How to get to Ballarat
Ballarat is situated approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes drive
from Melbourne via the Western Freeway.
Visitors arriving by air into Melbourne can continue onto
Ballarat by taking the Ballarat Airport Shuttle Bus, which runs a
number of daily services. Bookings are recommended.
V/Line runs a number of trains
daily to Ballarat from Melbourne's Southern Cross (formerly Spencer
Street) Station. Travel time is around one and half hours but with
the construction of the fast train network on the Ballarat line
this time has been reduced significantly for peak usage trains. It
takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to travel via train from
Melbourne to Ballarat. For further information on Ballarat to Melbourne Vline train timetables or
Ballarat Vline Bus timetables.
For more information on transport in Ballarat.
For assistance with choosing and booking Ballarat
accommodation, call the Ballarat Visitor Information
Centre on 1800 44 66 33.