Situated in the historic city of Ballarat, Mercure Ballarat can be easily accessed by road and rail.

Mercure Ballarat is a comfortable 75-minute drive from Melbourne along the Western Highway, and only an hour from Melbourne Airport.
Once in Ballarat, just follow the brown and white tourist signs to Sovereign Hill which is opposite Mercure Ballarat located on Main Road. Train and coach services to Ballarat operate regular daily timetables from Melbourne and regional centres.
Free on-site parking. Mercure Ballarat has ample car and coach parking for large conference groups, functions and hotel guests.
Ballarat Station is just a few minutes walk from Ballarat’s city centre. Taxis and buses to Mercure Ballarat are available from the station; local buses depart Ballarat Station regularly on Route 9 to Mercure Ballarat and Sovereign Hill. Check the Public Transport Victoria website for bus timetables.

Coach Services

Our Conference Sales team can advise and assist you with group coach services to and from your conference or event at Mercure Ballarat.

A theme for the road trip or on-board entertainment are productive and amusing ways to occupy your group from the moment you embark on your journey; talk with your Mercure Ballarat consultant about options and ideas.

Here are just a few transport companies who are experienced with our Ballarat region:

Ballarat Coach Lines: Ph 03 5335 5300
Gold Bus: Ph 03 5335 5005
V/Line Passenger Rail: Ph 1800 800 007

Airport Shuttlebus Service

With 138 regular weekly services to and from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, the Ballarat Airport Shuttlebus provides a convenient service for Ballarat and the Western Victoria region.

It provides airline passengers with flexible and affordable transport, connecting Ballarat directly with their inbound or outbound interstate or international airline flights.

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (google map)
Ballarat Railway Station (google map)

V/Line Train Services

Train line: Ballarat

Closest station/stop : Ballarat Station

Ballarat is just over an hour by train from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station. V/Line also offers bus services linking Ballarat with other towns around Victoria.

Your V/Line ticket is valid for travel on the Ballarat town buses at no extra cost. 
Check the VLine website for train timetables.

For group travel via train, contact V/Line on 136 196 to discuss the special travel arrangements or consult the Conference Sales team at Mercure Ballarat.