There are 5 ways to get from Ballina to Tamworth by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballina to Coffs Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Tamworth

$77 - $105

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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

$32 - $67

3 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Ballina to Tamworth 273.6 miles

$35 - $60

Fly from Ballina  •  4 h 40 min

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

$102 - $357

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

$193 - $347

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ballina to Tamworth. However, there are services departing from Ballina and arriving at Tamworth via Coffs Harbour. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 20 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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The best way to get from Ballina to Tamworth without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 20 min to get from Ballina to Tamworth, including transfers.

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Ballina to Tamworth bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Ballina station.

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The best way to get from Ballina to Tamworth is to bus which takes 10 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 4 h 40 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ballina Airport to Tamworth Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Ballina to Tamworth bus services, operated by New England Coaches, arrive at Tamworth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ballina to Tamworth is 438 km. It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to drive from Ballina to Tamworth.

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Regional Express, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas offer flights from Ballina Airport to Tamworth Airport.

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Map of how to get from Ballina to Tamworth.
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  • Distance: 221.6 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from Ballina to Tamworth via Coffs Harbour in around 10 h 20 min. Alternatively, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and two other airlines fly from Ballina to Tamworth 5 times a day.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Ballina to Tamworth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
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
4 h 50 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
$15 - $23
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Ballina to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
premierms.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
Twice a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
buslinesgroup.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
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
$14 - $20
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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
$35 - $50
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au

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The best way to get from Ballina to Ballina Airport is to line 640 bus which takes 5 min and costs .

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