There are 5 ways to get from Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop 175
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cooroy
  3. Take the bus from Cooroy to Rainbow Beach

$32 - $95

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Bus  •  8 h 30 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 Rainbow Beach Gx440 / ...

$35 - $192

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach 252.2 miles

$35 - $55

Bus to Brisbane, fly to Hervey Bay, bus  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hervey Bay (HVB) BNE - HVB
  3. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Torquay to Rainbow Beach

$142 - $416

Fly Ballina to Maroochydore, bus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Ballina (BNK) to Maroochydore (MCY) BNK - MCY
  2. Take the bus from Noosa Junction to Rainbow Beach

$192 - $529

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The cheapest way to get from Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach. However, there are services departing from Byron Bay Visitor Centre and arriving at Rainbow Beach via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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The distance between Byron Bay and Rainbow Beach is 310 km. The road distance is 403.5 km.

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The best way to get from Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach without a car is to bus and train which takes 8 h 28 min and costs $40 - $140.

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It takes approximately 8 h 28 min to get from Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach.
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  • Distance: 193.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 28 min

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

You can take a bus from Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach via Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop and Brisbane in around 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Ballina to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Ballina to Maroochydore via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Ballina to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Ballina to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cooroy
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Roma Street, platform 9 to Cooroy, platform 1
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
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
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
$13 - $30
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $20
Flexifare
$22 - $30
Bus from Cooroy to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
Bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Hervey Bay - Torquay to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $16
Flexifare
$18 - $26
Bus from Noosa Junction to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$11 - $16
Flexifare
$19 - $26
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 Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Noosa Heads Junction to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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