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There are 9 ways to get from Rockhampton to Byron Bay by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Rockhampton to Brisbane Roma Street Tilt Train / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Byron Bay Gx428 / ...

$88 - $149

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Bus  •  14 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Brisbane Gx410 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Byron Bay Gx428 / ...

$72 - $189

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Train, bus via Landsborough, platform 1  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Rockhampton to Landsborough
  2. Take the train from Landsborough, platform 1 to Eagle Junction, platform 3
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Byron Bay Visitor Centre

$93 - $159

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  15 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockhampton George Street to Aspley Gympie Road
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Byron Bay Gx428 / ...

$93 - $154

Drive  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Rockhampton to Byron Bay 488.1 miles

$65 - $110

Fly Rockhampton to Brisbane, bus  •  6 h 55 min

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

$98 - $343

Train to Gladstone, fly to Brisbane, bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Rockhampton to Gladstone
  2. Fly from Gladstone (GLT) to Brisbane (BNE) GLT - BNE
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Byron Bay Visitor Centre

$146 - $394

Fly Rockhampton to Ballina  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Ballina (BNK) ROK - BNK

$202 - $520

Bus to Biloela, fly to Brisbane, bus  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Biloela
  2. Fly from Biloela (ZBL) to Brisbane (BNE) ZBL - BNE
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Byron Bay Visitor Centre

$197 - $416

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The cheapest way to get from Rockhampton to Byron Bay is to drive which costs $95 - $150 and takes 9 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rockhampton to Byron Bay is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $490 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rockhampton to Byron Bay. However, there are services departing from Rockhampton and arriving at Byron Bay via Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 29 min.

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The distance between Rockhampton and Byron Bay is 663 km. The road distance is 780.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Byron Bay without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 59 min and costs $120 - $210.

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It takes approximately 10 h 59 min to get from Rockhampton to Byron Bay, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Byron Bay is to bus which takes 14 h 29 min and costs $100 - $270. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $280 - $750 and takes 9 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Rockhampton Airport to Brisbane Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Rockhampton to Byron Bay.
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  • Distance: 414.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 59 min

What companies run services between Rockhampton, QLD, Australia and Byron Bay, NSW, Australia?

You can take a bus from Rockhampton to Byron Bay via Brisbane Roma Street in around 14 h 29 min. Alternatively, Virgin Australia, Qantas and two other airlines fly from Rockhampton to Byron Bay every 4 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Rockhampton to Brisbane via Mackay
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Gladstone to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Rockhampton to Ballina via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Rockhampton to Ballina via Mackay, Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Gladstone to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Rockhampton to Ballina via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Biloela to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $95
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Ballina via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Rockhampton to Ballina via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Rockhampton to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Rockhampton to Landsborough
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Rockhampton to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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Queensland Rail Travel
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Landsborough, platform 1 to Eagle Junction, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Bus operators
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 Roma Street to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $35
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$15 - $22
Flexifare
$24 - $35
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 Rockhampton to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $150
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$60 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $110
Byron Easybus
Phone
+612 6685 7447
Email
info@byronbus.com
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Byron Bay Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rockhampton George Street to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rockhampton George Street to Aspley Gympie Road
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Rockhampton to Biloela
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au

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Byron Bay is 1 h ahead of Rockhampton. It is currently 8:35 PM in Rockhampton and 9:35 PM in Byron Bay.

Yes, the driving distance between Rockhampton to Byron Bay is 781 km. It takes approximately 9 h 59 min to drive from Rockhampton to Byron Bay.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Rockhampton Airport to Brisbane Airport.

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There are 489+ hotels available in Byron Bay. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Rockhampton Airport is to line 403 bus which takes 4 min and costs .

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