The distance between Ballina and Brisbane is around 187km (116 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive which takes around 2hrs.
We've found 3 different ways to get from Ballina to Brisbane by bus 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 Byron Bay Interchange Stand B and then to Brisbane.
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There are several options for getting from Ballina to Brisbane by bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$31 ($21) and will take around 3hrs. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and arrive in approximately 2hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$25 ($17).
The distance between Ballina and Brisbane is around 187km (116 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 164km (102 miles)
It takes around 3hrs to get from Ballina and Brisbane by bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 2hrs to drive there.
The quickest way to get from Ballina to Brisbane is to drive which takes around 2hrs and will set you back approx A$25 ($17).
The cheapest way to travel between Ballina and Brisbane, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$31 ($21) for a standard one-way ticket.
There is no train service that runs between Ballina and Brisbane. We recommend that you drive to Brisbane. instead which will take 2hrs.
Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballina and Brisbane. It typically takes around 3hrs and departs twice daily.
Yes there is a direct bus service that runs between Ballina and Brisbane with no changeovers required. The bus runs once daily and takes 4hrs.
Blanch's Bus Company, NSW TrainLink, Premier Motor Service and Greyhound Australia run regular bus services between Ballina and Brisbane. Buses run twice daily and take around 3hrs on average but will vary depending on you book with.
It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballina to Brisbane. We recommend that you take the bus to Byron Bay Interchange Stand B and then to Brisbane. instead which will take 3hrs.
The closest major airport to Brisbane is Brisbane Airport (BNE) (BNE) which is approximately 11km (7 miles) from Brisbane. Gold Coast Airport (OOL) (OOL) and Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) (MCY) 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 Brisbane. The distance is around 187km (116 miles) by road and it will take around 2hrs in normal traffic conditons.
If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballina to Brisbane is to take the bus which takes, on average, 3hrs and will usually cost around A$31 ($21).
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The following major airports near Brisbane offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.