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There are 8 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.

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

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Brisbane International Airport
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Proserpine (PPP) BNE - PPP

$98 - $272

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Bus to Brisbane, fly to Mackay, train  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Brisbane International Airport
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Mackay (MKY) BNE - MKY
  3. Take the train from Mackay to Proserpine

$92 - $314

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

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Brisbane International Airport
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hamilton Island (HTI) BNE - HTI

$145 - $464

Fly Ballina to Hamilton Island  •  9 h 37 min

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

$307 - $567

Bus, train  •  18 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop Gx248 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland

$124 - $254

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  21 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop Gx248 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach Gx443 / ...

$108 - $201

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  24 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay to Westfield Garden City
  2. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Airlie Beach

$146 - $207

Drive  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach 791 miles

$110 - $170

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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 $130 - $390 and takes 7 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach. However, there are services departing from Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St and arriving at Airlie Beach via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 30 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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The best way to get from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach without a car is to bus and train which takes 18 h 43 min and costs $170 - $360.

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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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Byron Bay to Airlie Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St station.

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The best way to get from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach is to fly which takes 9 h 37 min and costs $430 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $290 and takes 21 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Proserpine Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Byron Bay to Airlie Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Airlie Beach station.

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Map of how to get from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach.
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  • 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 twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach via Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop and Brisbane in around 21 h 30 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
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Ballina to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 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
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $500
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $210
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$201
B-Quick
$111
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Brisbane International Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St to Brisbane International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$15 - $22
Flexifare
$23 - $35
Bus from Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $30
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$95 - $140
Flexifare
$110 - $160
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Byron Bay to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
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 Byron Bay to Westfield Garden City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
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
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
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Yes, the driving distance between Byron Bay to Airlie Beach is 1266 km. It takes approximately 16 h 50 min to drive from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach.

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Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Proserpine Airport.

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There are 185+ hotels available in Airlie Beach. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Byron Bay to Ballina Airport is to line 640 bus which takes 1 h and costs $10.

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