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

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Bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Ballina

$16 - $22

2 alternative options

Line 777 bus, bus  •  2 h 54 min

  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

$29 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  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 $13 - $20 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Ballina is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Ballina. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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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 2 h 50 min and costs $23 - $30.

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The bus from Surfers Paradise to Ballina takes 2 h 50 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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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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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Ballina.
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  • Distance: 60.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

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 - $22 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Ballina
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Bus from Broadbeach South station, stop B to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
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
$25 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au

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