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Car Rental in Ballina

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Ballina Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$58.09 per day
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Ballina Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Corolla 5d or similar
Toyota Corolla 5d
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$60.17 per day
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Ballina Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Hyundai i30 or similar
Hyundai i30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$61.16 per day
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Ballina Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Kia Cerato or similar
Kia Cerato
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$61.55 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Ballina Airport Car Rental
Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$62.24 / per day
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Ballina Airport Car Rental
Compact
MG 3 or similar
MG 3
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$62.49 / per day
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Ballina Airport Car Rental
Standard
Mitsubishi ASX or similar
Mitsubishi ASX
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$63.06 / per day
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Ballina Airport Car Rental
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$63.63 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 14:21 on 2021-02-28. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Country code
61
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Ballina?

Located near the border between New South Wales and Queensland, Ballina is an increasingly popular tourist destination. The little town serves as a gateway to the Northern Rivers, a region famous for its splendid coastline, relaxed beach villages, and natural beauty. With a rental car, a number of other destinations like Brisbane and famous national parks are also within your reach.

One-Way Car Rentals in Ballina

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Ballina and drop off in another city include:

  • From Ballina to Sydney - 7 offers from US$ 73.47 per day
  • From Ballina to Gold Coast - 7 offers from US$ 66.86 per day

Top ways to enter Ballina

  • Ballina Airport: Also known as Byron Gateway Airport, it serves about 300,000 travelers every year. The airport offers flights to and from some of the largest Australian cities like Melbourne, Sydney, and Canberra. The airport is located just west of Ballina center.
  • Lismore Airport: Another small and regional airport, it serves the largest settlement of the Northern Rivers. The airport hosts flights to and from Sydney, as well as a couple of regional destinations. Lismore Airport is about 40 km (25 miles) west of Ballina and can be reached in 40 minutes.
  • Gold Coast Airport: Serving the famous beach destinations the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise, this international airport offers flights by nine different airlines and serves both domestic and international routes. Located about 88 km (55 miles) north of Ballina, it can be reached in one hour.
  • Brisbane Airport: By far the largest in Queensland and the third-busiest in Australia, Brisbane Airport handles more than 20 million passengers every year. In addition to many domestic flights, the airport also provides connections with destinations in Oceania, South and East Asia, the Middle East, and North America. Located 195 km (121 miles) north of Ballina, the airport can be reached in two hours and ten minutes.

Top destinations and activities

  • Byron Bay. The main settlement of the Northern Rivers, Byron Bay receives a whopping 1.7 million visitors every year, nearly 60 times the amount of its permanent residents. While some feel the town has become too crowded and look for more relaxed alternatives in coastal villages up and down the coast, Byron Bay remains an amazing place to challenge yourself on a surfboard, watch whales, or simply soak up the sun.
  • Lennox Head. Located just 20 km (12 miles) south of Byron Bay and 15 km (9 miles) north of Ballina, Lennox Head is another beloved beach destination. Famous for its stunning coastline and many restaurants and bars, the area is also home to an official national surfing reserve, beautiful reefs, and some of the best snorkeling in all of Australia.
  • Mount Warning National Park. Its name might sound ominous to some — it is named after the world’s largest extinct shield volcano — but Mount Warning National Park is one the most scenic areas in the Northern Rivers region. Located just over an hour’s drive north of Ballina, the park’s hiking trails weave through a tropical highland landscape with a truly primeval atmosphere. While at the national park, pay a visit to the World Heritage Rainforest Centre to learn more about the ecosystem around you. Other nature areas near Ballina include Mount Jerusalem, Nightcap, and Richmond Range National Parks.

Traffic and parking tips

  • One of the largest road hazards in Australia are the wildlife, especially outside cities and towns. Take extra caution when driving in bad weather or after dark as this is when most of the collisions with wildlife take place.
  • Mobile coverage is very rarely available outside of major highways and population centers, so take extra caution when traveling in nature areas.
  • Another great risk when traveling outside of main highways is the heat. The temperatures can reach extremes very easily, especially during the summer months and in inland areas. Always stay properly hydrated and set out your route in advance to be able to supplement your water supplies.
  • Driving under influence laws differ from territory to territory in Australia. In New South Wales, the legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers and drivers with provisional licences. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines and a driver licence ban.
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The primary, nationwide emergency number in Australia is 000. The New South Wales Poisons Information Centre number is 131 126.

Toll roads

There are a number of toll roads in Australia, mainly in the states of New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland. In New South Wales, there are nine currently active toll roads, which is more than in the rest of the country combined.

Most toll roads in Australia use an “open roll system” with mainline barrier toll points. All toll roads in Australia use cashless payment system. You can purchase a prepaid pass for most toll roads. Some rental cars in Australia are equipped with an electronic toll responder the price of which is usually included in the rental price. Ask your car rental provider about it in advance. 

Different toll roads are operated by different companies, so there is no nation-wide fee system in place. 

For more information about the toll roads in the state of New South Wales, visit the website of the Royal Automobile Association (RAA) of South Australia.

