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There are 8 ways to get from Nambour to Ballina by bus, train, car or plane

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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Bus  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Nambour to Brisbane Gx410
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange Southbound - Brisbane Int. to Casino / ...

$54 - $107

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Train, bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Nambour station, platform 1 to Roma Street station, platform 8 Naip / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange Southbound - Brisbane Int. to Casino / ...

$42 - $104

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Train, bus via Gold Coast Airport (OOL)  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Nambour station, platform 1 to Roma Street station, platform 8
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
  3. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange

$82 - $129

Train, bus via Casino  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from Nambour station, platform 1 to Roma Street station, platform 8
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Casino Station 32
  3. Take the bus from Casino CBD Visitor Centre to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange

$65 - $109

Train, bus via Logan City  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the train from Nambour station, platform 1 to Fortitude Valley station, platform 3 Naip / ...
  2. Take the bus from Westfield Garden City to Ballina Pm41

$47 - $69

Drive  •  3h 8m

  1. Drive from Nambour to Ballina 183.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Maroochydore  •  8h 29m

  1. Fly from Maroochydore (MCY) to Ballina (BNK) MCY - BNK

$180 - $495

Train to Brisbane, fly  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from Nambour station, platform 1 to Eagle Junction station, platform 3
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Ballina (BNK) BNE - BNK

$195 - $545

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The cheapest way to get from Nambour to Ballina is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Nambour to Ballina is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nambour to Ballina. However, there are services departing from Nambour and arriving at Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange via Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 20m.

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The distance between Nambour and Ballina is 256 km. The road distance is 293.1 km.

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The best way to get from Nambour to Ballina without a car is to bus which takes 5h 20m and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 5h 20m to get from Nambour to Ballina, including transfers.

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Nambour to Ballina bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Nambour station.

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The best way to get from Nambour to Ballina is to bus which takes 5h 20m and costs $50 - $110. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $180 - $500 and takes 8h 29m.

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There is no direct flight from Maroochydore Airport to Ballina Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 35m and has one stopover.

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Nambour to Ballina bus services, operated by Byron Easybus, arrive at Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange station.

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Map of how to get from Nambour to Ballina.
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  • Distance: 159.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 20m

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

You can take a bus from Nambour to Ballina via Brisbane and Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop in around 5h 20m. Alternatively, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Nambour to Ballina every 4 hours.

Airlines
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Maroochydore to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Maroochydore to Ballina via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Flights from Brisbane to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Brisbane to Ballina via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $500
Flights from Brisbane to Ballina via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Maroochydore to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Brisbane to Ballina via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Brisbane to Ballina via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Maroochydore to Ballina via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Flights from Maroochydore to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Brisbane to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Maroochydore to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Nambour station, platform 1 to Roma Street station, platform 8
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Nambour station, platform 1 to Fortitude Valley station, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Nambour station, platform 1 to Eagle Junction station, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Nambour to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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Queensland Rail Travel
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
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 Nambour to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early bird
$24 - $35
Advantage
$26 - $28
Premium
$30 - $40
Bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Ballina
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early bird
$30 - $45
Advantage
$40 - $50
Premium
$45 - $70
Byron Easybus
Phone
+612 6685 7447
Email
info@byronbus.com
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
Byron Easybus
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Byron Easybus
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
Byron Easybus
Bus from Casino CBD Visitor Centre to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
Byron Easybus
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Ballina
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Westfield Garden City to Ballina
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Yes, the driving distance between Nambour to Ballina is 293 km. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from Nambour to Ballina.

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Qantas, Regional Express, Virgin Australia and Jetstar offer flights from Maroochydore Airport to Ballina Airport.

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