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 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