There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Ballarat by bus, train, night bus, car, shuttle or towncar

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Bus, train  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St SkyBus
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat Melbourne - Ballarat Via Melton / ...

$20 - $24

4 alternative options

Night bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat Mildura - Melbourne Via Donald & Ballarat / ...

$20 - $24

Drive  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Ballarat 69.5 miles

$9 - $15

Shuttle  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Ballarat

$25 - $35

Towncar  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take a town car from Melbourne Airport to Ballarat 69.5 miles

$250 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Ballarat is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 1 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Ballarat is to drive which takes 1 h 14 min and costs $13 - $20.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Ballarat is 89 km. The road distance is 111 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Ballarat, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Ballarat. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at Ballarat via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h.

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What companies run services between Melbourne Airport (MEL), Australia and Ballarat, VIC, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Ballarat. However, you can take the bus to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, take the walk to Southern Cross, then take the train to Ballarat. Alternatively, V-Line operates a vehicle from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Ballarat once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

Train operators
V-Line
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
skybus.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
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
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Ballarat
Estimated price
$250 - $350

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