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There are 3 ways to get from Gold Coast to Ballina by bus or car

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Bus  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Ballina Gx421 / ...

$11 - $29

2 alternative options

Line 777 bus, bus  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the line 777 bus from Broadbeach South station, stop B to Gold Coast Airport 777
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange Southbound - Brisbane Int. to Casino

$30 - $44

Drive  •  1h 17m

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Ballina 69.8 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Ballina is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 1h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Ballina is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 1h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Ballina. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 50m.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Ballina is 97 km. The road distance is 111.7 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Ballina without a car is to bus which takes 2h 50m and costs $15 - $40.

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The bus from Surfers Paradise to Ballina takes 2h 50m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Gold Coast to Ballina bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Surfers Paradise station.

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Gold Coast to Ballina bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Ballina station.

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Ballina is 1h ahead of Gold Coast. It is currently 7:40 AM in Gold Coast and 8:40 AM in Ballina.

Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Ballina is 112 km. It takes approximately 1h 17m to drive from Gold Coast to Ballina.

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  • Distance: 60.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 50m

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

Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Gold Coast to Ballina twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $29 and the journey takes 2h 50m. Greyhound Australia also services this route twice daily.

Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Ballina
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $29
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 Surfers Paradise to Ballina
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $26
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$11 - $16
Flexifare
$19 - $26
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Bus from Broadbeach South station, stop B to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Byron Easybus
Phone
+612 6685 7447
Email
info@byronbus.com
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
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

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