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 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Ballina has to offer.

When to visit Ballina

Ballina in August
Estimated hotel price
C$ 131
1 night at 3-star hotel
Ballina in August
Estimated hotel price
C$ 131
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Ballina


When flying to Ballina, you’ll arrive at Ballina Byron (BNK), which is located 2 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Ballina from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 33h 16m.


Another option to get to Ballina is to pick up a car rental from Brisbane, which is about 102 miles from Ballina. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Alpha, among others, in Brisbane.

Airports near Ballina

Airlines serving Ballina

United Airlines
Good (3,256 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,468 reviews)
Excellent (1,298 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,097 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (486 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (407 reviews)
Excellent (233 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (585 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (882 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (239 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,775 reviews)
Good (134 reviews)
China Eastern
Excellent (9 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (137 reviews)
Good (140 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (120 reviews)
AirAsia X
Good (3 reviews)
Excellent (6 reviews)
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Where to stay in Ballina

Average rates range from around C$ 246 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 434 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Ballina

Most booked hotels in Ballina

Ballina Palms Boutique Motel
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 137+
Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ballina Byron
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 243+
Ballina Homestead Motel
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 163+
Comfort Inn All Seasons
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 177+
Australian Hotel
Good (6.6, Good reviews)
C$ 82+

Renting a car in Ballina

Renting a car in Ballina costs C$ 88 per day, on average, or C$ 264 if you want to rent it for 3 days.

Expect to pay C$ 1.51 per litre in Ballina (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 18.10 and C$ 24.13. 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 rental cars (Toyota HiAce or similar) are, on average, 46% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.