The distance between Ballina and Adelaide is around 1,916km (1,191 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive which takes around 22h 15m.
We've found 4 different ways to get from Ballina to Adelaide by bus, train and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.
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Take the bus to Sydney then Albury and then to Franklin Street.
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Take the bus to Casino Station Coach Bay then take the train to Central Station and then to Adelaide Parklands.
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There are several options for getting from Ballina to Adelaide by bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take the train which costs around A$42 ($28) and will take around 3 days 1h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and arrive in approximately 22h 15m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$255 ($170).
The distance between Ballina and Adelaide is around 1,916km (1,191 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,563km (971 miles)
It takes around 1 day 10h to get from Ballina and Adelaide by bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 22h 15m to drive there.
The quickest way to get from Ballina to Adelaide is to drive which takes around 22h 15m and will set you back approx A$255 ($170).
The cheapest way to travel between Ballina and Adelaide, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus and then take the train which will typically cost around A$42 ($28) for a standard one-way ticket.
There is no train service that runs between Ballina and Adelaide. We recommend that you drive to Adelaide. instead which will take 22h 15m.
Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballina and Adelaide. It typically takes around 1 day 10h and departs once daily.
There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballina to Adelaide. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Sydney and Albury. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 1 day 10h.
Greyhound Australia, Firefly Express and V-Line run regular bus services between Ballina and Adelaide. Buses run once daily and take around 1 day 10h on average but will vary depending on you book with.
It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballina to Adelaide. We recommend that you take the bus to Sydney then Albury and then to Franklin Street. instead which will take 1 day 10h.
The closest major airport to Adelaide is Adelaide Airport (ADL) (ADL) which is approximately 6km (4 miles) from Adelaide. Whyalla Airport (WYA) (WYA) and Port Lincoln Airport (PLO) (PLO) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.
Yes it is possible to drive from Ballina and Adelaide. The distance is around 1,916km (1,191 miles) by road and it will take around 22h 15m in normal traffic conditons.
If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballina to Adelaide is to take the bus which takes, on average, 1 day 10h and will usually cost around A$380 ($255).
|1 day 10h|
|once daily||2,359km (1,466 miles)|
Bus and Train + 1 similar
|1 day 15h|
|once a week||2,553km (1,587 miles)|
|Bus to Brisbane, Train||3 days 1h|
|once a week||2,824km (1,755 miles)|
|on demand||1,916km (1,191 miles)|
The following major airports near Adelaide offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.