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Flights and Travel into Ararat

By Air

If you wish to travel to Ararat by air, the closest airport is Ballarat Airport (YBLT). From there, you can either rent a car or board a bus to reach Ararat. The airport is approximately 65 kilometers southeast of Ararat.

By Train

Ararat is well-connected by trains, making it a convenient option for traveling from various locations. V/Line operates regular services to Ararat from Melbourne. Trains depart from Southern Cross Station, and the journey to Ararat takes around 2.5 - 3 hours depending on the schedule.

By Bus

There are several bus companies that provide services to Ararat from different cities in Victoria. You can check with providers such as V/Line, Dysons, or other local bus operators for routes, schedules, and fares.

By Car

If you prefer traveling by car, Ararat can be reached via the Western Highway (A8) which connects Melbourne to Adelaide. The approximate distance from Melbourne CBD to Ararat is around 205 kilometers, and the journey takes approximately 2.5 - 3 hours depending on traffic conditions.

Getting Around Ararat

Once you arrive in Ararat, you can easily explore the city by walking or utilizing the local bus services. Taxis and rideshare services are also available for convenient transportation within the city.


Ararat offers various accommodation options including hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and guesthouses. You can find and book accommodations suitable for your preferences and budget through various online travel agencies.


Ararat has several attractions that are worth exploring:

  • Aradale Ghost Tour
  • Langi Morgala Museum
  • Grampians National Park
  • Ararat Railway Heritage Museum
  • Chalambar Golf Club

Make sure to plan your activities and check the operating hours or entry requirements of each attraction before visiting.


Ararat experiences a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Summers can be warm, with temperatures ranging from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius, while winters can be cold with temperatures dropping to 5 degrees Celsius or lower. It's advisable to check the weather forecast before your trip to pack suitable clothing.

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