How to travel from Ballina to Margaret River, Australia

The distance between Ballina and Margaret River is around 4,015km (2,495 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 6h 55m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Ballina to Margaret River 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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Fly

Fly from Ballina (BNK) to Busselton (BQB).

  • Duration6h 55m
  • Flight time6h 10m
  • Typical cost
    A$520($350)
Operated byJetstar+ 3 others

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Bus and Train

Take the bus to Sydney then take the train to Perth then take the bus to Charles West Av Transwa Margaret River.

  • Duration3 days 21h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$1,175($790)
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Drive

Drive to Margaret River.

  • Duration2 days
  • Distance4,522km (2,810 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballina and Margaret River

There are several options for getting from Ballina to Margaret River by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then fly which costs around A$460 ($310) and will take around 8h 40m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 6h 55m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$520 ($350).

The distance between Ballina and Margaret River is around 4,015km (2,495 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 3,675km (2,283 miles)

It takes around 6h 55m to get from Ballina and Margaret River by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 2 days to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballina to Margaret River is to fly which takes around 6h 55m and will set you back approx A$520 ($350).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballina and Margaret River, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus and then fly which will typically cost around A$460 ($310) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballina and Margaret River. We recommend that you fly from Ballina (BNK) to Busselton (BQB). instead which will take 6h 55m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Ballina and Margaret River. We recommend that you fly from Ballina (BNK) to Busselton (BQB). instead which will take 6h 55m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Ballina and Margaret River. Flights depart from Ballina (BNK) and arrive at Busselton (BQB) - via Melbourne (MEL). The flight takes around 6h 10m.

There is no direct flight from Ballina to Margaret River. There is however a flight that goes via Melbourne (MEL). This services will take at least 6h 55m (not including layover time).

The flight from Ballina to Margaret River typically takes around 6h 10m. Flights depart from Ballina (BNK) and and arrive into Busselton (BQB).

The closest major airport to Margaret River is Busselton Airport (BQB) (BQB) which is approximately 42km (26 miles) from Margaret River. Perth Airport (PER) (PER) and Albany Airport (ALH) (ALH) 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 Margaret River. The distance is around 4,522km (2,810 miles) by road and it will take around 2 days in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballina to Margaret River is to fly which takes, on average, 6h 55m and will usually cost around A$520 ($350).

How do I get from Ballina to Margaret River

Compare travel optionsbetween Ballina and Margaret River

Transport options from Ballina to Margaret River
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 1 similar
6h 55m
A$520($350)
every 20 mins4,015km (2,495 miles)
Bus and Plane8h 40m
A$460($310)
twice daily4,170km (2,591 miles)
Bus and Train
3 days 21h
A$1,175($790)
once a week5,462km (3,394 miles)
Drive
2 days
A$600($405)
on demand4,522km (2,810 miles)

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Airports near Margaret River

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

BQB
Busselton Airport (BQB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
42km (26 miles) from Margaret River
PER
Perth Airport (PER)
International Airport
Distance
239km (149 miles) from Margaret River
ALH
Albany Airport (ALH)
Domestic Airport
Distance
273km (170 miles) from Margaret River