Transport & Access


Centrally located within the western region of Victoria, Ararat has outstanding connections and services to all major metropolitan cities via road and rail. Three direct services a day to and from Melbourne with VLine rail ensure a stress free visit to Ballarat and Melbourne with no need to waste time finding a parking space on arrival. There are also buses linking Ararat with Lake Bolac, Willaura, Maryborough (via Elmhurst), Hamilton, Horsham, Halls Gap and Warrnambool.

Ararat is home to the Christian’s Bus Company, running a local and rural bus service ensuring easy connections to and from rail services, Ararat’s CBD and outlying areas is fully covered. If you prefer to travel by taxi, Ararat Cabs has that covered too with a maxi-taxi and fleet vehicles available to take you wherever you need to go.