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Low season

MayBest time to beat the crowds (22% less expensive on average)

High season

JuneMost popular time to fly (18% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$214(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$148or less

Good deal one-way

$69or less

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $69 or less one-way and $148 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Sydney to Ballina was found, on average, 86 days before departure.
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is May.
  • Morning departure is around 68% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • The time to travel from Sydney city centre to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) is roughly 15min. The best way to travel from the city centre to the airport is via train, as you will reach your destination in approximately 13min and it will cost you about A$ 17, while travelling by taxi will cost you around A$ 45.
  • Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport provides travellers with childcare facilities and several child-friendly services. You can find childcare rooms throughout the airport as well as a children’s cinema that can be found in Terminal 1 near Gate 33 of the airport.
  • In Terminal 1 of Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, you will be able to find numerous renowned restaurant choices, which include Mach2 and Taste of Thai.
  • Ballina Byron Airport (BNK) is a regional airport that is located in Ballina, Australia. The airport is located just 6.1 km from Ballina city centre. You can travel from the airport to the city centre by taxi at a cost of roughly A$ 4. As the trip is only 5min, it may be best to take a taxi if you are heading to the city centre. However, there are bus and train services available if you are travelling a further distance.
  • There are no hotels onsite at Ballina Byron Airport, although, Ramada Hotel & Suites, Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, and Ballina Byron Islander Resort are all located within 5 km of the airport. You can reach nearby hotels with hotel shuttle services.
  • If you are a traveller with reduced mobility, you will need to contact the Ballina Byron Airport in advance to arrange special services, such as wheelchair rental, as the airport does accommodate disabled travellers with prior arrangements.
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Top 3 airlines serving Sydney Kingsford Smith to Ballina Byron

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.8
Virgin Australia
Overall score based on 3,541 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
7.2
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "No comment all ok"

Pros: "Easy checkin"
Cons: "Flight was late in leaving. Sat in seat for 45 minutes without moving."

Cons: "On time."

Cons: "The air pressure in the plane not good causing significant pain I’m my ears"

Pros: "First time trying the new inflight Wifi - great!"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Movie selection was good. Complimentary wine was excellent and plentiful."
Cons: "Seat room was cramped."

Cons: "No organization in check in process. Staff unfriendly and unhelpful. No control over situation."

Pros: "Check in staff did the best to accommodate, however it later turned out that their knowledge of the aircraft seat plan was incorrect"
Cons: "A330 was too small for this distance. Seat pitch felt worse than newer domestic aircraft. Left the whole exit row free. I know you have to pay for this but as a gold member you might have thought they could accommodate if vacant and me being unable to fit my legs behind the chair. Only 3 working toilets for all of economy wasn’t enough either. Entertainment didn’t seem to be as good as previous American flights."

Pros: "Plane was pretty empty in economy so I was able to lie down to sleep a little"
Cons: "Vegetarian dishes very spicy especially for breakfast"

Pros: "Service helpful"

Pros: "clean planes, easy security, good boarding."
Cons: "flight was delayed - we sat on tarmac with doors"

Pros: "Information on departure delays was forthcoming"
Cons: "The checkin machine kept giving me my fellow travelor boarding pass and not one for me."

Pros: "everything"

Pros: "Nice staff, entertainment system quite good , wide rage of films and music."
Cons: "Range of snacks and drinks served. Only water and juice covered in the air fare."

Pros: "Very friendly"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "I usually buy Eco X seats but this time forgot."

Cons: "There was an extremely long line at check-in with only a couple of Virgin Australia attendants working. Despite the line (of several hundred people), the staff appeared to have no urgency about moving customers through the check-in process, and at one point two of the the three workers quit working, packed up and left. Replacements arrived five minutes later and took another five to ten minutes to set-up before helping customers - leaving one agent for the overflowing line. Total wait time for check-in alone was over 1 hour."

Cons: "Boarding made half passengers drag their carryon luggage down stairs, then drag them up the plane. Not acceptable! Almost pulled my back out."

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "On time. Friendly crew. Smooth landing. All you can ask."
Cons: "Checking in took a while longer than expected. But I was still very happy with the service."

Pros: "Lovely plane, good entertainment, great refreshments!"
Cons: "Nothing was bad!"

Pros: "Flight was comfortable and ran smoothly"
Cons: "It left 50 mins so I got into Brisbane half an hour late"

Cons: "30 minutes delayed due to errors in paperwork."

Pros: "Comfortable seat"
Cons: "Lack of communication - flights to and from Brisbane to Sydney 2/3 hours late in departure."

