Car Rental at Ballina Airport

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Ballina Airport, Ballina, Australia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Ballina Airport
Special
Mystery Car or similar
Mystery Car
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$53.18 / per day
Ballina Airport
Compact
Nissan Micra or similar
Nissan Micra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$61.47 / per day
Ballina Airport
Standard
Kia Cerato or similar
Kia Cerato
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$64.13 / per day
Ballina Airport
Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$64.85 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Ballina Airport
Intermediate SUV
MG ZS or similar
MG ZS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$68.70 / per day
Ballina Airport
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$85.32 / per day
Ballina Airport
Premium SUV
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or similar
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
  • 7
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$125.02 / per day
Ballina Airport
Full-size Elite SUV
Toyota Kluger or similar
Toyota Kluger
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$112.93 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 07:15 on 2024-06-18. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
AUD
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+61
Average car rental price
$79 per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
100 - 130 km/h or 62 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
10.0 / 10
Ballina Airport

Airport Car Rental

Also known as Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, and located in the very northeastern corner of New South Wales, Ballina Airport serves the town of Ballina and the larger Northern Rivers area. A popular region amongst tourists, it attracts visitors with its beautiful beaches, relaxed coastal towns (such as Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads, and Lennox Head), rolling hinterland hills, and Mount Warning National Park.

While there are no international routes from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, domestic destinations served from it include Sydney, Newcastle, Dubbo, and Melbourne. 

Main airlines

Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, and Pelican are the four airlines that fly from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport.

Terminals

A very small airport by international standards, there is only one, easily accessible terminal. As of 2023, expansion and development of the airport’s security systems and parking areas are underway.

Location

The airport is about 3.5 km (2.2 miles) north of Ballina’s city center and some 35 km (22 miles) south of Byron Bay. The trip to the latter takes about 25-30 minutes.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $64 per day
  • Medium cars - from $61 per day
  • Vans - from $68 per day
  • Small cars - from $65 per day
  • SUVs - from $64 per day

Car rental desks

Most are located inside the terminal.

Services and facilities

A very small and cozy airport, it has a shop, a cafeteria, an ATM, and a visitor information desk. The airport offers free Wi-Fi.

Nearest gas station

An Ampol gas station at the address 44 Pacific Highway is about halfway between the airport and the city and can be reached by car in about five minutes. This station has different opening hours, depending on the day of the week. There are a number of other gas stations near the airport and in Ballina.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Brisbane (186 km / 115 miles)
  • Gold Coast (114 km / 71 miles)
  • Toowoomba (290 km / 180 miles)
  • Sydney (740 km / 460 miles)
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Airport info

Rating
6.4
  • Getting to the airport 7.1
  • Check-in and departures 7.2
  • Terminal facilities 6.1
  • Wi-Fi 6.5
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.9
  • Lounge 5.9

Ballina Airport (BNK)

  • IATA: BNK
  • ICAO: YBNA
  • Name: Ballina Airport (BNK)
  • Distance from city: 2.5 miles / 4 km

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When are car rental prices the lowest at Ballina Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Ballina Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Ballina Airport
$56.64
January
$41.42
February
$56.71
March
$61.34
April
$51.70
May
$50.15
June
$49.26
July
$60.55
August
$55.69
September
$55.31
October
$61.99
November
$58.40
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Ballina Airport is February — when rental costs average $41.42 per day. This is 25% cheaper than the yearly average and 33% cheaper than renting a car in November (when prices average $61.99 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Ballina Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in January the average rental period is 6 days, while in August, the average rental period is only 3 days.
Average number of rental days at Ballina Airport
6
January
5
February
5
March
5
April
5
May
4
June
4
July
3
August
6
September
5
October
4
November
6
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Ballina Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Ballina Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Ballina Airport in December, while they are least likely to rent in in July.
Monthly searches at Ballina Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
206%
January
50%
February
122%
March
63%
April
25%
May
42%
June
21%
July
59%
August
76%
September
122%
October
168%
November
248%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers SIXT, Europcar, Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz
Popular car categories SUVs, Large cars, Medium cars, Small cars
Lowest price $53 per day
Cheapest supplier SIXT

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Europcar MG ZS 4 2 SUVs
SIXT MG HS Aut. 5 3 SUVs
SIXT BYD Atto 3 (Electric) 5 2 SUVs
SIXT Toyota RAV4 5 3 SUVs
SIXT Toyota Corolla Hatch 5 2 Large cars
Europcar MG 3 4 2 Medium cars
SIXT Mystery Car 4 2
SIXT Kia Cerato Aut. 5 3 Large cars
SIXT Toyota Yaris 5 0 Small cars
SIXT Kia Carnival 5 3 Vans

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Australia
MG HS Aut.
February 9, 2024
Wedding
Australia
Mitsubishi Outlander Aut.
June 4, 2023
First stop after Ballina was Lenix head. Went to the pub for a great meal and met Chris Hemsworth. Wow. amazing waterfalls great. Eateries crystal caves was an eye-opener swimming in the surf, sunsets and stargazing. Talented buskers, friendly people, and staff everywhere we ate.
Australia
Kia Rio
March 20, 2020
Watch potholes on most minor roads
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
SIXT
9.3 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Routes Car Rental
7.4 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
3
Total rental companies
9
Average daily price
$79.45
Lowest daily price
$53.18
Total cars available
83

Top 9 Suppliers at Ballina Airport in 2024

SIXT
Exceptional 9.3 / 36 reviews
+61266867955
Terminal Building, Ballina NSW 2478
$53 - $110
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
Hertz
Exceptional 9 / 12 reviews
+610266862143
210 Southern Cross Dr, Ballina NSW 2478
$68 - $172
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-16:30
Sun:08:00-19:00
Europcar
Very good 8.9 / 10 reviews
+610266862992
Airport, Airport Terminal, Southern Cross Dr, Ballina NSW 2478
$64 - $113
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
Thrifty
Very good 8.6 / 11 reviews
Southern Cross Drive
$65 - $147
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-16:30
Sun:08:00-19:00
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.4 / 1 review
+610266869955
Airport, Airport Terminal, Southern Cross Dr, Ballina NSW 2478,
$61 - $82
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
Very good 8.2 / 1 review
+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
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.1 / 2 reviews
Southern Cross Drive
$68 - $164
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-16:30
Sun:08:00-19:00
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.8
+610266862992
Airport, Airport Terminal, Southern Cross Dr, Ballina NSW 2478
$74 - $127
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
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.4
+6166862992
Terminal Building,Ballina Byron Gateway Airport
$64 - $98
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
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