There are 3 ways to get from Ballarat to Lorne by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 57 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 Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Apollo Bay & Geelong / ...

$7 - $15

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Train, bus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Ballarat to Sunshine
  2. Take the train from Sunshine to Geelong
  3. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd 101

$12 - $23

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Ballarat to Lorne 91.7 miles

$13 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Ballarat to Lorne is to bus which costs $9 - $21 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Lorne is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ballarat to Lorne. However, there are services departing from Ballarat and arriving at Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd via Geelong Station/Railway Tce. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 57 min.

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The distance between Ballarat and Lorne is 109 km. The road distance is 146.7 km.

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The best way to get from Ballarat to Lorne without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 57 min and costs $9 - $21.

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Ballarat to Lorne, including transfers.

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

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Ballarat to Lorne bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ballarat to Lorne is 147 km. It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to drive from Ballarat to Lorne.

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There are 112+ hotels available in Lorne. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ballarat to Lorne.
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  • Distance: 68.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

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

You can take a bus from Ballarat to Lorne via Geelong Station/Railway Tce in around 3 h 57 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 Sunshine
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Sunshine to Geelong
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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 Ballarat to Geelong Station/Railway Tce
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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