The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BBGA) is the gateway to the Northern Rivers with direct flights from Sydney, with Jetstar, Rex and Virgin. Newcastle, Canberra and Dubbo with Fly Pelican and Melbourne with Jetstar. The airport is less than a five minute drive from the Ballina CBD too – you beauty!
For further information visit ballinabyronairport.com.au
Flying times to Ballina from:
Sydney - 1hr 15 mins
Melbourne – 2 hrs
Newcastle – 1hr 20mins
Canberra – 2hrs
Dubbo – 1hr 45mins
The Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta, is located a 55 minute drive to the centre of Ballina.
For further information visit goldcoastairport.com.au
The Pacific Highway upgrade has made the journey to Ballina from the south or the north so quick and easy. Brisbane and Coffs Harbour are only a two hour drive away.
There are daily coach services with Greyhound and Premier between Sydney and Brisbane.
Landing in Ballina, you feel the difference the minute you step off the plane. Open space, clean air and only minutes to venues and accommodation.
Once you have landed there are plenty of options to get you on your way. Here is a list of ground transport options to help you get around.