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

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Recommended option

Fly, train  •  7 h 24 min

  1. PER - MEL

$120 - $200

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 days 0 h

$520 - $1,150

Drive  •  36 h 31 min

  1. 2066.4 miles

$290 - $430

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
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Perth to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from Perth to Melbourne via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Perth to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Perth to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Perth to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Train operators
V-Line
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
$450 - $1,100
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$455
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$750 - $1,000
Low Gold Single Cabin
$800 - $1,100
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$950 - $1,300
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
$60 - $85
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$60
Rail Saver
$73 - $78
Red Service
$77 - $83
Red Premium
$105 - $115

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Perth and Ballarat is 2621 km. The road distance is 3306 km.

The cheapest way to get from Perth to Ballarat is to fly and train which costs $150 - $270 and takes 7 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Perth to Ballarat is to fly and train which takes 7 h 24 min and costs $150 - $270.

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.

It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to get from Perth to Ballarat, including transfers.