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There are 7 ways to get from Noosa Heads to Grafton by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Byron Bay  •  8h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Noosa Heads to Gold Coast Airport
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay
  3. Take the bus from Byron Bay to Grafton

$118 - $177

Cheapest option

Train  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the train from Cooroy to Brisbane Roma Street Tilt Train / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Grafton Station 32

$55 - $103

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Sunshine Beach Rd at Noosa Plaza to Nambour station 631 / ...
  2. Take the train from Nambour station, platform 1 to Roma Street station, platform 8
  3. Take the train from Brisbane to Grafton Station 32

$55 - $101

Bus  •  11h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Noosa Heads Junction to Aspley Gympie Road
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Grafton City South

$81 - $110

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Noosa Heads to Grafton 278.6 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Grafton  •  6h 51m

  1. Fly from Maroochydore (MCY) to Grafton (GFN) MCY - GFN

$217 - $329

Fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  10h 15m

  1. Fly from Maroochydore (MCY) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) MCY - CFS
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Grafton City South

$158 - $490

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The cheapest way to get from Noosa Heads to Grafton is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 5h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Noosa Heads to Grafton is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 5h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Noosa Heads to Grafton. However, there are services departing from Noosa Heads and arriving at Grafton via Gold Coast Airport and Byron Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 12m.

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The distance between Noosa Heads and Grafton is 367 km. The road distance is 445.8 km.

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The best way to get from Noosa Heads to Grafton without a car is to bus via Byron Bay which takes 8h 12m and costs $110 - $180.

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It takes approximately 8h 12m to get from Noosa Heads to Grafton, including transfers.

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Noosa Heads to Grafton bus services, operated by Coast 2 Coast Bus Service, depart from Noosa Heads station.

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The best way to get from Noosa Heads to Grafton is to bus via Byron Bay which takes 8h 12m and costs $110 - $180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $110 and takes 8h 27m, you could also fly, which costs $210 - $330 and takes 6h 51m.

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There is no direct flight from Maroochydore Airport to Grafton Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 45m and has one stopover.

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Noosa Heads to Grafton bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Grafton station.

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Map of how to get from Noosa Heads to Grafton.
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  • Distance: 229.1 miles
  • Duration: 8h 12m

What companies run services between Noosa Heads, QLD, Australia and Grafton, NSW, Australia?

You can take a bus from Noosa Heads to Grafton via Gold Coast Airport and Byron Bay in around 8h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Noosa Heads to Grafton via Maple St near Myall St, Cooroy, Brisbane Roma Street, and Brisbane in around 8h 27m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Maroochydore to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Maroochydore to Coffs Harbour via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $450
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Maroochydore to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Maroochydore to Grafton via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Maroochydore to Grafton via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cooroy to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Nambour to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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Queensland Rail Travel
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Cooroy station, platform 1 to Roma Street station, platform 8
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Nambour station, platform 1 to Roma Street station, platform 8
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $75
Bus operators
Coast 2 Coast Bus Service
Phone
+61 (0) 435 031 564
Email
info@coast2coastbuses.com
Website
coast2coastbuses.com
Bus from Noosa Heads to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Schedules at
coast2coastbuses.com
Skybus
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
$30 - $40
Website
Byron Easybus
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
byronbayexpress.com.au
Book at
byronbayexpress.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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Byron Bay to Grafton
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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Greyhound.com.au
Early bird
$30 - $40
Advantage
$36 - $42
Premium
$40 - $60
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Bus from Sunshine Beach Rd at Noosa Plaza to Nambour station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Noosa Heads Junction to Aspley Gympie Road
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Grafton City South
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Grafton City South
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Yes, the driving distance between Noosa Heads to Grafton is 446 km. It takes approximately 5h 4m to drive from Noosa Heads to Grafton.

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Virgin Australia, Regional Express and Jetstar offer flights from Maroochydore Airport to Grafton Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Grafton. Prices start at $103 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Noosa Heads to Maroochydore Airport is to bus which takes 53m and costs $7 - $10.

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