Car Rental Prices in Ballina

Top 20 Cities near Ballina

  1. Brisbane Car Rentals from $42.95 per day
    167.0 km / 103.8 miles away
  2. Sydney Car Rentals from $139.89 per day
    603.2 km / 374.8 miles away
  3. Gold Coast Car Rentals from $57.44 per day
    74.7 km / 46.4 miles away
  4. Marcoola Car Rentals from $63.17 per day
    252.3 km / 156.8 miles away
  5. Canberra Car Rentals from $39.52 per day
    828.9 km / 515.0 miles away
  6. Surfers Paradise Car Rentals from $89.09 per day
    93.2 km / 57.9 miles away
  7. Newcastle Car Rentals from $73.47 per day
    470.3 km / 292.3 miles away
  8. Mackay Car Rentals from $47.78 per day
    959.4 km / 596.2 miles away
  9. Lismore Car Rentals from $31.22 per day
    29.5 km / 18.3 miles away
  10. Rockhampton Car Rentals from $35.02 per day
    680.2 km / 422.6 miles away
  11. Coffs Harbour Car Rentals from $32.54 per day
    170.8 km / 106.2 miles away
  12. Bundaberg Car Rentals from $35.57 per day
    454.1 km / 282.1 miles away
  13. Wagga Wagga Car Rentals from $31.49 per day
    908.2 km / 564.3 miles away
  14. Port Macquarie Car Rentals from $34.63 per day
    297.0 km / 184.6 miles away
  15. Toowoomba Car Rentals from $57.22 per day
    215.8 km / 134.1 miles away
  16. Gladstone Car Rentals from $34.05 per day
    599.2 km / 372.3 miles away
  17. Hervey Bay Car Rentals from $31.44 per day
    396.6 km / 246.5 miles away
  18. Dubbo Car Rentals from $31.49 per day
    607.9 km / 377.7 miles away
  19. Tamworth Car Rentals from $56.69 per day
    359.1 km / 223.2 miles away
  20. Moree Car Rentals from $35.28 per day
    369.1 km / 229.4 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Ballina

  1. Ballina Airport Car Rentals from $32.31 per day
  2. Lismore Airport Car Rentals from $31.22 per day
    29.5 km / 18.3 miles away
  3. 74.7 km / 46.4 miles away
  4. Grafton Airport Car Rentals from $59.26 per day
    115.1 km / 71.5 miles away
  5. Logan Woodridge Car Rentals from $57.22 per day
    142.1 km / 88.3 miles away
  6. 150.5 km / 93.5 miles away
  7. Brisbane Rocklea Car Rentals from $57.22 per day
    152.1 km / 94.5 miles away
  8. 156.9 km / 97.5 miles away
  9. Brisbane Ascot Car Rentals from $57.22 per day
    163.4 km / 101.5 miles away
  10. 166.8 km / 103.6 miles away
  11. Brisbane Airport Car Rentals from $42.95 per day
    167.0 km / 103.8 miles away
  12. 169.9 km / 105.5 miles away
  13. 170.8 km / 106.2 miles away
  14. 178.0 km / 110.6 miles away
  15. 215.8 km / 134.1 miles away
  16. 252.3 km / 156.8 miles away
  17. Armidale Airport Car Rentals from $30.48 per day
    266.1 km / 165.3 miles away
  18. 297.0 km / 184.6 miles away
  19. Taree Airport Car Rentals from $59.26 per day
    354.6 km / 220.3 miles away
  20. Tamworth Taminda Car Rentals from $56.69 per day
    359.1 km / 223.2 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Thrifty Toyota Yaris 5 1 Small cars
Europcar Kia Rio 5 2 Medium cars
Europcar Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 SUVs
Thrifty Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Toyota Corolla 4 4 Large cars
Thrifty Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 Station wagons
Europcar Kia Sportage 5 3 SUVs
Europcar Hyundai i30 5 2 Large cars
Keddy Hyundai i30 3 4 Large cars
Keddy Kia Sportage 5 3 SUVs

Top 4 Suppliers in Ballina in 2021

Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+610266862992
Airport, Airport Terminal, Southern Cross Dr, Ballina NSW 2478
Working hours
Mon:07:30-19:00
Tue:07:30-19:00
Wed:07:30-19:00
Thu:07:30-19:00
Fri:07:30-19:00
Sat:07:30-19:00
Sun:07:30-19:00
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+610266862992
Airport, Airport Terminal, Southern Cross Dr, Ballina NSW 2478
Working hours
Mon:07:30-19:00
Tue:07:30-19:00
Wed:07:30-19:00
Thu:07:30-19:00
Fri:07:30-19:00
Sat:07:30-19:00
Sun:07:30-19:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+610266869955
Airport, Airport Terminal, Southern Cross Dr, Ballina NSW 2478,
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:30
Tue:08:00-20:30
Wed:08:00-20:30
Thu:08:00-20:30
Fri:08:00-20:30
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-20:30
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+610266867650
210 Southern Cross Dr, Ballina NSW 2478, Australia
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-14:00; 15:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-14:00; 15:00-17:00
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