There are 6 ways to get from Ballarat to Adelaide by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Melbourne  •  4 h 27 min

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

$75 - $257

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 / ...

$43 - $75

4 alternative options

Bus to Mount Gambier, fly  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballarat to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East
  2. Fly from Mount Gambier (MGB) to Adelaide (ADL) MGB - ADL

$167 - $230

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

$66 - $94

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

$72 - $118

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Ballarat to Adelaide 384.4 miles

$55 - $80

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
$65 - $430
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Mount Gambier to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
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
$60 - $85
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$61
Rail Saver
$73 - $78
Red Service
$77 - $83
Red Premium
$105 - $115
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
$61
Rail Saver
$51 - $55
Red Service
$39 - $42
Red Premium
$54 - $59
Bus operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Ballarat to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Information Centre/Western Hwy
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Information Centre/Western Hwy to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $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 - $50
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
$35 - $55
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ballarat to Adelaide?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Ballarat to Adelaide?

The cheapest way to get from Ballarat to Adelaide is to bus which costs $55 - $100 and takes 9 h 27 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Ballarat to Adelaide?

The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Adelaide is to fly which takes 4 h 27 min and costs $95 - $340.

Is there a direct train between Ballarat and Adelaide?

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.

Is there a direct bus between Ballarat and Adelaide?

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.

How long does it take to get from Ballarat to Adelaide?

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