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. Ballina deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

When to visit Ballina

Ballina in November
Estimated hotel price
$187
1 night at 3-star hotel
Ballina in November
Estimated hotel price
$187
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Ballina

Plane

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 11h.

Car

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 Crazy Clark's Car Rentals, among others, in Brisbane.

Plane

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 11h.

Car

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 Crazy Clark's Car Rentals, among others, in Brisbane.

Airports near Ballina

Airlines serving Ballina

United Airlines
Good (4,962 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,467 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,864 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (923 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (833 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (477 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (54 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (983 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (549 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,794 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (311 reviews)
Hawaiian Airlines
Good (1,592 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (262 reviews)
Jetstar
Good (315 reviews)
AirAsia X
Good (28 reviews)
IndiGo
Good (340 reviews)
Rex
Excellent (22 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Ballina

Hiring a car in Ballina

Expect to pay $1.90 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 $22.76 and $30.34. The most frequently booked car type in Ballina is Intermediate (Class Intermediate SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Skoda Fabia or similar) is, on average, 51% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $1.90 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 $22.76 and $30.34. The most frequently booked car type in Ballina is Intermediate (Class Intermediate SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Skoda Fabia or similar) is, on average, 51% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.