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There are 4 ways to get from Ballarat to Halls Gap by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Ballarat to Ararat Ararat - Melbourne Via Ballarat
  2. Take the bus from Ararat to Information Centre/Grampians Rd Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Ararat & Hamilton

$9 - $13

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Bus PTV Regional Transit  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballarat Base Hospital/Sturt St to Ararat Ballarat - Stawell Via Beaufort & Ararat
  2. Take the bus from Ararat to Information Centre/Grampians Rd Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Ararat & Hamilton

$5 - $7

2 alternative options

Bus Firefly Express  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballarat to Stawell Fe80

$34 - $42

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Ballarat to Halls Gap 88.4 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Ballarat to Halls Gap is to bus which costs $7 - $11 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Halls Gap is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ballarat to Halls Gap. However, there are services departing from Ballarat Base Hospital/Sturt St and arriving at Information Centre/Grampians Rd via Ararat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Ballarat and Halls Gap is 127 km. The road distance is 141.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ballarat to Halls Gap without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 36 min and costs $12 - $19.

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Ballarat to Halls Gap, including transfers.

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Ballarat to Halls Gap bus services, operated by PTV Regional Transit, depart from Ballarat Base Hospital/Sturt St station.

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Ballarat to Halls Gap bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Information Centre/Grampians Rd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ballarat to Halls Gap is 142 km. It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to drive from Ballarat to Halls Gap.

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There are 80+ hotels available in Halls Gap. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ballarat to Halls Gap.
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  • Distance: 79.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

What companies run services between Ballarat, VIC, Australia and Halls Gap, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Ballarat to Halls Gap via Ararat in around 3 h 4 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.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Ballarat to Ararat
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
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.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Ararat to Information Centre/Grampians Rd
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat Base Hospital/Sturt St to Ararat
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Ballarat to Stawell
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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