There are 7 ways to get from Ballina to Tamworth by bus, train, night bus, 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Grafton Station, Coach Bay 144
  2. Take the bus from Grafton Station, Coach Bay to Glen Innes Tourist Centre, Church St 141
  3. Take the bus from Glen Innes to Tamworth

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Tenterfield Coach Stop, Manners St
  2. Take the bus from Tenterfield Coach Stop, Manners St to Armidale Station, Coach Bay 328
  3. Take the train from Armidale Station to Tamworth Station 224

$33 - $69

5 alternative options

Bus, train via Urunga  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Grafton Station, Coach Bay 144
  2. Take the train from Grafton Station to Urunga Station 36 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Urunga to Tamworth

$77 - $108

Night bus, train  •  15 h 53 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 Maitland Station 32
  3. Take the train from Maitland Station to Tamworth Station 223

$86 - $133

Drive  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Ballina to Tamworth 273.6 miles

$35 - $60

Fly from Ballina  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Ballina (BNK) to Tamworth (TMW) BNK - TMW

$103 - $358

Bus to Brisbane, fly  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange to Brisbane International Airport
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Tamworth (TMW) BNE - TMW

$196 - $351

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ballina to Tamworth is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ballina to Tamworth is to fly which costs $130 - $490 and takes 4 h 53 min.

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The distance between Ballina and Tamworth is 355 km. The road distance is 437.8 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h 25 min to get from Ballina to Tamworth, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ballina to Tamworth. However, there are services departing from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St and arriving at Tamworth via Grafton Station, Coach Bay and Glen Innes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

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What companies run services between Ballina, NSW, Australia and Tamworth, NSW, Australia?

You can take a bus from Ballina to Tamworth via Grafton Station, Coach Bay, Glen Innes Tourist Centre, Church St, and Glen Innes in around 10 h 25 min. Alternatively, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas fly from Ballina to Tamworth every 4 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Ballina to Tamworth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Brisbane to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Ballina to Tamworth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Armidale Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$11 - $17
1st Class
$16 - $24
Train from Grafton Station to Urunga Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$11 - $16
1st Class
$15 - $22
Train from Casino Station to Maitland Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$55 - $85
1st Class
$80 - $120
Train from Maitland Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$25 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
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
$16 - $23
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Grafton Station, Coach Bay to Glen Innes Tourist Centre, Church St
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Tenterfield Coach Stop, Manners St to Armidale Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
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
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Glen Innes to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
Northern Rivers Buslines
Website
buslinesgroup.com.au
Bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Tenterfield Coach Stop, Manners St
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 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 Brisbane International Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au

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