There are 8 ways to get from Dubbo to Ballina by plane, 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 11 min

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

$96 - $359

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 361
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth to Coffs Harbour
  3. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Ballina

$92 - $150

6 alternative options

Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  5 h 51 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

$140 - $347

Fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Dubbo (DBO) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) DBO - CFS
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Ballina

$186 - $534

Fly to Grafton, bus  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Dubbo (DBO) to Grafton (GFN) DBO - GFN
  2. Take the bus from Grafton to Ballina

$223 - $677

Bus via Glen Innes  •  14 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 361
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth to Glen Innes
  3. Take the bus from Glen Innes Tourist Centre, Church St to Grafton Station, Coach Bay 142
  4. Take the bus from Grafton to Ballina

Bus via Urunga  •  14 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 361
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth to Urunga
  3. Take the bus from Urunga to Ballina

$105 - $145

Drive  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Dubbo to Ballina 468.1 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dubbo to Ballina is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 9 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dubbo to Ballina is to fly which costs $130 - $500 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The distance between Dubbo and Ballina is 605 km. The road distance is 748.9 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Dubbo to Ballina, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dubbo station to Ballina. However, there are services departing from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay and arriving at Ballina via Tamworth and Coffs Harbour. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 46 min.

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The best way to get from Dubbo to Dubbo Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs $25 - $30.

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Map of how to get from Dubbo to Ballina.
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  • Distance: 378.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

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, and Coffs Harbour in around 13 h 46 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Dubbo to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Dubbo to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Dubbo to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
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
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Dubbo to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
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
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Dubbo to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Dubbo to Ballina via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Dubbo to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
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
$26 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Ballina
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$17 - $25
Flexifare
$26 - $40
Bus from Grafton to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $16
Flexifare
$18 - $26
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Ballina
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Urunga to Ballina
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
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
$25 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Glen Innes Tourist Centre, Church St to Grafton Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
New England Coaches
Website
newenglandcoaches.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
newenglandcoaches.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Urunga
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
newenglandcoaches.com.au
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Glen Innes
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
crisps.com.au

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