There are 5 ways to get from Ballina to Coffs Harbour by bus, night bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Transport NSW  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Grafton Station, Coach Bay 144
  2. Take the bus from Grafton Fire Station, Prince St to Park Av At Little St 372

$24 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus Northern Rivers Buslines  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Prince St At Fitzroy St 695
  2. Take the bus from Grafton Fire Station, Prince St to Park Av At Little St 372

$12 - $38

3 alternative options

Night bus, train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the night bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Casino Station, Coach Bay 166
  2. Take the train from Casino Station to Urunga Station 32

$52 - $73

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Ballina to Coffs Harbour 131.5 miles

$18 - $28

Bus, fly  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange to Lismore Transit Centre
  2. Fly from Lismore (LSY) to Grafton (GFN) LSY - GFN
  3. Take the bus from Pacific Hwy Before Hunter St to Park Av At Little St

$94 - $145

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ballina to Coffs Harbour is to bus which costs $17 - $55 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ballina to Coffs Harbour is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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The distance between Ballina and Coffs Harbour is 165 km. The road distance is 210.3 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to get from Ballina to Coffs Harbour, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ballina to Coffs Harbour. However, there are services departing from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St and arriving at Park Av At Little St via Bligh St At Charles Lane and Grafton Fire Station, Prince St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Lismore Airport to Grafton Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Ballina to Coffs Harbour.
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  • Distance: 103.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 42 min

What companies run services between Ballina, NSW, Australia and Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia?

You can take a bus from Ballina to Coffs Harbour via Grafton Station, Coach Bay, Bligh St At Charles Lane, Prince St At Fitzroy St, and Grafton Fire Station, Prince St in around 6 h 42 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Lismore to Grafton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Casino Station to Urunga Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$20 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Grafton Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Night bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Casino Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Forest Coach Lines
Website
forestcoachlines.com.au
Bus from Grafton Fire Station, Prince St to Park Av At Little St
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
forestcoachlines.com.au
Bus from Pacific Hwy Before Hunter St to Park Av At Little St
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
forestcoachlines.com.au
Northern Rivers Buslines
Website
buslinesgroup.com.au
Bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Prince St At Fitzroy St
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
buslinesgroup.com.au
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange to Lismore Transit Centre
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Ballina Buslines
Website
buslinesgroup.com.au
Bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
buslinesgroup.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Blanch's Bus Company
Phone
(02) 6686 2144
Email
info@blanchs.com.au
Website
blanchs.com.au
Bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
blanchs.com.au

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