Getting to Ballarat

From Melbourne

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.

Travelling from other areas

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

Visitor Information

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.

Getting around Ballarat

Once in Ballarat

Taxi- Available 24/7 around Ballarat. Call 131 008 to make a booking.

The Ballarat Mobility Map

The Ballarat Mobility Map shows colour coded preferred routes of travel for intersections and paths which indicate Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliance, as well as those that have been identified for future works. The map also includes other services in Ballarat and features as follows:

·         steep gradients

·         public wheelchair accessible toilets

·         private wheelchair accessible toilets (for example – accessible toilets that are situated in places like Myer, Big W or supermarkets)

·         accessible parking bays

·         shopping centres

·         key landmarks and services (hospitals, police stations, post offices, etc)

·         tourist information centres and key tourist venues