Getting Here

Ararat lies at an important junction of several highways about 198 kilometres north west of Melbourne.

Duplication of the Western highway between Ballarat and Stawell will reduce travel time and improve road safety. However, travellors may expereince delays with ongoing works.  For more information go to Western Highway Duplication Project.

Trains run directly to Ararat from Southern Cross Station daily with coach connections to Halls Gap, Hamilton, Warrnambool and Horsham. You can check the timetable by visiting the V-Line website - just click here.

Centrally located to the Grampians National Park, the Goldfields, the South Coast and to Metropolitan Melbourne, the Ararat Region is not far from anywhere!




Ararat Cabs - 

Ararat Taxi Services - 



Ararat Train Station - Birdwood Ave, Ararat - 

The Overland - 



Christians Bus - 

VLine - 



Ararat Airport - 


Ararat to Melbourne 198km 2 hours 

Ararat to Ballarat 90kms 1 hour 

Ararat to Warrnambool 160kms 1 hr 45m 

Ararat to Geelong 180kms 2 hours 

Ararat to Mildura 410kms 4 hrs 30m

 Ararat to Adelaide 525kms 5 hrs 45m