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Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is the gateway to the whole region. It is situated 5 kilometres from Ballina CBD and about 20 minutes by road from Byron Bay. The airport offers shuttles and bus services. There are also taxis and car rental companies represented at the airport. Public Bus Services are operated by Blanchs: +61 2 6686 2144 www.blanchs.com.au Below you can find a selection of car rental companies: Avis Car Rental +61 2 6686 7650 www.avis.com.au Hertz Car Rental +61 2 6686 2143 www.hertz.com.au Europcar +61 2 6686 2992 www.europcar.com.au
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Passport / Visa

Passport / Visa

Unless you are a New Zealand citizen granted visa exemption on arrival (in most cases), you will need to obtain a visa prior to visiting Australia. Citizens of all European Union countries, as well as Andorra, Norway, Iceland, San Marino, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, and Vatican City are eligible for an eVisitor visa, which can be applied for online. For citizens of the United States, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, South Korea and Malaysia, the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) entry permit is available, which can be applied for online and grants holders the right to enter Australia an ulimited amount of times for stays of no longer than 3 months per visit. Citizens of all other world countries (with the exception of Somalia) are also able to apply for a visitor visa online. For more information, visit the official website of the Australian government's department of home affairs: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/lega/lega/form/immi-faqs/what-visa-do-i-need-to-visit-australia
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Public transport

Public transport

The local bus service in Ballina, Lennox Head and Byron Bay is inexpensive, but services are not so frequent. Blanch’s Bus Company runs bus services from Ballina, Lennox Head, Bangalow and Byron Bay to Lismore. Blanch's Bus Company +61 2 6686 2144 www.blanchs.com.au Another option to explore the area freely is to rent a car. Below you can find a selection of car rental companies: Avis Car Rental +61 2 6686 7650 www.avis.com.au Hertz Car Rental +61 2 6686 2143 www.hertz.com.au Europcar +61 2 6686 2992 www.europcar.com.au
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