Getting Here


Situated in the historic city of Ballarat, Sovereign Hill is located in Bradshaw Street and can be easily accessed by car, or by train and tour coach services which operate daily from Melbourne. Sovereign Hill is a comfortable 90-minute drive from Melbourne along the Western Highway (or only an hour from Melbourne Airport). Once in Ballarat, just follow the brown and white tourist signs to Sovereign Hill.

Free parking.

Goldrush Special

A new V/Line train initiative – the Goldrush Special now delivers visitors directly to Sovereign Hill’s front door.

As part of the Goldrush Special a courtesy return service coach meets the train at Ballarat station and brings visitors directly to Sovereign Hill. After four and a half hours in our award winning attraction, the coach returns to Sovereign Hill to take visitors back to the railway station for their journey home. It’s that easy.

To make the trip even more affordable, people who travel aboard the Goldrush Special and show their valid V/Line tickets on arrival at Sovereign Hill, receive a 10% discount off the entrance price (plus coach ride). (No other discounts apply).

Journey Times

Please note:
Goldrush Special transfer service is not available for groups of 20 or more people.
For primary school group travel, visit
For group travel, visit or contact V/Line on 1800 800 007 to discuss the special travel arrangements.
For overseas visitors contact +61 3 9662 2505.

Day Tour Transport to Ballarat

Group Travel

Ballarat Coachlines 03 5316 7200
V/Line or contact V/Line on 136 196 to discuss the special travel arrangements.