Getting to Ballarat

Whatever your mode of transport, you won’t regret making the trip to Ballarat.



By car
Take the 110km journey along the Western Freeway. Ballarat is just an hour and 15 minutes west of Melbourne.

By train
Direct from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station, hop on the V/Line train and arrive in less than 90 minutes at the historic Ballarat Railway Station in the centre of town.

Via the airport
The road trip from Tullamarine or Avalon airports to Ballarat takes about one hour. Transport options direct from the airport include hiring a car or booking the Airport Shuttlebus from Tullamarine.


Check estimated travel times and highway routes via the interactive map.

For more information, contact the Ballarat Visitor Information Centre on 1800 44 66 33.