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

The Goldrush Special is a V/Line train initiative where a courtesy return coach service meets trains at Ballarat station to bring visitors directly to Sovereign Hill.

After four and a half hours in our award winning attraction, the coach will return visitors back to Ballarat station for their journey home.

Customers can purchase V/Line tickets from V/Line stations, premium metropolitan stations, V/Line agents, at or by calling V/Line on 136 196.

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 136 196 to discuss special travel arrangements.

Day Tour Transport to Ballarat