How to travel from Ballina to Bright, Australia

The distance between Ballina and Bright is around 1,187km (738 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 5hrs.

8 routes found

We've found 8 different ways to get from Ballina to Bright by plane, 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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Plane and Bus

Fly from Ballina (BNK) to Albury (ABX) then take the bus to Ford St/Camp St and then to Alpine Hotel.

  • Duration5hrs
  • Flight time2h 55m
  • Typical cost
    A$500($335)
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Bus

Take the bus to Sydney, Albury then Ford St/Camp St and then to Alpine Hotel.

  • Duration23hrs
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$225($150)
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1 similiar route

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Bus and Train

Take the bus to Casino Station Coach Bay then take the train to Central Station and then to Wangaratta Station Platform 1 then take the bus to Alpine Hotel.

  • Duration22h 45m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$200($135)
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1 similiar route

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Drive

Drive to Bright.

  • Duration14h 35m
  • Distance1,356km (843 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballina and Bright

There are several options for getting from Ballina to Bright by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$185 ($125) and will take around 23hrs. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the bus and arrive in approximately 5hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$500 ($335).

The distance between Ballina and Bright is around 1,187km (738 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,070km (665 miles)

It takes around 5hrs to get from Ballina and Bright by plane and bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 14h 35m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballina to Bright is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 5hrs and will set you back approx A$500 ($335).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballina and Bright, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$185 ($125) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballina and Bright. We recommend that you fly from Ballina (BNK) to Albury (ABX) then take the bus to Ford St/Camp St and then to Alpine Hotel. instead which will take 5hrs.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballina and Bright. It typically takes around 23hrs and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballina to Bright. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Sydney, Albury and Ford St/Camp St. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 23hrs.

Premier Motor Service, Greyhound Australia, Firefly Express, PTV Regional Transit and V-Line run regular bus services between Ballina and Bright. Buses run once daily and take around 23hrs on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballina to Bright. We recommend that you fly from Ballina (BNK) to Albury (ABX) then take the bus to Ford St/Camp St and then to Alpine Hotel. instead which will take 5hrs.

The closest major airport to Bright is Albury Airport (ABX) (ABX) which is approximately 73km (46 miles) from Bright. Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (MEL) and Canberra International Airport (CBR) (CBR) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Ballina and Bright. The distance is around 1,356km (843 miles) by road and it will take around 14h 35m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballina to Bright is to fly and then take the bus which takes, on average, 5hrs and will usually cost around A$500 ($335).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Ballina and Bright

Transport options from Ballina to Bright
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Bus + 2 similar
5hrs
A$500($335)
twice daily1,187km (738 miles)
Bus and Plane6h 35m
A$460($310)
twice daily1,352km (840 miles)
Plane, Train and Bus6h 30m
A$255($170)
twice daily1,596km (992 miles)
Bus + 1 similar
23hrs
A$225($150)
once daily1,562km (971 miles)
Bus via Hornsby23hrs
A$185($125)
4 times a week1,478km (918 miles)
Bus and Train + 1 similar
22h 45m
A$200($135)
once daily1,667km (1,036 miles)
Bus to Casino Station, Coach Bay, train22h 50m
A$200($135)
once daily1,667km (1,036 miles)
Drive
14h 35m
A$180($120)
on demand1,356km (843 miles)

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Airports near Bright

The following major airports near Bright offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.

ABX
Albury Airport (ABX)
Domestic Airport
Distance
73km (46 miles) from Bright
MEL
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)
International Airport
Distance
215km (134 miles) from Bright
CBR
Canberra International Airport (CBR)
International Airport
Distance
255km (159 miles) from Bright