. Take the bus from Nhill to Adelaide Fe70 / ...

$42 - $69

3 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Ballarat to Ararat Ararat - Melbourne Via Ballarat
  2. Take the train from Ararat to Adelaide Overland

$61 - $88

Bus, train  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballarat Base Hospital/Sturt St to Stawell
  2. Take the train from Stawell to Bordertown
  3. Take the bus from Bordertown to Adelaide

$67 - $113

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Ballarat to Adelaide 384.4 miles

$55 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Ballarat to Adelaide is to bus which costs $55 - $95 and takes 9 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Adelaide is to fly which costs $100 - $350 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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The distance between Ballarat and Adelaide is 555 km. The road distance is 615.1 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Ballarat to Adelaide, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ballarat to Adelaide. However, there are services departing from Ballarat and arriving at Adelaide via Nhill. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ballarat to Adelaide. However, there are services departing from Ballarat and arriving at Adelaide via Ararat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 52 min.

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The best way to get from Ballarat to Adelaide without a car is to train which takes 8 h 52 min and costs $80 - $130.

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Map of how to get from Ballarat to Adelaide.
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  • Distance: 346.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

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

Qantas, Jetstar and three other airlines fly from Ballarat to Adelaide hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ballarat to Adelaide via Ararat in around 8 h 52 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Train operators
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Ararat to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$58
Rail Saver
$71 - $75
Red Service
$74 - $79
Red Premium
$100 - $110
Train from Stawell to Bordertown
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$58
Rail Saver
$49 - $53
Red Service
$38 - $41
Red Premium
$52 - $56
Bus operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Ballarat to Information Centre/Western Hwy
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Information Centre/Western Hwy to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Nhill to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat Base Hospital/Sturt St to Stawell
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Premier Stateliner
Website
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Bordertown to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au

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