How to travel from Ballina to Proserpine, Australia

The distance between Ballina and Proserpine is around 1,126km (700 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 4hrs.

7 routes found

We've found 7 different ways to get from Ballina to Proserpine 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 Proserpine (PPP).

  • Duration4hrs
  • Flight time3h 45m
  • Typical cost
    A$530($355)
Operated byJetstar+ 1 others

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Bus

Take the bus to Brisbane and then to Proserpine.

  • Duration21h 50m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$220($150)
Operated by

Premier Motor Service

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Bus and Train

Take the bus to Brisbane then take the train to Proserpine.

  • Duration17h 40m
  • Departs5 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$155($105)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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Drive

Drive to Proserpine.

  • Duration16h 25m
  • Distance1,262km (784 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballina and Proserpine

There are several options for getting from Ballina to Proserpine by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take the train which costs around A$155 ($105) and will take around 17h 40m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 4hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$530 ($355).

The distance between Ballina and Proserpine is around 1,126km (700 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,067km (663 miles)

It takes around 4hrs to get from Ballina and Proserpine by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 16h 25m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballina to Proserpine is to fly which takes around 4hrs and will set you back approx A$530 ($355).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballina and Proserpine, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus and then take the train which will typically cost around A$155 ($105) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballina and Proserpine. We recommend that you fly from Ballina (BNK) to Proserpine (PPP). instead which will take 4hrs.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballina and Proserpine. It typically takes around 21h 50m and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballina to Proserpine. 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 21h 50m.

NSW TrainLink, Brisbane 2 Byron Express Bus, Premier Motor Service and Greyhound Australia run regular bus services between Ballina and Proserpine. Buses run once daily and take around 21h 50m on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Ballina and Proserpine. Flights depart from Ballina (BNK) and arrive at Proserpine (PPP) - via Sydney (SYD). The flight takes around 3h 45m.

There is no direct flight from Ballina to Proserpine. There is however a flight that goes via Sydney (SYD). This services will take at least 4hrs (not including layover time).

The flight from Ballina to Proserpine typically takes around 3h 45m. Flights depart from Ballina (BNK) and and arrive into Proserpine (PPP).

The closest major airport to Proserpine is Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) (PPP) which is approximately 10km (6 miles) from Proserpine. Hamilton Island Airport (HTI) (HTI) and Cairns Airport (CNS) (CNS) 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 Proserpine. The distance is around 1,262km (784 miles) by road and it will take around 16h 25m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballina to Proserpine is to fly which takes, on average, 4hrs and will usually cost around A$530 ($355).

How do I get from Ballina to Proserpine

Compare travel optionsbetween Ballina and Proserpine

Transport options from Ballina to Proserpine
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 2 similar
4hrs
A$530($355)
hourly2,145km (1,333 miles)
Bus to Gold Coast Airport, Fly5h 50m
A$635($425)
4 times a day2,313km (1,437 miles)
Bus and Plane5h 50m
A$395($265)
every 20 mins1,126km (700 miles)
Bus
21h 50m
A$220($150)
once daily1,509km (937 miles)
Bus and Train + 1 similar
17h 40m
A$155($105)
5 times a week1,283km (797 miles)
Bus to Brisbane, train23h 40m
A$225($155)
once daily1,475km (917 miles)
Drive
16h 25m
A$240($160)
on demand1,262km (784 miles)

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Airports near Proserpine

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

PPP
Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP)
Domestic Airport
Distance
10km (6 miles) from Proserpine
HTI
Hamilton Island Airport (HTI)
Domestic Airport
Distance
38km (24 miles) from Proserpine
CNS
Cairns Airport (CNS)
International Airport
Distance
492km (306 miles) from Proserpine