There are 4 ways to get from Brisbane to Ballina by bus, train or car

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 Byron Easybus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange Southbound - Brisbane Int. to Casino

$35 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Garden City Bus Station, Macgregor St, Stand L to Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St Pm41

$28 - $41

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2 Bdvl / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange Southbound - Brisbane Int. to Casino

$39 - $52

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Ballina 117.1 miles

$16 - $25

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Ballina, NSW, Australia?

Byron Easybus operates a bus from Brisbane to Ballina every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Garden City Bus Station, Macgregor St, Stand L to Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Brisbane to Ballina?

The distance between Brisbane and Ballina is 164 km. The road distance is 187 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Ballina?

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Ballina is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 2 h 1 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Brisbane to Ballina?

The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Ballina is to drive which takes 2 h 1 min and costs $21 - $35.

Is there a direct bus between Brisbane and Ballina?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop and arriving at Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

How long does it take to get from Brisbane to Ballina?

The bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange takes 2 h 55 min including transfers and departs every four hours.