There are 9 ways to get from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach by bus, plane, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus to Brisbane, fly to Proserpine  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Proserpine (PPP) BNE - PPP

$108 - $285

Cheapest option

Bus to Brisbane, fly to Mackay, train  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Mackay (MKY) BNE - MKY
  3. Take the train from Mackay to Proserpine

$101 - $328

7 alternative options

Bus to Brisbane, fly to Hamilton Island  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hamilton Island (HTI) BNE - HTI

$153 - $487

Fly Ballina to Hamilton Island  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Ballina (BNK) to Hamilton Island (HTI) BNK - HTI

$307 - $577

Bus to Brisbane, fly to Moranbah, drive  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Moranbah (MOV) BNE - MOV
  3. Drive from Moranbah to Airlie Beach

$200 - $457

Bus, train  •  18 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop Northbound - Byron to Brisbane Int. / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland

$125 - $255

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  21 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop Northbound - Byron to Brisbane Int. / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach Gx443 / ...

$108 - $212

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  23 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Gold Coast Airport
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
  3. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Airlie Beach

$172 - $240

Drive  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach 791 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach is to drive which costs $150 - $230 and takes 16 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach is to bus and fly which costs $140 - $400 and takes 7 h 28 min.

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The distance between Byron Bay and Airlie Beach is 1055 km. The road distance is 1265.6 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to get from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach. However, there are services departing from Byron Bay Visitor Centre and arriving at Airlie Beach via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 659.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 28 min

What companies run services between Byron Bay, NSW, Australia and Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar, Regional Express and two other airlines fly from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach via Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop and Brisbane in around 21 h 45 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Ballina to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Brisbane to Moranbah
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Ballina to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Ballina to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $500
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Mackay to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$206
B-Quick
$113
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $20
Flexifare
$22 - $30
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$95 - $140
Flexifare
$120 - $170
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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