Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Ballina (Byron) (BNK)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or POLi. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. We will do our best to get you where you want to be on time, but we don’t guarantee flight times or schedules and they aren’t part of our contract with you.

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Visiting Byron Bay

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Sydney to Ballina Travel Information

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 heavenly weather year round, it’s easy to see why Byron Bay is one of Australia’s most popular destinations. 

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When to visit

Best time to visit Ballina - Byron Bay

With its warm climate and boasting plenty of sunshine, Byron is a great place to visit any time of year. Visit from September to November to enjoy sunny days and lower than average rainfall. Byron’s famed festival season runs from April to June and the best surfing can be enjoyed from April to September due to low pressure in the Tasman Sea.

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Sydney to Ballina flight information

The approximate flight time for direct flights from Sydney to Ballina is 1 hour and 20 minutes.  

Departure information

Fly Sydney to Ballina (Byron)

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney to Ballina, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Airport. Located 9 km (5.5 miles) south of the Sydney CBD, in Mascot, Sydney AirportOpens external site (SYD) has three terminals: T1 - Sydney international airport (Qantas flights QF1-QF399, oneworld flights and Jetstar international flights), T2 - Sydney domestic airport (Jetstar domestic flights) and T3 - Sydney domestic airport (Qantas Domestic flights QF400 to QF1599 and QantasLink flights QF1600 and above). 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney to Ballina are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Sydney to Ballina can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check in at the terminal by visiting a kiosk or desk.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport. Ballina Byron Gateway AirportOpens external site is located just five minutes from Ballina CBD and less than 30 minutes to Byron Bay and Lismore. The airport is serviced by taxis, shuttles, rideshare vehicles and hire cars.

Arriving in Byron Bay

After the friendly staff at Ballina Airport greet you on arrival, there are a few easy options to get into Byron. 

Getting into Byron from Ballina (Byron) Airport

The easiest way is to pre-book a shuttle, such as Easy Bus for a seamless ride into your accommodation. Another option is to book a hire car at the airport to explore the area such as Wategos’s Beach or Bangalow markets at your leisure. Alternatively, you may wish to fly to Gold Coast Airport, which is around a 1-hour drive. Taxis are also available to get you to Byron.

Getting around Ballina (Byron)

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.

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Included baggage

To help you on your way, baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your Sydney to Ballina fare. 

Can I cancel my flight booking from Sydney to Ballina due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.