How to travel from Ballina to Whyalla, Australia

The distance between Ballina and Whyalla is around 1,943km (1,207 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 4h 35m.

6 routes found

We've found 6 different ways to get from Ballina to Whyalla by plane, bus, train, taxi 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 Whyalla (WYA).

  • Duration4h 35m
  • Flight time4h 20m
  • Typical cost
    A$765($515)
Operated by

Qantas

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1 similiar route

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4 x bus
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Bus

Take the bus to Sydney, Albury then 85 Franklin St and then to Whyalla.

  • Duration1 day 16h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$415($280)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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train
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bus
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Bus and Train

Take the bus to Brisbane then take the train to Adelaide then take the bus to Whyalla.

  • Duration3 days 8h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$115($78)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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car
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Drive

Drive to Whyalla.

  • Duration22hrs
  • Distance1,986km (1,234 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballina and Whyalla

There are several options for getting from Ballina to Whyalla by plane, bus, train, taxi and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take the train which costs around A$115 ($78) and will take around 3 days 8h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 4h 35m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$765 ($515).

The distance between Ballina and Whyalla is around 1,943km (1,207 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,591km (989 miles)

It takes around 4h 35m to get from Ballina and Whyalla by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 22hrs to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Ballina to Whyalla is to fly which takes around 4h 35m and will set you back approx A$765 ($515).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballina and Whyalla, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus and then take the train which will typically cost around A$115 ($78) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballina and Whyalla. We recommend that you fly from Ballina (BNK) to Whyalla (WYA). instead which will take 4h 35m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Ballina and Whyalla. It typically takes around 1 day 16h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Ballina to Whyalla. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Sydney, Albury, 85 Franklin St and Whyalla. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 1 day 16h.

Greyhound Australia, Premier Motor Service, Firefly Express, V/Line and Stateliner run regular bus services between Ballina and Whyalla. Buses run once daily and take around 1 day 16h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Ballina and Whyalla. Flights depart from Ballina (BNK) and arrive at Whyalla (WYA) - via Sydney (SYD). The flight takes around 4h 20m.

There is no direct flight from Ballina to Whyalla. There is however a flight that goes via Sydney (SYD) and Adelaide (ADL). This services will take at least 4h 35m (not including layover time).

The flight from Ballina to Whyalla typically takes around 4h 20m. Flights depart from Ballina (BNK) and and arrive into Whyalla (WYA).

The closest major airport to Whyalla is Whyalla Airport (WYA) (WYA) which is approximately 6km (4 miles) from Whyalla. Adelaide Airport (ADL) (ADL) and Port Lincoln Airport (PLO) (PLO) 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 Whyalla. The distance is around 1,986km (1,234 miles) by road and it will take around 22hrs in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballina to Whyalla is to fly which takes, on average, 4h 35m and will usually cost around A$765 ($515).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Ballina and Whyalla

Transport options from Ballina to Whyalla
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 1 similar
4h 35m
A$765($515)
hourly2,013km (1,251 miles)
Bus and Plane5h 20m
A$515($345)
4 times a day1,943km (1,207 miles)
Bus
1 day 16h
A$415($280)
once daily2,770km (1,721 miles)
Bus and Train + 1 similar
3 days 8h
A$115($78)
once a week3,236km (2,011 miles)
Train, Bus and Taxi1 day 20h
A$750($505)
once a week2,942km (1,828 miles)
Drive
22hrs
A$375($255)
on demand1,986km (1,234 miles)

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Airports near Whyalla

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

WYA
Whyalla Airport (WYA)
Domestic Airport
Distance
6km (4 miles) from Whyalla
ADL
Adelaide Airport (ADL)
International Airport
Distance
229km (142 miles) from Whyalla
PLO
Port Lincoln Airport (PLO)
Domestic Airport
Distance
235km (146 miles) from Whyalla