Driving -Take the 110km journey along the Western Freeway.
Train - Direct from Melbourne’s Southern Cross station, swipe your Myki to arrive in less than 90 minutes on the direct V/Line train at the 19th century-built Railway station right in the centre of town.
Airport - The road trip from Tullamarine or Avalon airports to Ballarat takes about one hour. Options to get you here direct from the airport include hiring a car, or booking the Airport Shuttlebus which departs from Tullamarine.
See the estimated travel times and highway routes via the interactive map.
For more information, contact the Ballarat Visitor Information Centre on 1800 44 66 33
Taxi- Available 24/7 around Ballarat. Call 131 008 to make a booking.
Tourist shuttle – Free weekend shuttle between major Ballarat destinations.
The Visitor Information Centre is located in historic Town Hall, 225 Sturt Street, in the heart of the CBD. This is a terrific info stop when you arrive in Ballarat. You can nab local knowledge from the locals themselves, including advice on attractions, local transport, maps, guided tour options and suggested itineraries for your stay.
It's open 7 days from 9am - 5pm.
This little book is your new Ballarat friend, the friend that's going to tell you what's on, what's good and how to find all those bits and bobs that only a local knows about.