There are 6 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Ballarat by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Melbourne, train  •  3 h 57 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 Avalon, bus, train  •  5 h 19 min

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

$62 - $233

4 alternative options

Train  •  13 h 54 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 - $203

Bus, train  •  14 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney Airport T1 to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Melbourne
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat

$85 - $156

Bus  •  15 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne Fe21
  2. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat Melbourne - Ballarat Via Melton / ...

$65 - $84

Drive  •  9 h 44 min

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

$85 - $130

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 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Ballarat via Central Station, Sydney, Melbourne, and Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St in around 15 h 31 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 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 35 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
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 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $85
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$160 - $180
Bus operators
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
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney Airport T1 to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100
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 - $60
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Ballarat is 774 km. The road distance is 953 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Ballarat is to bus which costs $85 - $120 and takes 15 h 31 min.

The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Ballarat is to fly and train which takes 3 h 57 min and costs $95 - $340.

No, there is no direct train from Sydney Airport (SYD) 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 54 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Ballarat, including transfers.