How to travel from Ballina to Point Lookout, Australia

The distance between Ballina and Point Lookout is around 216km (134 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive and then take a ferry which takes around 3h 10m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Ballina to Point Lookout by bus, train, ferry 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, Train and Ferry

Take the bus to Byron Bay Interchange Stand B and then to Brisbane then take the train to Birkdale station platform 1 then take a ferry to Yabby St at One Mile Jetty then take the bus to Mooloomba Rd near Booran St hail 'n' ride.

  • Duration4h 50m
  • Departstwice daily
  • Typical cost
    A$100($68)
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Bus to Brisbane, Ferry

Take the bus to Brisbane then take a ferry to Yabby St at One Mile Jetty.

  • Duration6h 35m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$105($70)
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Car and Ferry

Drive to Cleveland then take a ferry to Dunwich.

  • Duration3h 10m
  • Departsevery 2 hours
  • Typical cost
    A$145($95)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballina and Point Lookout

There are several options for getting from Ballina to Point Lookout by bus, train, ferry and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus, then take the train and then take a ferry which costs around A$100 ($68) and will take around 4h 50m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and then take a ferry and arrive in approximately 3h 10m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$145 ($95).

The distance between Ballina and Point Lookout is around 216km (134 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 160km (99 miles)

It takes around 4h 50m to get from Ballina and Point Lookout by bus, train and ferry.

The quickest way to get from Ballina to Point Lookout is to drive and then take a ferry which takes around 3h 10m and will set you back approx A$145 ($95).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballina and Point Lookout is to take the bus, then take the train and then take a ferry which will typically cost around A$100 ($68) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballina and Point Lookout. We recommend that you drive to Cleveland then take a ferry to Dunwich. instead which will take 3h 10m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Ballina and Point Lookout. We recommend that you drive to Cleveland then take a ferry to Dunwich. instead which will take 3h 10m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballina to Point Lookout. We recommend that you take the bus to Byron Bay Interchange Stand B and then to Brisbane then take the train to Birkdale station platform 1 then take a ferry to Yabby St at One Mile Jetty then take the bus to Mooloomba Rd near Booran St hail 'n' ride. instead which will take 4h 50m.

The closest major airport to Point Lookout is Brisbane Airport (BNE) (BNE) which is approximately 41km (26 miles) from Point Lookout. 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.

Drive yourself

No, its not really possible or feasible to drive from Ballina to Point Lookout. We recommend that you take the bus to Byron Bay Interchange Stand B and then to Brisbane then take the train to Birkdale station platform 1 then take a ferry to Yabby St at One Mile Jetty then take the bus to Mooloomba Rd near Booran St hail 'n' ride. instead which will take 4h 50m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballina to Point Lookout is to take the bus, then take the train and then take a ferry which takes, on average, 4h 50m and will usually cost around A$100 ($68).

How do I get from Ballina to Point Lookout

Compare travel optionsbetween Ballina and Point Lookout

Transport options from Ballina to Point Lookout
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus, Train and Ferry + 1 similar
4h 50m
A$100($68)
twice daily291km (181 miles)
Bus to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St, train and ferry5h 45m
A$115($76)
twice daily322km (200 miles)
Bus to Brisbane, Ferry + 1 similar
6h 35m
A$105($70)
once daily269km (167 miles)
Bus and Ferry7h 20m
A$110($73)
once daily294km (183 miles)
Car and Ferry
3h 10m
A$145($95)
every 2 hours216km (134 miles)

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Airports near Point Lookout

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

BNE
Brisbane Airport (BNE)
International Airport
Distance
41km (26 miles) from Point Lookout
OOL
Gold Coast Airport (OOL)
International Airport
Distance
82km (51 miles) from Point Lookout
MCY
Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)
Domestic Airport
Distance
102km (63 miles) from Point Lookout