There are 9 ways to get from Brisbane to Ballarat by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

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Fly Brisbane to Melbourne, shuttle  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Melbourne (MEL) BNE - MEL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Ballarat

$100 - $299

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Bus to Gold Coast, fly to Melbourne, shuttle  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Melbourne (MEL) OOL - MEL
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Ballarat

$106 - $337

Bus to Toowoomba, fly to Melbourne, shuttle  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
  2. Fly from Toowoomba (WTB) to Melbourne (MEL) WTB - MEL
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Ballarat

$164 - $389

Fly Brisbane to Avalon, train  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Avalon (AVV) BNE - AVV
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat

$129 - $221

Bus to Gold Coast, fly to Avalon, train  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Avalon (AVV) OOL - AVV
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat

$115 - $409

Train  •  28 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat

$158 - $312

Train, bus  •  29 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  2. Take the bus from Central Station to Melbourne
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat

$173 - $272

Bus  •  33 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne
  3. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat

$150 - $199

Drive  •  19 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Ballarat 1163.2 miles

$160 - $240

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Ballarat. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Ballarat via Sydney and Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brisbane to Ballarat. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Ballarat via Central Station and Southern Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 7 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Ballarat is 1413 km. The road distance is 1861.2 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Ballarat without a car is to train which takes 28 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from Brisbane to Ballarat, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Ballarat bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Brisbane station.

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Brisbane to Ballarat train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Brisbane station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Ballarat is to train which takes 28 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 33 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Ballarat.
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  • Distance: 883.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 20 min

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Ballarat, VIC, Australia?

You can take a train from Brisbane to Ballarat via Central Station and Southern Cross in around 28 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brisbane to Ballarat via Sydney, Melbourne, and Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St in around 33 h 5 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Toowoomba to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Toowoomba to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Brisbane to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Brisbane to Avalon via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Avalon via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Gold Coast to Avalon
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Gold Coast to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Brisbane to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Gold Coast to Avalon
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Gold Coast to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Toowoomba to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
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 Southern Cross to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Bus operators
Airport Shuttlebus
Phone
+613 5333 4181
Email
info@airportshuttlebus.com.au
Website
airportshuttlebus.com.au
Shuttle from Melbourne Airport to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
airportshuttlebus.com.au
Book at
airportshuttlebus.com.au
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Book at
Murrays Coaches
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Central Station to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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 Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Ballarat is 1861 km. It takes approximately 19 h 54 min to drive from Brisbane to Ballarat.

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Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Melbourne Airport.

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There are 107+ hotels available in Ballarat. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Brisbane Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs .

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