There are 6 ways to get from Byron Bay to Cairns 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 Gold Coast, fly  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Gold Coast Airport
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Cairns (CNS) OOL - CNS

$98 - $387

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Bus to Brisbane, fly  •  6 h 33 min

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

$93 - $276

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Bus, train  •  27 h 35 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 Cairns Central Station Spirit of Queensland

$153 - $322

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  32 h 20 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 Cairns Gx443

$153 - $292

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  33 h 25 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 Brisbane to Cairns Central Station

$239 - $313

Drive  •  23 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Byron Bay to Cairns 1237.5 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Byron Bay to Cairns is to bus and fly which costs $120 - $380 and takes 6 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Byron Bay to Cairns is to bus and fly which costs $130 - $550 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Byron Bay to Cairns. However, there are services departing from Byron Bay Visitor Centre and arriving at Cairns via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 20 min.

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The distance between Byron Bay and Cairns is 1531 km. The road distance is 1979.9 km.

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The best way to get from Byron Bay to Cairns without a car is to bus and train which takes 27 h 35 min and costs $210 - $450.

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It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Byron Bay to Cairns, including transfers.

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Byron Bay to Cairns bus services, operated by Byron Easybus, depart from Byron Bay Visitor Centre station.

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The quickest flight from Gold Coast Airport to Cairns Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Byron Bay to Cairns is 1980 km. It takes approximately 23 h 12 min to drive from Byron Bay to Cairns.

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Map of how to get from Byron Bay to Cairns.
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  • Distance: 956.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 32 min

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

You can take a bus from Byron Bay to Cairns via Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop and Brisbane in around 32 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns via Townsville
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Hong Kong
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
24 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $280
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$270
B-Quick
$149
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
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 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

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 Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$14 - $20
Flexifare
$22 - $35
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
29 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$150 - $220
Flexifare
$180 - $250
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 Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $250
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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