Getting to Byron
Please remember that New South Wales has daylight saving from the end of October to the end of March each year. During summer put your watch forward one hour if you are coming from Queensland.
Getting to Byron Bay by Air
You have a choice of three airports within two hours drive of Byron Bay:
Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is the local airport and closest to Byron Bay, under 30 minutes drive time. The airport offers up to 58 flights per week from Sydney, Melbourne & Newcastle on Jetstar, Virgin Australia, FlyPelican and Qantas Airlines.
There are several transport options between the airport and Byron region with no traffic jams in and out of the airport. The newly upgraded terminal offers an all day café & bar offering on tap local craft beer from Stone & Wood and Ballina Seven Mile Co. with heaps of great food items on the menu.
Gold Coast Airport situated on the Queensland/NSW border, is conveniently located 40 minutes from Byron Bay and welcomes over 420 flights per week from destinations across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and beyond. Regular domestic services are provided by Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tigerair and Qantas, including over 30 flights a day from Sydney and 19 flights a day from Melbourne. International airlines including Scoot, Air New Zealand , AirAsia, Jetstar, Hong Kong Airlines and Virgin Australia provide direct services from Singapore, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Japan (Tokyo), Hong Kong and Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown. With so many options available, getting to Byron Bay is easy from Gold Coast Airport. Various shuttle buses connect to Byron Bay direct from the terminal.
Brisbane International and Domestic Airport at Eagle Farm on the eastern side of Brisbane is served by all domestic and most international carriers. A light rail and buses run directly to Brisbane Roma Street transit terminal, which has a choice of buses to Byron Bay. There are also direct shuttles to Byron Bay, which take around two hours.
Getting to Byron Bay by Car
Byron Bay is situated just 6km off the Pacific Highway, 180km south of Brisbane and 35km north of Ballina. If you are driving south, approximately 40 minutes south of the Queensland/New South Wales border you will see the turnoff on the left to Byron Bay. This is Ewingsdale Road, which will take you into the heart of Byron Bay. If you’re coming from the south, take the same turnoff, or you can follow the coast road up from Ballina, coming past Lennox Head, Broken Head and Suffolk Park on your way into Byron Bay.
Getting to Byron Bay by Bus – Byron Bay Transit Centre
The Byron Visitor Centre can assist with booking your transport needs, including Premier Motor Service from Byron Bay to the south or north, Byron Easybus to Ballina Airport, Gold Coast Airport and Brisbane Roma Street and Brisbane Airports, and Byron Bay Express to Gold Coast Airport and Surfers Paradise.
Call in to our Visitor centre to book your tickets online or call us to find out further information (02) 6680 8558.
Buses arrive and depart from the Byron Bay Interchange located at Butler Street which is a short walk from the Byron Visitor Centre. Please note, no buses leave from outside the visitors centre on Jonson Street any longer.
Getting to Byron Bay by Train
There are no trains running direct to Byron Bay from north or south. However, NSW TrainLink operates daily coach services to Casino to link up with the train to Sydney which runs twice daily. NSW TrainLink also runs coaches to northern destinations including Brisbane, Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads.
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