Cons: "45 minutes queuing for a bag drop is not good enough - plenty of spare check-in desks just not enough staff"

Cons: "Our flight was cancelled and as we were overseas and did not know we had been put on a flight 4hrs earlier and as we got to the airport to later than that earlier flight had to buy new tickets with another airline. We are very disappointed as it cost up extra money."

Pros: "No significant problem"

Cons: "Flight was cancelled, no compensation, had to find somewhere to stay, travel to and from airport for a flight the next day instead."

Pros: "Service"

Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Had to pay extra $70 because I couldnt take some spare parts as cabin luggage which should have been accepted."

Pros: "Coffee"
Cons: "Flight was delayed over two hours"

Pros: "friendly staff smooth trip"
Cons: "it got abit stuffy the aircon wasnt great but it was a nice flight"

Pros: "Baggage price"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "2 free checked bags when flying domestically is a big plus!"

Pros: "everything was great"

Pros: "Very little, again delayed in leaving resulting in arrival quite late"
Cons: "Unknowlingly dropped teeth which went under the seat and Virgin has no means of contacting airport to put mind at rest after flight and phone contact almost impossible as staff unable or unwilling to assist. No phone number in directory, no phones at airport. and in an emergency no way of contact and no one willing to do anything to assist. Food better but still too much rice. Long boring flight with no entertainment in flight. Very Very Disappointing Robert Richardson 0895930984"

Pros: "Empty, friendly staff"
Cons: "Late for my conference"

Pros: "Short distance, so don't care"
Cons: "Little bit of delay"

Pros: "Departure on time"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "We arrived intact only 3 hours late and we were informed early"
Cons: "Seating far too little leg room. Too close together."

Pros: "The egg and lettuce sandwich was fresh and delicious! A bigger serving would have been nice. The Cadbury biscuit chocolate was also a perfect match with a coffee."
Cons: "The inflight entrainment could have been more extensive. For example the big fat Greek wedding advertised in the inflight magazine wasn't available as a selection."

Pros: "Arrived on time."
Cons: "There was no entertainment this was especially annoying on an almost 5 hour flight. Seats were too squashy."

Pros: "Nice that they had a tasty snack with a chocolate biscuit"
Cons: "Alcoholic beverages would be better if"

Pros: "The service of Kayak and Virgin was wonderful. The flight was comfortable and smooth. I usually hate flying but this flight I actually enjoyed in a way. The food was surprisingly good as well. Overall excellent - a tick in all the boxes!"

Pros: "Generally speaking, I like Virgin Australia."
Cons: "The only problem was we were delayed."

Pros: "Comfortable"
Cons: "The snack"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight to go on time"

Pros: "The flight was during very bad weather and the pilots did a great job of keeping us informed and feeling safe."
Cons: "Due to the weather snacks were handed out but no water. Water used to be provided in single serves. As it is now poured into cups it was not provided on the flight. This seems like cost saving that is unacceptable to customers paying the same price with no access to a drink on the flight."

Pros: "The service was good even for such a short flight (20 mins)"
Cons: "Was an old aircraft so the interior could do with updating"

Pros: "The sense of really flying!"
Cons: "Some of the turbulence."

Pros: "Friendly staff and crew. Great landing!"
Cons: "Leg room a little tight."

Pros: "25 minute flight, no need for in flight entertainment."
Cons: "Could use some more leg room."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Limited baggage allowance , check in clerk over officious and totally unhelpful. "Safety" factor re weight used interminably, why not upgrade fleet if safety is so important ? Asked how I was to get luggage not on flight , told " not my problem , read fine print ""

Cons: "Rang 6 hours in advance to say miss a fight from Brisbane to Adelaide due to flooding in mount isa bus delayed for 3 hours and was only let know 20 minutes after bus was suppose to leave charleville . Would have been nice to get a credit."

Pros: "Beautiful polite and professional ladies air hostesses"

Cons: "Long lines for bag drop"

Cons: "The crew wasn’t very friendly."

Cons: "Seating is not spacious. No free snacks or beverages. But the price was right!"

Cons: "Boarding"

Pros: "Plane was clean. Crew were professional. Ahead of schedule arrival."
Cons: "It's an economy airline, so it has the usual compromises on entertainment and refreshments."

Pros: "Crew wasn’t that polite."
Cons: "Anything extra"

Pros: "it was fast and effective"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "Free coffee"

Cons: "Seats quite uncomfortable. Could feel the seat structure through the sestback."

Pros: "We got to queenstown a little bit sooner"
Cons: "They have crazy expensive fees for luggage if over weight..I will not choose them again"

Pros: "It’s okay"

Pros: "business seats did not reclined ..... if i knew that not buying jetstar"

Cons: "Two hours delayed on the way. Four and a half hours delayed on the return flight. No explanation or apology for either leg."

