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Information for flights to Melbourne from Ballina Byron

Avg. flight duration 2h 07m
Flights arrive in Melbourne & other airports
Flights depart from Ballina Byron
Flight price $245
Distance 1,272 km
Airlines Jetstar, Virgin Australia

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How long does a flight from Ballina to Melbourne take?
The average direct flight takes 2h 15m, covering a distance of 1271 km.
How many flights are there between Ballina and Melbourne?
There are 45 (direct) flights between Ballina and Melbourne per week, averaging 7 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Ballina to Melbourne?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($245) and Virgin Australia ($376)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Ballina and Melbourne?
Qantas Airways (2 times daily), Emirates (2 times daily), Jetstar (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
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For Ballina to Melbourne, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Melbourne back to Ballina, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
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When flying out of Ballina you will be using Ballina Byron, often referred to as Ballina Airport. You will be landing at Melbourne & other airports, also known as Melbourne Airport.
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Origin
Ballina
$245
only
$245
Destination
Melbourne
$245
only
$245
Fri., 9 Aug.
BNK
Ballina Byron
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
2h 15m
Fri., 16 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
BNK
Ballina Byron
2h 00m
Trip: 8 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
OOL
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Seat was uncomfortable, crew was lovely

Cons: Tired seats should be updated.

SYD
CNS
Excellent 8.0

Cons: cost of going over baggage weight was extremely high

ZQN
AKL
Okay 5.2

Cons: Check and bag drop. Four people stood at the desks waiting til The exact min two hours before to drop bags. Time came they ignored everyone and they finally started. They were not that kind. They could take some lessons from NZ air.

CNS
DRW
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Be sure to book your luggage in advance to avoid high fees.

ZQN
MEL
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Cheaper checked bags

Thu., 29 Aug.
BNK
Ballina Byron
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Sun., 1 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
BNK
Ballina Byron
6h 05m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,298 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
TSV
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Food and more space

DRW
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was very courteous and we had decent leg room for economy. Flight was on-time unlike Quantas

Cons: Food was not appealing but the beverages were great.

PER
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Landed 30mins early

Cons: Better management of people boarding from the front

SYD
ADL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew were very conciliatory given a 45min flight delay

Cons: Plane snacks are generally disappointing

MEL
PER
Okay 5.0

Cons: Plane arrived late Seats I reserved were not honored Asked to move before takeoff and was told no and then someone else just took the seat

Fri., 19 Jul.
BNK
Ballina Byron
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
2h 15m
Sun., 21 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
BNK
Ballina Byron
2h 00m
Trip: 3 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
SYD
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Predatory baggage fees at the gate, not a good option for travelers.

BNE
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: No complaints at all.

HNL
SYD
Good 7.0

Cons: The flight is long

BNE
PPP
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I wish the land staff can be not so discriminative and please stop personal threaten against customers. Their bag drop leader Racheal is the most horrible person I have ever met in my life. Because of this horrified experience, I would never take Jetstar again.

AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was fantastic. The airplane was perfectly clean and new.

Cons: There’s no entreterniment neither food or beverages.

Sat., 20 Jul.
BNK
Ballina Byron
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
2h 15m
Mon., 22 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
BNK
Ballina Byron
2h 00m
Trip: 3 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.8

Pros: The flight was on time.

Cons: I just don't like Jetstar. An airline of pick pockets, and crooks. You're best to only bring your toothbrush, and nothing else.

HBA
ADL
Good 7.6

Cons: Tray table came down almost into my stomach .... why can’t you push them back towards the rear of the seat ???

MEL
HNL
Good 6.8

Pros: After our long and horrendous delay of the flight from Honolulu to Melbourne, we were relieved that this flight back was on time. The plane was comfortable.

Cons: At least the offer of a free drink and snack on the 10.5 hour flight.

AVV
SYD
Okay 5.0

Pros: The price is in good relation with the quality of service.

Cons: The attention of the flight coordinator was poor, is a gross person under pressure and with really bad manners

SYD
HNL
Okay 4.0

Cons: At Sydney, 6-7 check-in agents for probably 400+ passengers, nearly an hour wait. Airline model is cheap seats, then charge like hell for everything else. Want seat selection or movies or preassigned seat or uncramped seat? Pay up. Ended up assigned next to toilet on a 10-hr red-eye flight.

Fri., 19 Jul.
BNK
Ballina Byron
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
2h 15m
Mon., 22 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
BNK
Ballina Byron
2h 00m
Trip: 4 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
OOL
SYD
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: It was 1 hr delayed then when boarded there was some technical fault and we were left boarded with door open for about an hour. There was no offer of water or any drink. Seats I didn’t find comfortable. The cabin had significant rattle. Overall a very poor experience in today’s day and age.

CNS
MEL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The crew was really nice.

Cons: All snacks & drinks cost extra on Jetstar.

