Cheap flights to Ballina

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Flights to Ballina in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest inJuneBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price£942Average for return flights in December 2021
One-way from£1,126One-way flight from London to Ballina Byron (BNK)

Can I fly to Ballina Byron from United Kingdom right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Ballina Byron

Most visitors from United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Ballina Byron.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Ballina Byron.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Ballina Byron.

Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.

Can I fly back to United Kingdom from Ballina Byron?

Returning to United Kingdom from Ballina Byron

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Ballina Byron must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to United Kingdom.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Ballina Byron are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Ballina?

At the moment, Monday is the most economical day to take a flight to Ballina. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Ballina?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your Ballina trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

Ballina lies south of Byron Bay in the Northern Rivers region. While Byron Bay is the better known town of the two, Ballina is great for visitors looking for a quieter time. Many people will base themselves in Ballina and take day trips to Byron Bay.

Ballina’s wonderful climate, great location at the mouth of the Richmond River, superb beaches (South Ballina Beach is the star) and hinterland, offer lots of options for travellers. There are the water-based attractions, such as swimming, scuba diving, surfing, fishing, boating, whale-watching (between June and November) and dolphin watching (all year) – and the seafood is always fresh and wonderful.

Close to Ballina, the Victoria Park Nature Reserve is one of the remnants of the Big Scrub. The reserve covers 17.5 hectares (43 acres), with eight hectares (20 acres) of untouched rainforest, and clearly marked walking trails.

Ballina climate

As in the rest of this part of New South Wales, the climate is sub-tropical. Summer temperatures (December to February) hit about 30 C (86 F) and winter temperatures (June to August) are 20 C (68 F).

When is the best time to fly to Ballina?

This part of New South Wales is a year-round destination, meaning there’s really no bad time to visit Ballina. 

Peak Season: 

January and February are the busiest months. Easter is also a popular time with families. Whale-watching season runs from June to November, making it a popular time to visit as well. Ballina will also be busy when Byron Bay holds its many festivals. Accommodations in Ballina and Lismore often booked-up to handle the overspill from Byron.

Off Season: 

Low season rates for accommodations kick in after the Easter holiday and last until the September/October school holidays.

Getting around Ballina

There are plenty of rental-car companies with desks at the local airports. Airport transfers and shuttles also link the airports with Ballina and other towns in the region.

A rental car is essential if you’re planning on getting around this part of New South Wales. Bus and coach services in the Ballina, Lennox Head, Byron Bay and Mullumbimby areas are operated by Blanch’s Bus Company.

What is good to know if travelling to Ballina?

  • Visit the Thursday Plantation and discover the magic of natural therapies in a rainforest garden, sculpture park and Tea Tree Maze. 
  • A three-hour cultural tour of Ballina and the surrounding areas will take visitors to mythological sites to hear stories of local Aboriginal legends. The full tour takes in morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. 
  • One of the best markets in the area is the Channon Craft Market in Lismore. There are more than 250 stalls every month selling fresh produce, therapeutic goods and services, art, crafts and more.
  • The Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum on Regatta Avenue tells the story of this region and contains the original Las Balsas raft and the largest collection of Naval and Merchant Ships in Australia.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Ballina?

Booking a flight to Ballina Byron (BNK) is your only option if you intend on flying to Ballina. It is only a 1.9 mi journey from Ballina Byron to Ballina’s city centre.