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There are 7 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.

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Fly to Ballina  •  4 h 51 min

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

$95 - $358

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Bus  •  13 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 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 - $139

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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

$138 - $346

Fly to Brisbane, bus  •  6 h 31 min

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

$233 - $531

Fly to Grafton, bus  •  8 h 7 min

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

$221 - $674

Bus via Urunga  •  15 h 6 min

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

$99 - $139

Drive  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Dubbo to Ballina 468.1 miles

$65 - $100

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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 - $550 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dubbo station to Ballina. However, there are services departing from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 and arriving at Ballina via Tamworth and Coffs Harbour. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 46 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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The best way to get from Dubbo to Ballina without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 46 min and costs $120 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Dubbo to Ballina, including transfers.

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Dubbo to Ballina bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Dubbo Station, Bay 1.

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The best way to get from Dubbo to Ballina is to fly which takes 4 h 51 min and costs $130 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $200 and takes 13 h 46 min.

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There is no direct flight from Dubbo Airport to Ballina Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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Dubbo to Ballina bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Ballina station.

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Map of how to get from Dubbo to Ballina.
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  • Distance: 378.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 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 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Dubbo to Ballina via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $330
Flights from Dubbo to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Dubbo to Brisbane via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Dubbo to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 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 48 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
4 h 7 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Dubbo to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Dubbo to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane International Airport to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
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 Grafton to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Ballina
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$17 - $24
Flexifare
$25 - $35
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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 - $70
Schedules at
newenglandcoaches.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Urunga
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
newenglandcoaches.com.au
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 - $30
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Urunga to Ballina
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Dubbo to Ballina is 749 km. It takes approximately 9 h 38 min to drive from Dubbo to Ballina.

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FlyPelican, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and two other airlines offer flights from Dubbo Airport to Ballina Airport.

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There are 336+ hotels available in Ballina. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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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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