ADL
HBA
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew

Cons: I cannot believe that when I put the table down I could not move & at 80 kg I was by no means the biggest person on that plane!!!!!

MEL
OOL
Okay 4.0

Cons: Average service, too bad they are partnered/owned by Qantas

SYD
OOL
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Seat was uncomfortable, crew was lovely

Cons: Tired seats should be updated.

Fri., 30 Aug.
BNK
Ballina Byron
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 50m
Sun., 1 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
BNK
Ballina Byron
20h 35m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,298 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
ADL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: All the crew were exceptional and the Captain was upbeat which was refreshing.

Cons: All the staff were all extremely professional, just the plane was a little tired looking and grubby. When you sit for quite a while you cannot help but notice the dirt.

CBR
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly crew!

ADL
MEL
Okay 5.0

Cons: Leaving the day before. Not having just one but three delays and three changes of flights.

BNE
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Cons: Internet service was terribly spotty, but then again you're flying over vast amounts of ocean. Other than that, comfy and reliable flight that I could actually sleep on.

BNE
LAX
Okay 5.3

Cons: Flight left late... I missed my Delta connection from LAX to New York. The Delta staff told me that this flight routinely arrives late. Also, my previous flight that I was booked on, VA7, was canceled the day before. It’s been a nightmare

Thu., 1 Aug.
BNK
Ballina Byron
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
6h 50m
Sat., 31 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
BNK
Ballina Byron
3h 55m
Trip: 31 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,298 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
AKL
OOL
Good 6.3

Pros: friendly efficient crew, good food, and good luggage allowance

Cons: booked an aisle and a window and was reassigned into a window and center seat with another pax beside in the aisle. Notwithstanding there were many vacant seats available on the flight.

DRW
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was very courteous and we had decent leg room for economy. Flight was on-time unlike Quantas

Cons: Food was not appealing but the beverages were great.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was amazing. Seats were fairly comfortable.

DPS
BNE
Good 6.8

Pros: The seats have a great amount of leg room.

Cons: It is nice that they offer a complimentary meal. However, the vegetarian option did not taste good.

SYD
PER
Excellent 9.3

Cons: No comment all ok

Sat., 24 Aug.
BNK
Ballina Byron
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
5h 35m
Tue., 27 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
BNK
Ballina Byron
5h 05m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,298 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
CNS
Good 7.2

Pros: Good crew, clean.

Cons: Food both free and purchased. Seat most uncomfortable after and hour and a half.

BNE
LAX
Okay 5.3

Cons: Flight left late... I missed my Delta connection from LAX to New York. The Delta staff told me that this flight routinely arrives late. Also, my previous flight that I was booked on, VA7, was canceled the day before. It’s been a nightmare

LAX
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Large comfortable plane, good entertainment selection.

Cons: Boarding was a bit chaotic and we arrived to our destination late.

SYD
PER
Excellent 9.3

Cons: No comment all ok

BNE
CHC
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was very nice!

Thu., 25 Jul.
BNK
Ballina Byron
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
7h 50m
Fri., 26 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
BNK
Ballina Byron
4h 55m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,298 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CHC
MEL
Okay 5.3

Pros: Wifi

Cons: Plane was too hot near the end during a holding pattern

BNE
LAX
Okay 5.3

Cons: Flight left late... I missed my Delta connection from LAX to New York. The Delta staff told me that this flight routinely arrives late. Also, my previous flight that I was booked on, VA7, was canceled the day before. It’s been a nightmare

PER
SYD
Good 6.6

Cons: Although i requested Halal food, way in advance when i booked my flights, Non was provided.

MEL
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Plane trip was great , baggage pick up very slow. No entertainment on trip Melb to Cairns so can't comment.

MEL
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Business class manager really looked after my food allergy requirement.

Cons: New crew member - belatedly realised I was in business.

Fri., 13 Sep.
BNK
Ballina Byron
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
17h 20m
Sun., 15 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
BNK
Ballina Byron
8h 05m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,298 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Large comfortable plane, good entertainment selection.

Cons: Boarding was a bit chaotic and we arrived to our destination late.

OOL
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: everything from the boarding and check-in process

Cons: Seats too close together

BNE
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew were OK. I had no personal interactions. I found the seating uncomfortable and not what I had requested for medical issues.

Cons: The experience of economy x seemed the same as economy. My seat request did not happen.

MEL
PER
Okay 5.0

Cons: Plane arrived late Seats I reserved were not honored Asked to move before takeoff and was told no and then someone else just took the seat

BNE
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was good in helping us to sit together after the booking staff seperated us incorrectly.

