How to travel from Ballina to Port Macquarie, Australia

The distance between Ballina and Port Macquarie is around 357km (222 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive which takes around 4hrs.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Ballina to Port Macquarie 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 Port MacquarieBallina if you're planning a return trip.

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Bus

Take the bus to Port Macquarie.

  • Duration6h 45m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$74($50)
Operated byGreyhound Australia+ 1 others

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Drive

Drive to Port Macquarie.

  • Duration4hrs
  • Distance357km (222 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballina and Port Macquarie

There are several options for getting from Ballina to Port Macquarie by bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$65 ($44) and will take around 7h 40m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and arrive in approximately 4hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$48 ($32).

The distance between Ballina and Port Macquarie is around 357km (222 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 292km (181 miles)

It takes around 6h 45m to get from Ballina and Port Macquarie by bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 4hrs to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballina to Port Macquarie is to drive which takes around 4hrs and will set you back approx A$48 ($32).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballina and Port Macquarie, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$65 ($44) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballina and Port Macquarie. We recommend that you drive to Port Macquarie. instead which will take 4hrs.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballina and Port Macquarie. It typically takes around 6h 45m and departs once daily.

Yes there is a direct bus service that runs between Ballina and Port Macquarie with no changeovers required. The bus runs once daily and takes 6h 45m.

Greyhound Australia and Premier Motor Service run regular bus services between Ballina and Port Macquarie. Buses run once daily and take around 6h 45m on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballina to Port Macquarie. We recommend that you take the bus to Port Macquarie. instead which will take 6h 45m.

The closest major airport to Port Macquarie is Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ) (PQQ) which is approximately 4km (3 miles) from Port Macquarie. Coffs Harbour Airport (CFS) (CFS) and Sydney Airport (SYD) (SYD) 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 Macquarie. The distance is around 357km (222 miles) by road and it will take around 4hrs in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballina to Port Macquarie is to take the bus which takes, on average, 6h 45m and will usually cost around A$74 ($50).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Ballina and Port Macquarie

Transport options from Ballina to Port Macquarie
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus + 1 similar
6h 45m
A$74($50)
once daily405km (251 miles)
Bus to Port Macquarie7h 40m
A$65($44)
once daily435km (270 miles)
Drive
4hrs
A$48($32)
on demand357km (222 miles)

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Airports near Port Macquarie

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

PQQ
Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
4km (3 miles) from Port Macquarie
CFS
Coffs Harbour Airport (CFS)
Domestic Airport
Distance
125km (77 miles) from Port Macquarie
SYD
Sydney Airport (SYD)
International Airport
Distance
322km (200 miles) from Port Macquarie