How to travel from Ballina to Healesville, Australia

The distance between Ballina and Healesville is around 1,367km (850 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the train which takes around 4h 30m.

8 routes found

We've found 8 different ways to get from Ballina to Healesville by plane, train, bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out HealesvilleBallina if you're planning a return trip.

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Plane and Train

Fly from Ballina (BNK) to Melbourne (MEL) then take the train to Lilydale.

  • Duration4h 30m
  • Flight time2h 15m
  • Typical cost
    A$405($275)
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Multiple operators

2 similiar routes

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Bus

Take the bus to Sydney then Melbourne and then to Maroondah Hwy/Green St.

  • Duration1 day 2h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$270($185)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Bus and Train

Take the bus to Casino Station Coach Bay then take the train to Central Station then Southern Cross and then to Lilydale.

  • Duration1 day 1h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$185($125)
Operated by

Multiple operators

2 similiar routes

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Drive

Drive to Healesville.

  • Duration16h 30m
  • Distance1,548km (962 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballina and Healesville

There are several options for getting from Ballina to Healesville by plane, train, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take the train which costs around A$185 ($125) and will take around 1 day 2h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the train and arrive in approximately 4h 30m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$405 ($275).

The distance between Ballina and Healesville is around 1,367km (850 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,228km (763 miles)

It takes around 4h 30m to get from Ballina and Healesville by plane and train. If you are travelling by car it will take around 16h 30m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballina to Healesville is to fly and then take the train which takes around 4h 30m and will set you back approx A$405 ($275).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballina and Healesville, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus and then take the train 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 Healesville. We recommend that you fly from Ballina (BNK) to Melbourne (MEL) then take the train to Lilydale. instead which will take 4h 30m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballina and Healesville. It typically takes around 1 day 2h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballina to Healesville. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Sydney and Melbourne. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 1 day 2h.

Greyhound Australia, Premier Motor Service, Firefly Express and Metropolitan buses run regular bus services between Ballina and Healesville. Buses run once daily and take around 1 day 2h 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 Healesville. We recommend that you fly from Ballina (BNK) to Melbourne (MEL) then take the train to Lilydale. instead which will take 4h 30m.

The closest major airport to Healesville is Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (MEL) which is approximately 63km (39 miles) from Healesville. Avalon Airport (AVV) (AVV) and Albury Airport (ABX) (ABX) 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 Healesville. The distance is around 1,548km (962 miles) by road and it will take around 16h 30m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballina to Healesville is to fly and then take the train which takes, on average, 4h 30m and will usually cost around A$405 ($275).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Ballina and Healesville

Transport options from Ballina to Healesville
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Train + 2 similar
4h 30m
A$405($275)
hourly1,367km (850 miles)
Plane, Bus and Train5h 45m
A$325($215)
4 times a day1,494km (928 miles)
Bus, Plane and Train6h 20m
A$380($255)
4 times a day1,524km (947 miles)
Bus
1 day 2h
A$270($185)
once daily1,812km (1,126 miles)
Bus and Train + 2 similar
1 day 1h
A$185($125)
once daily1,877km (1,166 miles)
Bus to Casino Station, Coach Bay, train1 day 1h
A$185($125)
once daily1,877km (1,166 miles)
Bus to Sydney, train1 day 2h
A$185($125)
once daily1,858km (1,155 miles)
Drive
16h 30m
A$295($195)
on demand1,548km (962 miles)

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Airports near Healesville

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

MEL
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)
International Airport
Distance
63km (39 miles) from Healesville
AVV
Avalon Airport (AVV)
International Airport
Distance
103km (64 miles) from Healesville
ABX
Albury Airport (ABX)
Domestic Airport
Distance
217km (135 miles) from Healesville