There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to Ballarat by plane, train, bus, night 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.

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Fly to Melbourne, train  •  5 h 14 min

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

$83 - $267

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  14 h 30 min

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

$52 - $65

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Fly to Avalon, bus, train  •  6 h 41 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

$71 - $250

Train  •  12 h 41 min

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

$69 - $182

Bus, train  •  14 h 23 min

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

$79 - $150

Drive  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Ballarat 601.3 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Ballarat is to bus and night bus which costs $70 - $90 and takes 14 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Ballarat is to fly and train which costs $110 - $370 and takes 5 h 14 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Ballarat is 781 km. The road distance is 962 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Sydney to Ballarat, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Ballarat. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Ballarat via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney station to Ballarat. However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at Ballarat via Southern Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 41 min.

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What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Ballarat, VIC, Australia?

You can take a train from Sydney to Ballarat via Southern Cross in around 12 h 41 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
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
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
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 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $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 to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 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
$50 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
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
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

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