The distance between Ballina and Mooloolaba is around 287km (178 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive which takes around 3h 5m.
We've found 3 different ways to get from Ballina to Mooloolaba by bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.
👋 Also check out Mooloolaba → Ballina if you're planning a return trip.
Take the bus to Brisbane and then to Mooloolaba.
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There are several options for getting from Ballina to Mooloolaba by bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$51 ($34) and will take around 4h 25m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and arrive in approximately 3h 5m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$55 ($37).
The distance between Ballina and Mooloolaba is around 287km (178 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 247km (153 miles)
It takes around 4h 25m to get from Ballina and Mooloolaba by bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 3h 5m to drive there.
The quickest way to get from Ballina to Mooloolaba is to drive which takes around 3h 5m and will set you back approx A$55 ($37).
The cheapest way to travel between Ballina and Mooloolaba, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$51 ($34) for a standard one-way ticket.
There is no train service that runs between Ballina and Mooloolaba. We recommend that you drive to Mooloolaba. instead which will take 3h 5m.
Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballina and Mooloolaba. It typically takes around 4h 25m and departs once daily.
There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballina to Mooloolaba. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Byron Bay Interchange Stand B and Brisbane. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 4h 25m.
NSW TrainLink, Brisbane 2 Byron Express Bus, Premier Motor Service and Greyhound Australia run regular bus services between Ballina and Mooloolaba. Buses run once daily and take around 4h 25m on average but will vary depending on you book with.
It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballina to Mooloolaba. We recommend that you take the bus to Brisbane and then to Mooloolaba. instead which will take 4h 25m.
The closest major airport to Mooloolaba is Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) (MCY) which is approximately 9km (6 miles) from Mooloolaba. Brisbane Airport (BNE) (BNE) and Hervey Bay Airport (HVB) (HVB) 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 Mooloolaba. The distance is around 287km (178 miles) by road and it will take around 3h 5m in normal traffic conditons.
If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballina to Mooloolaba is to take the bus which takes, on average, 4h 25m and will usually cost around A$51 ($34).
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The following major airports near Mooloolaba offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.