There are 7 ways to get from Dubbo to Ballina by plane, bus, train, night bus 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

Fly to Ballina  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Dubbo (DBO) to Ballina (BNK) DBO - BNK

$96 - $360

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 361
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth to Tenterfield
  3. Take the bus from Tenterfield Coach Stop, Manners St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St

$84 - $143

5 alternative options

Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Dubbo (DBO) to Gold Coast (OOL) DBO - OOL
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange

$126 - $398

Fly to Brisbane, bus  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Dubbo (DBO) to Brisbane (BNE) DBO - BNE
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange

$244 - $549

Fly to Grafton, bus  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Dubbo (DBO) to Grafton (GFN) DBO - GFN
  2. Take the bus from Grafton Station, Coach Bay to Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St

$231 - $677

Train, night bus  •  20 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Dubbo Station to Strathfield Station 428
  2. Take the train from Strathfield Station to Casino Station 31 / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St 161

$125 - $192

Drive  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Dubbo to Ballina 468.1 miles

$65 - $100

What companies run services between Dubbo, NSW, Australia and Ballina, NSW, Australia?

FlyPelican, Regional Express and three other airlines fly from Dubbo to Ballina every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dubbo to Ballina via Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Tenterfield Coach Stop, Manners St, Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St, and Lismore Transit Centre in around 14 h 24 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Dubbo to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Dubbo to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Dubbo to Brisbane via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Dubbo to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Dubbo to Grafton via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Dubbo to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Dubbo to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Dubbo to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Dubbo to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Jetgo Australia
Website
jetgo.com
Flights from Dubbo to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Dubbo to Ballina via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Dubbo Station to Strathfield Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $90
Train from Strathfield Station to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$75 - $120
1st Class
$100 - $160
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
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
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
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Grafton Station, Coach Bay to Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Night bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Northern Rivers Buslines
Website
buslinesgroup.com.au
Bus from Tenterfield Coach Stop, Manners St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
buslinesgroup.com.au

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Dubbo to Ballina?

The distance between Dubbo and Ballina is 605 km. The road distance is 749 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Dubbo to Ballina is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 9 h 38 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Dubbo to Ballina is to fly which takes 5 h 13 min and costs $120 - $480.

Is there a direct bus between Dubbo and Ballina?

No, there is no direct bus from Dubbo to Ballina. However, there are services departing from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay and arriving at Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange via Tamworth, Tenterfield Coach Stop, Manners St and Lismore Transit Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 24 min.

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

It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Dubbo to Ballina, including transfers.