Fri., 29 Nov.
BNK
Ballina Byron
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
8h 30m
Thu., 5 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
BNK
Ballina Byron
7h 45m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,298 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
PER
Okay 5.0

Cons: Plane arrived late Seats I reserved were not honored Asked to move before takeoff and was told no and then someone else just took the seat

LAX
AUS
Good 7.6

Pros: The entertainment options were great

Cons: Figuring out how to get from domestic to international terminal was far from easy. The security lines were tight and slow. The waiting area was crowded and loud, it was a relief to get on the plane. Also the coffee was terrible

PER
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Comfort

Cons: No entrtainment available

SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I was able to sleep

Cons: Making sure there was a vegan food option and the crew knew.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was SO polite, hospitable, professional the helpful. They were so kind when someone (us!) had a screaming four year old we were trying to calm down. They offered her a hot chocolate.... so kind and helped immensely. We were very impressed and will look to fly internationally with Virgin AU.

Cons: Airline food is always a bit rough. This was definitely on the 'better' side, but we were travelling with three small children, (ages 4, 5, and 7) and they didn't like any of the options. Luckily we had snack food for them to get through the flight.

Mon., 15 Jul.
BNK
Ballina Byron
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
7h 50m
Mon., 22 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
BNK
Ballina Byron
4h 10m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,298 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CBR
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly crew!

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: I really appreciate very comfort seat more legs room than other aircraft and crew member very helpful And regarding food it’s just ok, rest is find

SYD
CNS
Good 7.2

Pros: Good crew, clean.

Cons: Food both free and purchased. Seat most uncomfortable after and hour and a half.

LST
BNE
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Friendly crew, well flown, good boarding procedure

Cons: Flight was about 10 mins late due to "paperwork"

BNE
DPS
Okay 4.6

Cons: No I flight entertainment or chargers for phone

Mon., 15 Jul.
BNK
Ballina Byron
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
7h 50m
Mon., 22 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
BNK
Ballina Byron
4h 10m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,298 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
PER
Okay 5.0

Cons: Plane arrived late Seats I reserved were not honored Asked to move before takeoff and was told no and then someone else just took the seat

SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I was able to sleep

Cons: Making sure there was a vegan food option and the crew knew.

MEL
BNE
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Landing.

Cons: Huge delays on check-in. System failures but also elderly people not knowing the check in process and causing further delays. People taking too much luggage inside the cabin. No food options for gluten free. No water served. Smooth flight though. Check-in staff at luggage short tempered.

PER
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Landed 30mins early

Cons: Better management of people boarding from the front

LST
BNE
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Friendly crew, well flown, good boarding procedure

Cons: Flight was about 10 mins late due to "paperwork"

Thu., 22 Aug.
BNK
Ballina Byron
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
7h 50m
Sun., 25 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
BNK
Ballina Byron
17h 50m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,298 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
PER
Excellent 9.3

Cons: No comment all ok

DRW
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was very courteous and we had decent leg room for economy. Flight was on-time unlike Quantas

Cons: Food was not appealing but the beverages were great.

CBR
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly crew!

BNE
LAX
Okay 5.3

Cons: Flight left late... I missed my Delta connection from LAX to New York. The Delta staff told me that this flight routinely arrives late. Also, my previous flight that I was booked on, VA7, was canceled the day before. It’s been a nightmare

MEL
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Business class manager really looked after my food allergy requirement.

Cons: New crew member - belatedly realised I was in business.

Mon., 30 Sep.
BNK
Ballina Byron
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
16h 20m
Wed., 9 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
BNK
Ballina Byron
4h 25m
Trip: 10 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,298 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
MEL
Good 7.6

Cons: flight was delayed

LAX
YYZ
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Nothing the planes are old in comparison to others and the staff were woeful.

Cons: Everything but most of all your staff. Are they there to just collect a pension? More order takes and police then friendly staff serving clients.

BNE
HBA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Very nice flight attendant took care of seating problem.

Cons: Give me the seats I had reserved.

MEL
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Business class manager really looked after my food allergy requirement.

Cons: New crew member - belatedly realised I was in business.

MEL
OOL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Left and arrived on time. The plane was nice and clean

Cons: Nothing. It was all good

Sat., 13 Jul.
BNK
Ballina Byron
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 35m
Sun., 14 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
BNK
Ballina Byron
4h 25m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,298 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CHC
MEL
Okay 5.3

Pros: Wifi

Cons: Plane was too hot near the end during a holding pattern

SYD
PER
Good 7.3

Pros: Easy checkin

Cons: Flight was late in leaving. Sat in seat for 45 minutes without moving.

HKG
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: All goid

Cons: Na

DPS
BNE
Good 6.8

Pros: The seats have a great amount of leg room.

Cons: It is nice that they offer a complimentary meal. However, the vegetarian option did not taste good.

BNE
MEL
Okay 5.2

Pros: Communication was not existent

Cons: I find the communication about late flights not existent. This one only left a few mins late but if we check in late we get no refund and no boarding. Should go both ways.

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