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There are 8 ways to get from Canberra to Byron Bay by plane, bus, train or car

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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Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Gold Coast (OOL) CBR - OOL
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay

$134 - $311

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Fly to Ballina  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Ballina (BNK) CBR - BNK

$84 - $390

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Fly to Brisbane, bus  •  7h 18m

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Brisbane (BNE) CBR - BNE
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Byron Bay Visitor Centre

$153 - $392

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  17h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney Central Station Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Byron Bay Gx244 / ...

$88 - $164

Bus, train  •  18h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Casino Station 33 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St 173 / ...

$109 - $163

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  18h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Chatswood to Byron Bay

$99 - $157

Train, bus  •  18h 58m

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Central Station 634 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Casino Station 33 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St 173 / ...

$105 - $162

Drive  •  11h 29m

  1. Drive from Canberra to Byron Bay 644.7 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Byron Bay is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 11h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Byron Bay is to fly and bus which costs $180 - $440 and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canberra to Byron Bay. However, there are services departing from Canberra and arriving at Byron Bay via Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 10m.

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The distance between Canberra and Byron Bay is 850 km. The road distance is 1031.6 km.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Byron Bay without a car is to bus which takes 17h 10m and costs $120 - $240.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Canberra to Byron Bay, including transfers.

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Canberra to Byron Bay bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Canberra station.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Byron Bay is to fly which takes 6h 14m and costs $110 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $240 and takes 17h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Canberra Airport to Gold Coast Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Canberra to Byron Bay bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Byron Bay station.

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Map of how to get from Canberra to Byron Bay.
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  • Distance: 531.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between Canberra, ACT, Australia and Byron Bay, NSW, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Qantas and three other airlines fly from Canberra to Byron Bay hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canberra to Byron Bay via Sydney Central Station and Sydney in around 17h 10m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Canberra to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Canberra to Ballina via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Flights from Canberra to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Canberra to Brisbane via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Canberra to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Canberra to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Canberra to Ballina via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Canberra to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Canberra to Brisbane via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Canberra to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Canberra to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Canberra to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
11h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$70 - $110
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Canberra Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
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Transport NSW
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Skybus
Byron Bay Express
Phone
+61 418 364 364
Email
bookings@byronbayexpress.com.au
Website
byronbayexpress.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
byronbayexpress.com.au
Book at
byronbayexpress.com.au
Byron Easybus
Phone
+612 6685 7447
Email
info@byronbus.com
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
Byron Easybus
Bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Byron Bay Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
Byron Easybus
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 Brisbane Airport Domestic to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$15 - $21
Flexifare
$23 - $35
Bus from Canberra to Sydney Central Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Sydney to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $95
Flexifare
$80 - $120
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chatswood to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
Murrays Coaches
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
Transport NSW

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Yes, the driving distance between Canberra to Byron Bay is 1032 km. It takes approximately 11h 29m to drive from Canberra to Byron Bay.

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Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Canberra Airport to Gold Coast Airport.

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There are 571+ hotels available in Byron Bay. Prices start at $134 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Canberra Airport is to line 11 bus which takes 14m and costs $2 - $5.

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