Ballina travel guide

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You're Going to Love Ballina

With a population of 14,242, Ballina is a must-see destination in New South Wales, Australia. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 100 days in order to fully appreciate everything Ballina has to offer.

When to visit Ballina

Ballina in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Ballina in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Ballina


When flying to Ballina, you’ll arrive at Ballina Byron (BNK), which is located 3 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Ballina from New Zealand departs from Christchurch and takes around 22h 45m.


Another option to get to Ballina is to pick up a car hire from Brisbane, which is about 164 km from Ballina. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Apex, among others, in Brisbane.

Airports near Ballina

Airlines serving Ballina

United Airlines
Good (3,599 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,688 reviews)
Excellent (1,452 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,590 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (584 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (445 reviews)
Excellent (283 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (650 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (922 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (273 reviews)
China Eastern
Excellent (10 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,982 reviews)
Good (171 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (170 reviews)
Good (162 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (149 reviews)
AirAsia X
Okay (5 reviews)
Excellent (6 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Ballina

Hiring a car in Ballina

Expect to pay $1.81 per litre in Ballina (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $21.68 and $28.90. The most frequently booked car type in Ballina is Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Premium car hire (Toyota HiAce or similar) is, on average, 46% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.