Brisbane airport: it’s located about 14km to the north of Australia’s third largest city, and 194km north of Ballina. So how do you get from Brisbane airport to Ballina? There are a few options, but they are time consuming and often quite expensive. You could catch a bus, train, or shuttle, but each will require time consuming transfers and stops. Luckily, there is a much faster option available: a transfer from Car Australia.

At Car Australia, we have a range of premium and luxury vehicles to guarantee maximum comfort. Better still, we offer twenty-four hour direct service. That means that no matter when your plane arrives or departs, one of our professional drivers will be on hand to collect you. Travelling in a group? That’s not a problem either – our range of vehicles includes luxury coaches and people movers. So don’t spend half a day on the road; get a direct transfer with Car Australia.

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Brisbane airport to Ballina: Car Australia will make your trip faster, easier, and more comfortable

If you are trying to choose the best mode of transport from Brisbane airport to Ballina, allow us to put things in perspective. With Car Australia, you get better comfort, better service, and faster travel times. And all those advantages are on offer for the best prices available.

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Travel times with Car Australia: Ballina to Brisbane airport

One of the things that make Ballina such a desirable destination is its location. Located right in the heart of the New South Wales north coast, it combines peace, tranquillity, and stunning geography. But these benefits come at a cost: Ballina is almost 200km from Brisbane airport. Fortunately, with Car Australia, that’s not a problem. Our professional drivers will get you from Ballina to Brisbane airport, and vice versa, in just 120-130 minutes. Of course, if traffic is heavy it may vary.

Peak Hour Travel Times:

  • Airport to Ballina – between 120 and 150 minutes
  • Ballina to airport – between 120 and 150 minutes

Off Peak Travel Times:

  • Airport to Ballina – between 120 and 130 minutes
  • Ballina to airport – between 120 and 130 minutes

Brisbane airport: Enjoy great facilities and an efficient layout

Brisbane airport has something for everyone. For leisurely travellers, there is a plethora of bars, restaurants and shops. There is even the Skygate complex nearby, which offers everything from retail outlets to hotels. And for travellers in a bit of a hurry, Brisbane airport offers some of the most efficient pick up and drop off zones in Australia.

At the domestic terminal, there is an arrivals/departures road that services the terminal with an abundance of kerbside space. At the international terminal, there is a dedicated arrivals road on level 2 and a dedicated departures road on level 4. In addition to these spaces, there are vehicle waiting areas and short term or long term parking.

Ballina: Relax in one of Australia’s premier coastal gateways

Ballina is known for a lot of things, but it claims a majority of its fame as the gateway to Byron Bay. Ballina is part of what many consider the most iconic stretch of coastline in Australia. And with stunning white sand beaches and excellent surf, it isn’t hard to see where that reputation came from!

But that’s not all the area has on offer. It also has excellent historical attractions like the Richmond River Lighthouse, and geographical attractions like the easternmost point of the Australian mainland. However, there is not a great deal of public transport available, which is why Car Australia offers direct, door-to-door transport options. All you need to do is choose a destination!