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

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Fly Brisbane to Melbourne, train  •  6 h 7 min

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

$96 - $290

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Bus to Gold Coast, fly to Melbourne, train  •  7 h 11 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 the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat

$103 - $329

Fly Brisbane to Avalon, bus, train  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Avalon (AVV) BNE - AVV
  2. Take the bus from Avalon Airport to Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat

$134 - $223

Bus to Toowoomba, fly to Melbourne, train  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
  2. Fly from Toowoomba (WTB) to Melbourne (MEL) WTB - MEL
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat

$152 - $373

Bus to Gold Coast, fly to Avalon, bus, train  •  8 h 28 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 bus from Avalon Airport to Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne
  4. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat

$121 - $412

Train  •  27 h 56 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

$162 - $327

Train, bus  •  29 h 20 min

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

$179 - $287

Bus, night bus  •  31 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 362
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 792
  4. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St 723
  5. Take the bus from Gundagai to Melbourne
  6. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat

$186 - $229

Drive  •  19 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Ballarat 1163.2 miles

$160 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Ballarat is to fly and train which costs $130 - $400 and takes 6 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Ballarat is to fly and train which costs $130 - $400 and takes 6 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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It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Brisbane to Ballarat, including transfers.

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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 Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, Dubbo Station, Coach Bay, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay, Gundagai and Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 1 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 27 h 56 min.

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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 27 h 56 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 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 Brisbane to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Brisbane to Avalon via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
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 49 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
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Brisbane to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 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 48 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
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
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $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 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$150 - $180
Bus operators
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
$27 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Avalon Airport to Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
skybus.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Bus from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$86
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Gundagai to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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