There are 4 ways to get from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 40 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 Coolum Beach Gx505

$23 - $67

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Bus, train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre 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 3

$77 - $107

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast 175.2 miles

$25 - $40

Fly  •  7 h 3 min

  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 $30 - $50 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast. However, there are services departing from Byron Bay Visitor Centre and arriving at Coolum Beach via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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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 5 h 40 min and costs $30 - $95.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast is to bus which takes 5 h 40 min and costs $30 - $95. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $240 - $700 and takes 7 h 3 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ballina Airport to Maroochydore Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, 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: 5 h 40 min

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 Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop and Brisbane in around 5 h 40 min. Alternatively, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast every 3 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
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
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Varsity Lakes, platform 2 to Central, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 6 to Nambour, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
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
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
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 Coolum Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
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

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