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There are 8 ways to get from Sunshine Coast Airport to Ballina by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Mooloolaba to Brisbane Gx411 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange Southbound - Brisbane Int. to Casino / ...

$59 - $113

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Train, bus  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from Landsborough 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 / ...

$44 - $99

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Train, bus via Casino  •  7h 59m

  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

$107 - $168

Train, bus via Gold Coast Airport (OOL)  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the train from Landsborough 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

$85 - $129

Drive  •  3h 12m

  1. Drive from Sunshine Coast Airport to Ballina 293.3 km

$35 - $55

Fly to Ballina  •  5h 50m

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

$262 - $849

Fly to Brisbane, bus  •  5h 15m

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

$89 - $714

Shuttle  •  7h 3m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Maroochydore to Byron Bay Noosa

$80 - $99

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The cheapest way to get from Sunshine Coast Airport to Ballina is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Sunshine Coast Airport to Ballina is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sunshine Coast Airport to Ballina. However, there are services departing from Sunshine Coast Airport and arriving at Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange via Maroochydore station, platform 1, Mooloolaba and Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 46m.

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The distance between Sunshine Coast Airport and Ballina is 256 km. The road distance is 293.3 km.

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The best way to get from Sunshine Coast Airport to Ballina without a car is to bus which takes 6h 46m and costs $55 - $120.

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It takes approximately 6h 46m to get from Sunshine Coast Airport to Ballina, including transfers.

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Sunshine Coast Airport to Ballina bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Mooloolaba station.

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The best way to get from Sunshine Coast Airport to Ballina is to bus which takes 6h 46m and costs $55 - $120. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $260 - $850 and takes 5h 50m.

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There is no direct flight from Maroochydore Airport to Ballina Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h and has one stopover.

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Sunshine Coast Airport 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 Sunshine Coast Airport to Ballina.
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  • Distance: 255.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 46m

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

You can take a bus from Sunshine Coast Airport to Ballina via Maroochydore station, platform 1, Mooloolaba, Brisbane, and Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop in around 6h 46m. Alternatively, Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Sunshine Coast Airport to Ballina every 4 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Maroochydore to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Maroochydore to Ballina via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from Maroochydore to Ballina via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Maroochydore to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Alliance Airlines
Website
allianceairlines.com.au
Flights from Maroochydore to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$35 - $650
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Landsborough station, platform 1 to Roma Street station, platform 8
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Nambour station, platform 1 to Roma Street station, platform 8
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Landsborough to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
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Queensland Rail Travel
Economy-B-Quick fare
$18 - $25
Economy-A-Choice Fare
$15 - $22
Train from Nambour to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $28
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Queensland Rail Travel
Economy-B-Quick fare
$20 - $28
Economy-A-Choice Fare
$18 - $27
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$26 - $35
First Class
$35 - $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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Mooloolaba to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$28 - $35
Premium
$28 - $40
Advantage
$27 - $33
Bus from Brisbane to Ballina
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$40 - $50
Premium
$40 - $60
Advantage
$40 - $55
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Mooloolaba to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Ballina
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
Premier Motor Service
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 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
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 Brisbane International Airport to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Byron Easybus
Coast 2 Coast Bus Service
Phone
+61 (0) 435 031 564
Email
info@coast2coastbuses.com
Website
coast2coastbuses.com
Shuttle from Maroochydore to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
coast2coastbuses.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Sunshine Coast Airport to Ballina is 293 km. It takes approximately 3h 12m to drive from Sunshine Coast Airport to Ballina.

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

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