Getting Here and Around
Ballina your gateway to the northern rivers
Breathe in, slow down the pace and soak it all in, we invite you to experience the Ballina Coast and Hinterland, located in the Northern Rivers, the most north-easterly region of New South Wales and top of the State.
It is so easy to get here yet so hard to leave!
Get here quicker .... Fly direct!
The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is located 5 kilometres from Ballina's CBD and is serviced daily by regional and national carriers including Fly Pelican, Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia. Multiple daily direct flights are available to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle and Canberra. With all the facilities you need in an easy to use terminal and so close to Ballina, the airport is the best way to start or end your journey to the region.
Ballina is located at the juncture of the Pacific and Bruxner Highways and is within an easy drive of many regional and state hubs. Listed below are approximate distances and driving times from neighbouring centres:
Brisbane Airport - 200 km - 2 hours 30 minutes
Byron Bay - 31 km - 30 minutes
Coffs Harbour - 207 km - 2 hours 17 minutes
Grafton - 132 km - 1 hour 30 minutes
Coolangatta Airport - 92 km - 50 minutes
Lismore - 31 km - 37 minutes
Port Macquarie - 370 km - 5 hours
Sydney - 740 km - 9 hours 30 minutes
Large Vehicle Parking around Ballina
There is suitable parking for larger vehicles behind the Balllina Visitor Information Centre (6 River St Ballina) and beside the Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum. At the nearby Richmond River Sailing and Rowing Club (4 River St Ballina), just a short walk from the Visitors Centre and the centre of town.
In Kerr Street, alongside Saunders Oval with toilets and covered picnic tables. In Fox Street at the Ballina Fair Shopping Centre, providing easy access to shops and cafes.
Parking is also permitted anywhere there is no signage indicating otherwise. Yellow solid lines on the road curbsides indicate 'no stopping' zones.
Transport NSW TranLink Rail stops at Casino Railway Station daily. TrainLink provide transfers from Casino to Ballina included in the cost of your ticket.
For a full list of transport services please click here