There are 9 ways to get from Newcastle to Ballina by plane, bus, train, night 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 Newcastle to Ballina  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Ballina (BNK) NTL - BNK

$79 - $560

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Train, bus  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Broadmeadow Station to Grafton Station 31 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Grafton Station, Coach Bay to Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St 143

$64 - $100

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Fly Newcastle to Gold Coast, bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Gold Coast (OOL) NTL - OOL
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange

$77 - $288

Train to Sydney, fly to Ballina  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Ballina (BNK) SYD - BNK

$74 - $221

Train to Sydney, fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Gold Coast (OOL) SYD - OOL
  3. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange

$87 - $269

Fly Newcastle to Brisbane, bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Brisbane (BNE) NTL - BNE
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange

$92 - $263

Bus  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle to Ballina

$65 - $85

Train, night bus  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Broadmeadow Station to Casino Station 31 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St 161

$65 - $94

Drive  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Ballina 375.6 miles

$50 - $80

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newcastle and arriving at Ballina. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 10 h 5 min.

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The distance between Newcastle and Ballina is 483 km. The road distance is 600.9 km.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Ballina without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Newcastle to Ballina, including transfers.

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Newcastle to Ballina bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Newcastle station.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Ballina is to fly which takes 3 h 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Newcastle Airport to Ballina Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle to Ballina is 601 km. It takes approximately 6 h 55 min to drive from Newcastle to Ballina.

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FlyPelican offers flights from Newcastle Airport to Ballina Airport.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle to Ballina.
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  • Distance: 301.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

What companies run services between Newcastle, NSW, Australia and Ballina, NSW, Australia?

FlyPelican flies from Newcastle to Ballina 6 times a week. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Newcastle to Ballina once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $85 and the journey takes 10 h 5 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Newcastle to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Newcastle to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Newcastle to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Newcastle to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Newcastle to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Newcastle to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Broadmeadow Station to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$55 - $85
1st Class
$80 - $120
Train from Broadmeadow Station to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $75
1st Class
$65 - $100
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
$25 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Newcastle to Ballina
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Grafton City South to Ballina
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Night bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Grafton Station, Coach Bay to Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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There are 268+ hotels available in Ballina. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Newcastle Airport is to line 136 bus which takes 27 min and costs .

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