Known as the gateway to beautiful Byron Bay, Ballina is bordered by the sparkling Pacific Ocean and the lush hinterland. With breathtaking beaches, organic eateries, boho boutiques and sunny weather year round, it’s easy to see why Byron Bay is one of Australia’s most popular destinations.View our Byron Bay travel guide
Flights from Canberra (CBR) to Ballina (BNK)
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Canberra (CBR) to Ballina (Byron) (BNK)
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Visiting from Canberra to Ballina (Byron)
Canberra to Ballina flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Canberra to Ballina is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
When to visit
Byron Bay’s mild, temperate climate makes it a perfect place to holiday year round. With sunny days and warm temperatures common for most of the year, Byron Bay is the ideal beach holiday destination. Spring in Byron Bay (Sep-Nov) is a premium time to visit with smaller crowds and the days growing longer and warmer. It also has the lowest average rainfall, making it a great pre-summer break. Summer in Byron Bay (Dec-Feb) has the hottest days (average around 27 ºC), the evenings often have showers, cooling the temperature down. The ocean is warm and perfect for days on the beach, though it is busy with school holidays.
What is the main airport called?
Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK).Opens external site in a new window It is located just five minutes from Ballina CBD and less than 30 minutes to Byron Bay and Lismore. Taxis, rideshare vehicles, hire cars and hire cars are available at the airport for your convenience.
Arriving at Byron Bay (Ballina) Airport
When your flight arrives at Ballina Airport, you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff at Ballina Byron Airport ready to get your holiday underway. The town of Byron Bay is 38km from Ballina Airport, taking about a 40-minute drive from the airport. Once you collect your bags from the baggage carousel, there are multiple different transport options available to get you to town. This airport is small, but you will find two ATMs, a visitor information desk, payphones, a café and free WiFi.
Getting into Byron Bay
Hire cars or taxis are not available at the terminal, but contact your chosen accommodation provider in advance, and many will offer an airport transfer to your place of stay in Byron. Alternatively, you may wish to rent a car and drive.
Getting around Byron Bay
There are so many activities to see and do in Byron and the easiest way to get around town is on foot. Another great transport option is to hire a bike from one of the hotels or bike hire shops, for a fun way to cycle along the footpaths. Car hire, Uber, tours and shuttle services are also a popular way to get around Byron and explore the sites. You may also wish to hire a kayak to paddle in the Pacific Ocean to spot dolphins.
Fly from Canberra
Fly from Canberra. Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Canberra, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Canberra Airport (CBR).Opens external site in a new window Canberra Airport is located 8 km (5 miles) from the city centre and offers flights to Australia's capital cities, as well as Newcastle, the Gold Coast, Wellington (New Zealand) and Singapore.
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