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

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Bus Coast 2 Coast Bus Service  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast Airport Byron Bay Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Coolum Beach

$62 - $81

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  5h 25m

  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 Coolum Beach Gx505

$23 - $66

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Bus, train  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast Airport
  2. Take the train from Varsity Lakes, platform 2 to Central, platform 3
  3. Take the train from Central, platform 6 to Nambour, platform 1

$66 - $101

Drive  •  3h 8m

  1. Drive from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast 175.2 miles

$25 - $40

Fly  •  7h 23m

  1. Fly from Ballina (BNK) to Maroochydore (MCY) BNK - MCY

$180 - $502

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The cheapest way to get from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast. However, there are services departing from Byron Bay and arriving at Coolum Beach via Gold Coast Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 9m.

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The distance between Byron Bay and Sunshine Coast is 241 km. The road distance is 280.3 km.

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The best way to get from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast without a car is to bus which takes 5h 9m and costs $85 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast, including transfers.

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Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast bus services, operated by Skybus, depart from Byron Bay station.

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The best way to get from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast is to bus which takes 5h 9m and costs $85 - $120. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $250 - $750 and takes 7h 23m.

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There is no direct flight from Ballina Airport to Maroochydore Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast bus services, operated by Coast 2 Coast Bus Service, arrive at Coolum Beach station.

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Map of how to get from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast.
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  • Distance: 150.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 9m

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

You can take a bus from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast via Gold Coast Airport in around 5h 9m. Alternatively, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast every 4 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Ballina to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Ballina to Maroochydore via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Ballina to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Ballina to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Varsity Lakes, platform 2 to Central, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 6 to Nambour, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Bus operators
Skybus
Byron Easybus
Phone
+612 6685 7447
Email
info@byronbus.com
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
Byron Easybus
Bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Byron Easybus
Coast 2 Coast Bus Service
Phone
+61 (0) 435 031 564
Email
info@coast2coastbuses.com
Website
coast2coastbuses.com
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Coolum Beach
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$49 - $53
Schedules at
coast2coastbuses.com
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
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $30
Bus from Brisbane to Coolum Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$17 - $25
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
Premier Motor Service
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
Transport NSW

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Sunshine Coast is 1h behind Byron Bay. It is currently 9:22 AM in Byron Bay and 8:22 AM in Sunshine Coast.

Yes, the driving distance between Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast is 280 km. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast.

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Regional Express, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar offer flights from Ballina Airport to Maroochydore Airport.

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There are 1029+ hotels available in Sunshine Coast. Prices start at $106 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 1h and costs $10.

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