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There are 11 ways to get from Bundaberg to Ballina by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the train from Bundaberg to Brisbane Roma Street Tilt Train / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange Southbound - Brisbane Int. to Casino / ...

$59 - $105

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  11h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg to Nambour
  2. Take the bus from Nambour to Brisbane
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange

$48 - $114

9 alternative options

Train, bus via Casino Station  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the train from Bundaberg to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Casino Station 32
  3. Take the bus from Casino CBD Visitor Centre to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange

$82 - $113

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  15h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg to Aspley Gympie Road
  2. Take the bus from Westfield Garden City to Ballina Pm41

$79 - $113

Drive  •  6h 34m

  1. Drive from Bundaberg to Ballina 342.6 miles

$45 - $75

Fly Bundaberg to Brisbane, bus  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from Bundaberg (BDB) to Brisbane (BNE) BDB - BNE
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane International Airport to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange

$122 - $262

Fly Bundaberg to Ballina  •  10h 59m

  1. Fly from Bundaberg (BDB) to Ballina (BNK) BDB - BNK

$239 - $709

Bus to Hervey Bay, fly to Brisbane, bus  •  8h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg to Hervey Bay - Transit Center
  2. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Brisbane (BNE) HVB - BNE
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane International Airport to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange

$158 - $412

Bus to Hervey Bay, fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  9h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg to Hervey Bay - Transit Center
  2. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Gold Coast (OOL) HVB - OOL
  3. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange

$298 - $787

Bus to Hervey Bay, fly to Ballina  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg to Hervey Bay - Transit Center
  2. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Ballina (BNK) HVB - BNK

$270 - $709

Train to Gladstone, fly to Brisbane, bus  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Bundaberg to Gladstone
  2. Fly from Gladstone (GLT) to Brisbane (BNE) GLT - BNE
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane International Airport to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange

$167 - $396

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The cheapest way to get from Bundaberg to Ballina is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 6h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Bundaberg to Ballina is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 6h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bundaberg to Ballina. However, there are services departing from Bundaberg and arriving at Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange via Nambour and Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 10m.

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The distance between Bundaberg and Ballina is 461 km. The road distance is 548.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Ballina without a car is to train and bus which takes 8h 40m and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 8h 40m to get from Bundaberg to Ballina, including transfers.

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Bundaberg to Ballina bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Bundaberg station.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Ballina is to bus which takes 11h 10m and costs $65 - $170. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $330 - $1,000 and takes 10h 59m.

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The quickest flight from Bundaberg Airport to Brisbane Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Map of how to get from Bundaberg to Ballina.
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  • Distance: 287.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 40m

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

You can take a bus from Bundaberg to Ballina via Nambour, Brisbane, and Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop in around 11h 10m. Alternatively, Qantas and Jetstar fly from Bundaberg to Ballina every 4 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Bundaberg to Ballina via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
11h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Bundaberg to Ballina via Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Hervey Bay to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Hervey Bay to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Hervey Bay to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Hervey Bay to Ballina via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Gladstone to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Hervey Bay to Gold Coast via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Hervey Bay to Gold Coast via Sydney, Canberra
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Gladstone to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Hervey Bay to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Bundaberg to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Bundaberg to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
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Queensland Rail Travel
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$16 - $25
1st Class
$23 - $35
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Phone
+612 6685 7447
Email
info@byronbus.com
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
Byron Easybus
Bus from Casino CBD Visitor Centre to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
Byron Easybus
Bus from Brisbane International Airport to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Byron Easybus
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Byron Easybus
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Ballina
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Bundaberg to Aspley Gympie Road
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Westfield Garden City to Ballina
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Bundaberg to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Premier Motor Service
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Ballina
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$15 - $23
Flexifare
$24 - $35
Bus from Bundaberg to Nambour
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$25 - $35
Flexifare
$35 - $50
Bus from Nambour to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $22
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $12
Flexifare
$15 - $22
Bus from Bundaberg to Hervey Bay - Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24

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Ballina is 1h ahead of Bundaberg. It is currently 8:00 AM in Bundaberg and 9:00 AM in Ballina.

Yes, the driving distance between Bundaberg to Ballina is 548 km. It takes approximately 6h 34m to drive from Bundaberg to Ballina.

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Qantas offers flights from Bundaberg Airport to Brisbane Airport.

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There are 364+ hotels available in Ballina. Prices start at $113 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Bundaberg Airport is to line 4 bus which takes 5m and costs $2 - $3.

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