How to travel from Ballina to Port Arthur, Australia

The distance between Ballina and Port Arthur is around 1,813km (1,127 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 5h 45m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Ballina to Port Arthur by plane and bus. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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

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Plane and Bus

Fly from Ballina (BNK) to Hobart (HBA) then take the bus to Nubeena Rd / Safety Cove Rd.

  • Duration5h 45m
  • Flight time3h 30m
  • Typical cost
    A$430($290)
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Bus and Plane

Take the bus to Gold Coast Airport then fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Hobart (HBA) then take the bus to Nubeena Rd / Safety Cove Rd.

  • Duration6h 45m
  • Flight time2h 50m
  • Typical cost
    A$325($220)
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Fly to Launceston (LST), bus

Fly from Ballina (BNK) to Launceston (LST) then take the bus to Hobart Transit Centre No.230 Liverpool St and then to Nubeena Rd / Safety Cove Rd.

  • Duration7h 45m
  • Flight time3h 10m
  • Typical cost
    A$605($410)
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Bus to Brisbane International Airport, plane

Take the bus to Brisbane International Airport then fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hobart (HBA) then take the bus to Nubeena Rd / Safety Cove Rd.

  • Duration8h 60m
  • Flight time2h 50m
  • Typical cost
    A$430($290)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballina and Port Arthur

There are several options for getting from Ballina to Port Arthur by plane and bus. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then fly which costs around A$325 ($220) and will take around 6h 45m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the bus and arrive in approximately 5h 45m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$430 ($290).

The distance between Ballina and Port Arthur is around 1,813km (1,127 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,668km (1,036 miles)

It takes around 5h 45m to get from Ballina and Port Arthur by plane and bus.

The quickest way to get from Ballina to Port Arthur is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 5h 45m and will set you back approx A$430 ($290).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballina and Port Arthur is to take the bus and then fly which will typically cost around A$325 ($220) for a standard one-way ticket.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballina to Port Arthur. We recommend that you fly from Ballina (BNK) to Hobart (HBA) then take the bus to Nubeena Rd / Safety Cove Rd. instead which will take 5h 45m.

The closest major airport to Port Arthur is Hobart Airport (HBA) (HBA) which is approximately 44km (27 miles) from Port Arthur. Launceston Airport (LST) (LST) and Devonport Airport (DPO) (DPO) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballina to Port Arthur is to fly and then take the bus which takes, on average, 5h 45m and will usually cost around A$430 ($290).

How do I get from Ballina to Port Arthur

Compare travel optionsbetween Ballina and Port Arthur

Transport options from Ballina to Port Arthur
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Bus
5h 45m
A$430($290)
once daily2,007km (1,247 miles)
Bus and Plane
6h 45m
A$325($220)
once daily1,936km (1,203 miles)
Fly to Launceston (LST), bus
7h 45m
A$605($410)
once daily1,813km (1,127 miles)
Bus to Brisbane International Airport, plane
8h 60m
A$430($290)
once daily2,119km (1,317 miles)

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Airports near Port Arthur

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

HBA
Hobart Airport (HBA)
International Airport
Distance
44km (27 miles) from Port Arthur
LST
Launceston Airport (LST)
Domestic Airport
Distance
185km (115 miles) from Port Arthur
DPO
Devonport Airport (DPO)
Domestic Airport
Distance
248km (154 miles) from Port Arthur