How to travel from Ballina to Port Hedland, Australia

The distance between Ballina and Port Hedland is around 5,048km (3,137 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 8h 40m.

7 routes found

We've found 7 different ways to get from Ballina to Port Hedland 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 Port Hedland (PHE).

  • Duration8h 40m
  • Flight time8h 25m
  • Typical cost
    A$1,685($1,135)
Operated by

Qantas

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3 similiar routes

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Bus and Train

Take the bus to Sydney then take the train to Perth then take the bus to Port Hedland Visitor Centre.

  • Duration4 days 14h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$1,190($800)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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Drive

Drive to Port Hedland.

  • Duration2 days 6h
  • Distance5,369km (3,336 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballina and Port Hedland

There are several options for getting from Ballina to Port Hedland by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take the train which costs around A$1,190 ($800) and will take around 4 days 14h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 8h 40m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$1,685 ($1,135).

The distance between Ballina and Port Hedland is around 5,048km (3,137 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 3,648km (2,267 miles)

It takes around 8h 40m to get from Ballina and Port Hedland by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 2 days 6h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballina to Port Hedland is to fly which takes around 8h 40m and will set you back approx A$1,685 ($1,135).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballina and Port Hedland, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus and then take the train which will typically cost around A$1,190 ($800) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballina and Port Hedland. We recommend that you fly from Ballina (BNK) to Port Hedland (PHE). instead which will take 8h 40m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Ballina and Port Hedland. We recommend that you fly from Ballina (BNK) to Port Hedland (PHE). instead which will take 8h 40m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Ballina and Port Hedland. Flights depart from Ballina (BNK) and arrive at Port Hedland (PHE) - via Sydney (SYD). The flight takes around 8h 25m.

There is no direct flight from Ballina to Port Hedland. There is however a flight that goes via Sydney (SYD) and Perth (PER). This services will take at least 8h 40m (not including layover time).

The flight from Ballina to Port Hedland typically takes around 8h 25m. Flights depart from Ballina (BNK) and and arrive into Port Hedland (PHE).

The closest major airport to Port Hedland is Port Hedland International Airport (PHE) (PHE) which is approximately 9km (6 miles) from Port Hedland. Karratha Airport (KTA) (KTA) and Barimunya Airport (BYP) (BYP) 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 Port Hedland. The distance is around 5,369km (3,336 miles) by road and it will take around 2 days 6h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballina to Port Hedland is to fly which takes, on average, 8h 40m and will usually cost around A$1,685 ($1,135).

How do I get from Ballina to Port Hedland

Compare travel optionsbetween Ballina and Port Hedland

Transport options from Ballina to Port Hedland
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 3 similar
8h 40m
A$1,685($1,135)
hourly5,216km (3,241 miles)
Bus and Plane9h 30m
A$1,200($805)
4 times a day5,048km (3,137 miles)
Bus to Brisbane International Airport, Fly11h 45m
A$2,040($1,375)
every 20 mins5,147km (3,198 miles)
Bus to Coffs Harbour, Fly12h 40m
A$2,020($1,360)
once daily5,292km (3,288 miles)
Bus and Train + 1 similar
4 days 14h
A$1,190($800)
once a week6,406km (3,981 miles)
Bus to Sydney, train4 days 21h
A$1,250($840)
once a week6,859km (4,262 miles)
Drive
2 days 6h
A$1,015($680)
on demand5,369km (3,336 miles)

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Airports near Port Hedland

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

PHE
Port Hedland International Airport (PHE)
International Airport
Distance
9km (6 miles) from Port Hedland
KTA
Karratha Airport (KTA)
Domestic Airport
Distance
194km (120 miles) from Port Hedland
BYP
Barimunya Airport (BYP)
Domestic Airport
Distance
270km (168 miles) from Port Hedland