There are 2 ways to get from Brisbane to Ballina by bus or car

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Bus  •  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

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Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Ballina 117.1 miles

$16 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Ballina is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Ballina is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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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.

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The distance between Brisbane and Ballina is 164 km. The road distance is 187.4 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Ballina without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 55 min and costs $50 - $65.

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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.

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Brisbane to Ballina bus services, operated by Byron Easybus, depart from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop station.

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Brisbane to Ballina bus services, operated by Byron Easybus, arrive at Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Ballina is 187 km. It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to drive from Brisbane to Ballina.

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There are 263+ hotels available in Ballina. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 102.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 55 min

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.

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

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