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There are 6 ways to get from Coffs Harbour to Caloundra 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  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Grafton City South
  2. Take the train from Grafton Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Central, platform 6 to Landsborough, platform 1

$48 - $73

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay
  2. Take the bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Brisbane Domestic Airport
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Mooloolaba

$46 - $111

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Drive  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Coffs Harbour to Caloundra 299.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Maroochydore  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Coffs Harbour (CFS) to Maroochydore (MCY) CFS - MCY

$109 - $364

Fly to Brisbane, train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Coffs Harbour (CFS) to Brisbane (BNE) CFS - BNE
  2. Take the train from Eagle Junction, platform 4 to Landsborough, platform 1

$170 - $422

Fly to Gold Coast, train  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Coffs Harbour (CFS) to Gold Coast (OOL) CFS - OOL
  2. Take the train from Varsity Lakes, platform 2 to Central, platform 3
  3. Take the train from Central, platform 6 to Landsborough, platform 1

$162 - $405

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The cheapest way to get from Coffs Harbour to Caloundra is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Coffs Harbour to Caloundra is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Coffs Harbour to Caloundra station. However, there are services departing from Coffs Harbour and arriving at Caloundra station via Byron Bay Visitor Centre, Brisbane Domestic Airport and Brisbane Rd at Mooloolaba Bowls Club. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 28 min.

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The distance between Coffs Harbour and Caloundra is 388 km. The road distance is 479.5 km.

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The best way to get from Coffs Harbour to Caloundra without a car is to bus and train which takes 9 h 26 min and costs $65 - $110.

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It takes approximately 9 h 26 min to get from Coffs Harbour to Caloundra, including transfers.

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Coffs Harbour to Caloundra bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Coffs Harbour station.

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The best way to get from Coffs Harbour to Caloundra is to bus which takes 10 h 28 min and costs $65 - $160. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $150 - $550 and takes 7 h 21 min.

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There is no direct flight from Coffs Harbour Airport to Maroochydore Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Coffs Harbour to Caloundra bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Mooloolaba station.

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Map of how to get from Coffs Harbour to Caloundra.
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  • Distance: 242.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 26 min

What companies run services between Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia and Caloundra, QLD, Australia?

You can take a bus from Coffs Harbour to Caloundra via Byron Bay, Byron Bay Visitor Centre, Brisbane Domestic Airport, Mooloolaba, and Brisbane Rd at Mooloolaba Bowls Club in around 10 h 28 min. Alternatively, Qantas, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Coffs Harbour to Caloundra every 4 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Maroochydore via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $350
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $470
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Gold Coast via Sydney, Canberra
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Gold Coast via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $260
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$26 - $110
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Grafton Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 6 to Landsborough, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Train from Eagle Junction, platform 4 to Landsborough, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
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 - $10
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Grafton City South
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
premierms.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 Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$20 - $29
Flexifare
$29 - $40
Bus from Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St to Brisbane Domestic Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$15 - $22
Flexifare
$23 - $35
Bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $21
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $12
Flexifare
$15 - $21
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Brisbane Domestic Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Coffs Harbour to Caloundra is 480 km. It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to drive from Coffs Harbour to Caloundra.

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Virgin Australia, Tigerair Australia, Jetstar and Qantas offer flights from Coffs Harbour Airport to Maroochydore Airport.

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There are 428+ hotels available in Caloundra. Prices start at $95 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Coffs Harbour to Coffs Harbour Airport is to line 364 bus which takes 6 min and costs $3 - $5.

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