Cons: "Arrived at SYD after a 17 hour nonstop flight to find connecting Jetstar flight to Ballina was delayed for 41/2 hours!!!"

Cons: "The entire experience"

Pros: "Good seat and small load so could move around"
Cons: "No entertainment and charges for everything."

Pros: "Very good everything"

Pros: "Fix the food menu!!!"
Cons: "Fix the food menu!!!"

Cons: "Seats unusually small. Unlikely to fly this airline again"

Pros: "Polite staff well organized"
Cons: "My flight was 45 minutes late Absolutely no room when seated"

Cons: "Delay"

Cons: "There are no complimentary snacks. Also, we had to pay for the movies. I wish the entertainment was free like on all other airlines."

Pros: "my ear did no hurt"
Cons: "no food I little bit hungry"

Pros: "Brand new plane. Crew were quite nice."
Cons: "I paid for seat selection >6mo in advance and they gave away my seat with no explanation. The selection of movies on the paid entertainment system is quite poor."

Pros: "Their website and web check in is too basic!"

Pros: "The plane was relatively new."
Cons: "Boarding was late. Food selection was poor Entertainment choices were slim And obviously charging for luggage and food sucks."

Pros: "I like the Punctuality and the way the plane was loaded- very efficient Plane was very tidy and clean"
Cons: "The menu is mediocre as far as the snacks are concerned. More imagination needed"

Pros: "I am still in denpasar"

Pros: "Aircraft and crew"
Cons: "Over one hour at check in."

Pros: "Very smooth boarding and pleasant on board crew."

Pros: "Relatively spacious seats and new enough aircraft - could have been a good short haul flight."
Cons: "One crew member became unavailable due to personal issue 5mins before boarding. Boarded late then PA system fault held us on the ground, then deplaned and replaned for a 2 1/2 hour late departure. Two delaying problems on one flight indicative of an airline that doesn't have its systems and processes properly sorted out."

Cons: "Q"

Cons: "2h delay"

Pros: "The check-in woman was a gem! Due to Australia's strict carry-on policy - one item, period - I had to repack my luggage, which contained a fragie printer that had been in my carry-on when I could have it AND a computer bag. The Jet Star allowed two checked pieces, and the agent gave me all the time I needed to make the changes. She then marked the bag fragile, and sent me to the oversize/fragile bay with it. It arrived in PNG rattled, but working normally.The woman was a peach!"

Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "All was good from boarding to exiting"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Lack of communication So cheap and stingy they give Scrooge A run for his money."

Pros: "We were on our way from syd to bali and just before we reached ocean we turned around and headed back toward Melbourne. As upset as we were about that situation they were extremely accommodating. They said the Landon strip in Bali had broke so we couldn't land. They Bieber, gave us free coffee, tea and juices and gave us all free onboard entertainment. When we got to Melbourne they had set up free shuttle server and out us all up in a very very nice suite and gave us a voucher for breakfast which was more than enough! Then on our way back to bali they again gave us all free onboard entertainment. Very nice! Loved it!"
Cons: "Didn't like that they took so long to tell us about the problems on the landing strip. I thought we were being hijacked!"

Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Restricted carry on weight limit"

Cons: "departing late (again)"

Pros: "That they took care of an issue when the warning came on for the pilot."
Cons: "The ~2 hr delay due to an engineer needing to drive from the Gold Coast to sign the paperwork."

Pros: "plenty of room nice staff"

Pros: "Economical and value for money"

Cons: "We couldn't check in until an hour before boarding and weren't allowed to take the 2 carry-on bags each as advertised. Had to repack quickly to get the things that had to be hand carried (CPAP's, cameras, medicines, etc.) into the backpacks and then got charged $28/bag for the 2 bags that should have been carry-on. Unimpressed."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "I could have sworn I submitted a request for a checked bag, but apparently it didn't register or I forgot online. Anyway when explaining this to the ticketing agent, she didn't seem to care and charged me $95 for a one 18kg bag!!!! That was $20 more than my entire flight cost. How the hell can a company charge that for a checked bag. Never again will I fly this and I will personally make sure they lose thousands through bad press. Don't screw the little guys.... We are your customers."

Cons: "No leg room at all..."

Pros: "Got me there safe"
Cons: "The seats are horrible."

Cons: "i was offered a refund, but I'm still waiting for this to be confirmed."

Pros: "Was onetime and landed early."

Pros: "Planes are new and nice!"
Cons: "Seat had a lump in it"

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