How to travel from Ballina to Byron Bay, Australia

The distance between Ballina and Byron Bay is around 32km (20 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a taxi which takes around 28min.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Ballina to Byron Bay by bus, taxi and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Bus

Take the bus to Byron Bay Interchange Stand C.

  • Duration31min
  • Departshourly
  • Typical cost
    A$4($3)
Operated by

NSW TrainLink

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taxi
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Taxi

Take a taxi to Byron Bay.

  • Duration28min
  • Departson demand
  • Typical cost
    A$120($80)
Operated by

Ballina District Taxis

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Drive

Drive to Byron Bay.

  • Duration28min
  • Distance36km (23 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballina and Byron Bay

There are several options for getting from Ballina to Byron Bay by bus, taxi and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$4 ($3) and will take around 31min. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take a taxi and arrive in approximately 28min, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$120 ($80).

The distance between Ballina and Byron Bay is around 32km (20 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 25km (15 miles)

It takes around 31min to get from Ballina and Byron Bay by bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 28min to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballina to Byron Bay is to take a taxi which takes around 28min and will set you back approx A$120 ($80).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballina and Byron Bay, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$4 ($3) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballina and Byron Bay. We recommend that you take a taxi to Byron Bay. instead which will take 28min.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballina and Byron Bay. It typically takes around 31min and departs twice daily.

Yes there is a direct bus service that runs between Ballina and Byron Bay with no changeovers required. The bus runs twice daily and takes 31min.

NSW TrainLink run regular bus services between Ballina and Byron Bay. Buses run twice daily and take around 31min 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 Byron Bay. We recommend that you take the bus to Byron Bay Interchange Stand C. instead which will take 31min.

The closest major airport to Byron Bay is Ballina Byron Airport (BNK) (BNK) which is approximately 22km (14 miles) from Byron Bay. Gold Coast Airport (OOL) (OOL) and Brisbane Airport (BNE) (BNE) 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 Byron Bay. The distance is around 36km (23 miles) by road and it will take around 28min in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballina to Byron Bay is to take the bus which takes, on average, 31min and will usually cost around A$4 ($3).

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Transport options from Ballina to Byron Bay
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus
31min
A$4($3)
hourly32km (20 miles)
Taxi
28min
A$120($80)
on demand36km (23 miles)
Drive
28min
A$6($4)
on demand36km (23 miles)

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Airports near Byron Bay

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

BNK
Ballina Byron Airport (BNK)
Domestic Airport
Distance
22km (14 miles) from Byron Bay
OOL
Gold Coast Airport (OOL)
International Airport
Distance
55km (34 miles) from Byron Bay
BNE
Brisbane Airport (BNE)
International Airport
Distance
147km (91 miles) from Byron Bay