From Central, platform 3 train to Brisbane Domestic Airport, bus to Byron Bay, then bus to Ballina. 4hrs 46min $71. From Queen Street, 1H bus to Garden City Bus Station, Macgregor St, Stand L then bus to Ballina Coach Stop,Tamar St. 5hrs 21min $31. From Central, platform 1 train to Varsity Lakes station, line 760 bus to Tweed Heads Coach Stop, Wharf St, then line 166 night bus to Ballina Coach Stop,Tamar St. 5hrs 40min $30. From Brisbane drive to Ballina. 2hrs 06min $31.