There are 3 ways to get from Perth to Ballarat by plane, train or car

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Fly, train  •  7 h 34 min

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

$120 - $200

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Train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Perth to Adelaide Parklands
  2. Take the train from Adelaide to Ararat
  3. Take the train from Ararat to Ballarat

$496 - $1,099

Drive  •  36 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Perth to Ballarat 2066.4 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Perth to Ballarat is to fly and train which costs $160 - $280 and takes 7 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Perth to Ballarat is to fly and train which costs $160 - $280 and takes 7 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Perth to Ballarat. However, there are services departing from Perth and arriving at Ballarat via Adelaide and Ararat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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The distance between Perth and Ballarat is 2621 km. The road distance is 3306.2 km.

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The best way to get from Perth to Ballarat without a car is to train which takes 2 days 0 h and costs $650 - $1,600.

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It takes approximately 7 h 34 min to get from Perth to Ballarat, including transfers.

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Perth to Ballarat train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, depart from Perth station.

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The quickest flight from Perth Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 25 min.

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Ballarat is 2 h ahead of Perth. It is currently 8:24 AM in Perth and 10:24 AM in Ballarat.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Perth to Ballarat is 3306 km. It takes approximately 36 h 31 min to drive from Perth to Ballarat.

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

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Map of how to get from Perth to Ballarat.
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  • Distance: 1638.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 34 min

What companies run services between Perth, WA, Australia and Ballarat, VIC, Australia?

You can take a train from Perth to Ballarat via Adelaide Parklands, Adelaide, and Ararat in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Perth to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Perth to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Perth to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Perth to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
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
Train from Ararat to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Perth to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
38 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$430 - $1,100
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$435
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $1,000
Low Gold Single Cabin
$750 - $1,100
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$900 - $1,200
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Adelaide to Ararat
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$58
Rail Saver
$70 - $75
Red Service
$74 - $79
Red Premium
$100 - $110

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