Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Ballina (BNK)

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Visiting from Sydney to Ballina (Byron)

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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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Flight information

Sydney to Ballina flight information

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

When to visit

Best time to visit Byron Bay (Ballina)

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.

Arrival information

When your flight arrives at Ballina Airport, you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff at Ballina Byron Gateway 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.

Arriving at Arriving at Byron Bay (Ballina) 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 Barcaldine. 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.

Departure information

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

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

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

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Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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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.

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Important Information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com 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 30 April 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 30 April 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 31 December 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 30 June 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.

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