There are 5 ways to get from Ballarat to Colac by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, train  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballarat Base Hospital/Sturt St to Camperdown Ballarat - Warrnambool Via Skipton
  2. Take the train from Camperdown to Colac Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong

$11 - $16

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Bus  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballarat to Geelong Station/Railway Tce Melbourne - Adelaide Via Geelong, Ballarat & Horsham / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Colac Melbourne - Warrnambool Via Geelong & Colac

$11 - $16

Train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Ballarat to Footscray Ballarat - Melbourne Via Melton / ...
  2. Take the train from Footscray to Colac Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong

$16 - $24

Taxi  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ballarat to Colac 63 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Ballarat to Colac 63 miles

$9 - $13

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No, there is no direct bus from Ballarat to Colac. However, there are services departing from Ballarat and arriving at Colac via Geelong Station/Railway Tce. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ballarat to Colac. However, there are services departing from Ballarat and arriving at Colac via Footscray. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 21 min.

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The distance between Ballarat and Colac is 89 km. The road distance is 100.8 km.

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The best way to get from Ballarat to Colac without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Ballarat to Colac, including transfers.

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Ballarat to Colac bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Ballarat station.

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Ballarat to Colac train services, operated by V-Line, depart from Ballarat station.

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The best way to get from Ballarat to Colac is to bus which takes 3 h 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 21 min.

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Ballarat to Colac bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Colac station.

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Ballarat to Colac train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Colac station.

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Map of how to get from Ballarat to Colac.
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  • Distance: 55.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

What companies run services between Ballarat, VIC, Australia and Colac, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Ballarat to Colac via Geelong Station/Railway Tce in around 3 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ballarat to Colac via Footscray in around 4 h 21 min.

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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Camperdown to Colac
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Ballarat to Footscray
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Footscray to Colac
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Ballarat Base Hospital/Sturt St to Camperdown
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Geelong Station/Railway Tce
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Colac
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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Taxi from Ballarat to Colac
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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Yes, the driving distance between Ballarat to Colac is 101 km. It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to drive from Ballarat to Colac.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Colac. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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