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

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Fly Melbourne to Gold Coast, bus  •  4 h 57 min

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

$90 - $311

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Fly Melbourne to Ballina  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Ballina (BNK) MEL - BNK

$105 - $360

Fly Avalon to Gold Coast, bus  •  5 h 27 min

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

$105 - $394

Fly Melbourne to Brisbane, bus  •  7 h 41 min

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

$99 - $322

Train, bus  •  25 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  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 / ...

$136 - $285

Bus Firefly Express  •  27 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Byron Bay

$124 - $162

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  27 h 10 min

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

$156 - $237

Drive  •  17 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Byron Bay 1005.3 miles

$140 - $210

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Byron Bay. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Byron Bay via Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 10 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Byron Bay is 1297 km. The road distance is 1608.5 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Byron Bay without a car is to train and bus which takes 25 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Melbourne to Byron Bay, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Byron Bay bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Byron Bay is to fly which takes 5 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 27 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Gold Coast Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Melbourne to Byron Bay bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Byron Bay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Byron Bay is 1609 km. It takes approximately 17 h 22 min to drive from Melbourne to Byron Bay.

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

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Byron Bay.
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  • Distance: 810.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Byron Bay, NSW, Australia?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Melbourne to Byron Bay every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Byron Bay via Sydney in around 27 h 10 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
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
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Byron Bay Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$15 - $22
Flexifare
$23 - $35
Bus from Melbourne to Central Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
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
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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