From Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop bus to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange. 2hrs 55min $39. From Central, platform 1 train to Varsity Lakes station, line 760 bus to Gold Coast Airport, then bus to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange. 4hrs 43min $58. From Eagle Street Stop 153 bus to Garden City Bus Station, Macgregor St, Stand L then bus to Ballina Coach Stop,Tamar St. 5hrs 24min $42. From Brisbane drive to Ballina. 2hrs 01min $29.