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Recommended option

Bus, train  •  8 h 28 min

  1. 175

$34 - $99

4 alternative options

Bus, train via Gympie North  •  9 h 27 min

  1. 175

$42 - $93

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. 252.2 miles

$35 - $55

Bus to Brisbane, fly to Hervey Bay, bus  •  7 h 56 min

  1. BNE - HVB

$149 - $426

Fly Ballina to Maroochydore, bus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. BNK - MCY

$192 - $530

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

There is no direct connection from Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach. However, you can take the bus to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop, take the walk to Brisbane Roma Street, take the train to Cooroy, then take the bus to Rainbow Beach. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach via Beenleigh Coach Stop, Beenleigh, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 6, Brisbane Roma Street, Gympie North, Gympie North station, Gympie Sovereign, and Gympie in around 9 h 27 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
3 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Ballina to Maroochydore via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $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
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Ballina to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $490
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
$21 - $30
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Gympie North
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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
$11 - $15
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Beenleigh, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Roma Street, platform 9 to Gympie North, platform 1
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
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
$35 - $45
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
Bus from Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St to Beenleigh Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cooroy to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $25
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $25
Bus from Gympie to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $9
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Bus from Hervey Bay - Pialba to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $16
Flexifare
$19 - $26
Bus from Noosa Junction to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$11 - $17
Flexifare
$19 - $27

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Byron Bay and Rainbow Beach is 310 km. The road distance is 404 km.

The cheapest way to get from Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 4 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach is to drive which takes 4 h 48 min and costs $45 - $70.

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