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 24 min

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

$27 - $40

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 45 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

$38 - $51

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Ballina 117.1 miles

$16 - $25

Questions & Answers

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 takes 2 h 1 min and costs $22 - $35.

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

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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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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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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 23 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
$26 - $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
$23 - $35
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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