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

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, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St to Beenleigh Coach Stop 175
  2. Take the train from Beenleigh, platform 2 to Central, platform 3
  3. Take the train from Central, platform 6 to Nambour, platform 3

$60 - $86

Cheapest option

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 - $70

2 alternative options

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 takes 3 h 8 min and costs $30 - $50.

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The distance between Byron Bay and Sunshine Coast is 241 km. The road distance is 280 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Byron Bay to Sunshine Coast, including transfers.

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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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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 5 times a day.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
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
Monday and Sunday
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
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Beenleigh, platform 2 to Central, platform 3
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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
$9 - $12
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
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
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
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
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Coolum Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $26

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