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There are 9 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 Canberra to Gold Coast, bus  •  4 h 44 min

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

$144 - $302

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Bus to Sydney, fly to Ballina  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney Airport T1
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Ballina (BNK) SYD - BNK

$80 - $228

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Fly Canberra to Ballina  •  6 h 14 min

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

$85 - $387

Fly Canberra to Brisbane, bus  •  7 h 19 min

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

$160 - $383

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  17 h 9 min

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

$98 - $163

Bus, train  •  18 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Casino Station 31 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St 173 / ...

$109 - $163

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  18 h 46 min

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

$114 - $157

Train, bus  •  19 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Central Station 634 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Casino Station 31 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St 173 / ...

$105 - $162

Drive  •  11 h 29 min

  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 11 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Byron Bay is to fly and bus which costs $200 - $430 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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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 17 h 9 min.

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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 17 h 9 min and costs $130 - $230.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Canberra to Byron Bay, including transfers.

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Canberra to Byron Bay bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, depart from Canberra station.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Byron Bay is to fly which takes 6 h 14 min and costs $120 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $230 and takes 17 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Canberra Airport to Gold Coast Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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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: 4 h 44 min

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

Virgin Australia, FlyPelican and three other airlines fly from Canberra to Byron Bay hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canberra to Byron Bay via Sydney in around 17 h 9 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Canberra to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Canberra to Ballina via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Flights from Canberra to Ballina via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Canberra to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Canberra to Brisbane via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Canberra to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Canberra to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Canberra to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Canberra to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Canberra to Ballina via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Canberra to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$70 - $110
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Canberra Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Byron Bay Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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 Brisbane Airport Domestic to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$15 - $21
Flexifare
$23 - $35
Bus from Sydney to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $95
Flexifare
$80 - $120
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney Airport T1
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Murrays Coaches
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Murrays Coaches
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Chatswood to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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

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

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There are 410+ hotels available in Byron Bay. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Canberra Airport is to line 11 bus which takes 14 min and costs .

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