Getting to Byron from the Ballina Airport

Getting to Byron from the Ballina Airport

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Travelling to Byron from the Ballina Airport

The Ballina-Byron Gateway Airport is just over an hours flight from Sydney and Newcastle, and two hours direct flight from Melbourne. Jetstar, Virgin, Regional Express and Pelican Air all  fly into Ballina, making the Northern Rivers a very accessible holiday destination.

The airport is just 3 kms from the centre of Ballina and a five minute taxi drive or hop on a local Blanch’s bus (640) that will take you straight into town (Monday to Saturday) $3.40 for adult single or $1.70 consession.

Byron Bay is just 31 kms from Ballina. Catch the same Blanch’s Bus (640) either from the airport or from Tamar Street in Ballina to Byron for just $7.20 for adult single, $14.40 adult return or $3.60 concession, $7.20 concession return. You’ve also got the option of purchasing a Freedom all day unlimited pass for $12.

For the bus service timetable, visit Blanch’s Bus Company


There are also a number of private shuttle buses that operate between the Ballina-Byron Gateway airport, Ballina and Byron town centres. You are best looking up their timetables online and making a booking, some companies offer a slightly better rate if you book online. Check out the following shuttles that service the airport:

Go Byron service between Ballina, Byron and Coolangatta
Byron Easy Bus service between Ballina, Byron, Cololangatta, Brisbane CBD and Brisbane Airport
Steve’s Airport Transfers service Ballina, Lennox Head and Byron
Tweed Coast Transfers & Tours operate between Ballina, Byron, Coolangatta, Gold Coast and Brisbane

For private transport charters and a door to door service try:

Freedom Transfers operate between Thursday and Sunday, phone 0431 073 075
Silver Fern operate across the Northern Rivers, phone 0487 501 751
Byron Bay Luxury Transfers offer premium chauffeur services, airport transfers, even classic car hire, phone 0488 426 600

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