There are 8 ways to get from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach by bus, plane, car or train

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 35 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

$110 - $288

Cheapest option

Bus to Brisbane, fly to Mackay, bus  •  8 h 39 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 bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach

$102 - $338

6 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

$159 - $490

Bus to Gold Coast, fly to Mackay, bus  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Gold Coast Airport
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Mackay (MKY) OOL - MKY
  3. Take the bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach

$272 - $1,377

Bus to Brisbane, fly to Moranbah, drive  •  9 h 55 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

$201 - $460

Bus, train  •  19 h 4 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

$126 - $267

Bus  •  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 / ...

$114 - $214

Drive  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach 791 miles

$110 - $170

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

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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,100
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Sydney, Townsville
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Cairns, Townsville
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Moranbah
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 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 Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,500
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,500
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Rockhampton, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,500
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
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 Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$213
B-Quick
$118
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
$35 - $45
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.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
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
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
$100 - $170
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$100 - $150
Flexifare
$120 - $170

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Byron Bay and Airlie Beach is 1055 km. The road distance is 1266 km.

The cheapest way to get from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach is to drive which costs $150 - $220 and takes 16 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach is to bus and fly which takes 7 h 35 min and costs $140 - $390.

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.

It takes approximately 7 h 35 min to get from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach, including transfers.