There are 7 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Ballarat by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Melbourne, train  •  3 h 51 min

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

$74 - $253

Cheapest option

Fly to Melbourne Essendon Apt, train  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) SYD - MEB
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat

$56 - $197

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Fly to Avalon, train  •  5 h 28 min

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

$58 - $232

Train  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat Melbourne - Ballarat Via Melton / ...

$79 - $193

Bus, night bus  •  14 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney Airport, International Terminal to Melbourne Gx233
  2. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat Melbourne - Mildura Via Ballarat & Donald / ...

$83 - $139

Bus, train  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne Fe21
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat Melbourne - Ballarat Via Melton / ...

$64 - $78

Drive  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Ballarat 595.4 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Ballarat is to bus and train which costs $85 - $110 and takes 15 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Ballarat is to fly and train which costs $100 - $350 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Ballarat is 774 km. The road distance is 952.6 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Ballarat, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Ballarat. However, there are services departing from Sydney Airport, International Terminal and arriving at Ballarat via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney Airport (SYD) station to Ballarat. However, there are services departing from International Airport Station and arriving at Ballarat via Central Station and Southern Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to Ballarat train services, operated by XPT, arrive at Central Station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Ballarat.
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  • Distance: 483.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

What companies run services between Sydney Airport (SYD), Australia and Ballarat, VIC, Australia?

You can take a train from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Ballarat via Central Station and Southern Cross in around 13 h 53 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Sharp Aviation
Website
sharpairlines.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne Essendon Apt via Melbourne, King Island
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne Essendon Apt via Orange
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Train operators
V-Line
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
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney Airport, International Terminal to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
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
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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