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

Bus, train  •  3 h 41 min

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

$12 - $18

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 57 min

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

$12 - $17

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 16 min

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

$18 - $25

Taxi  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ballarat to Colac 63 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Ballarat to Colac 63 miles

$9 - $13

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 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ballarat to Colac via Footscray in around 4 h 16 min.

Train operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Camperdown to Colac
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Ballarat to Footscray
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Footscray to Colac
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
V-Line
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
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Geelong Station/Railway Tce
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
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
Other operators
Taxi from Ballarat to Colac
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ballarat to Colac?

The distance between Ballarat and Colac is 89 km. The road distance is 101 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Ballarat to Colac is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Colac is to taxi which takes 1 h 22 min and costs $180 - $220.

Is there a direct train between Ballarat and Colac?

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 16 min.

Is there a direct bus between Ballarat and Colac?

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 57 min.

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

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