There are 8 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Shelley Beach Head by plane, taxi, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Grafton, taxi  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Grafton (GFN) SYD - GFN
  2. Take a taxi from Grafton to Shelley Beach Head

$271 - $344

Cheapest option

Fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) SYD - CFS
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to MacLean

$110 - $262

6 alternative options

Fly to Ballina, bus  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Ballina (BNK) SYD - BNK
  2. Take the bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Iluka Coach Stop, Charles St

$153 - $317

Fly to Lismore, bus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Lismore (LSY) SYD - LSY
  2. Take the bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Pacific Hwy Opp Morpeth St

$192 - $360

Bus  •  12 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to MacLean

$121 - $156

Train, taxi  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Grafton Station 31 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Grafton Station to Shelley Beach Head

$181 - $246

Train, bus  •  15 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Fassifern Station
  2. Take the train from Fassifern Station to Grafton Station 31 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Bent St At Through St to Honeyman Park, Lakes Bvd 380

$162 - $217

Drive  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Shelley Beach Head 428.9 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Shelley Beach Head is 532 km. The road distance is 686.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Shelley Beach Head without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Shelley Beach Head, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Grafton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) to Shelley Beach Head is 686 km. It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Shelley Beach Head.

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Regional Express offers flights from Sydney Airport to Grafton Airport.

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There are 115+ hotels available in Shelley Beach Head. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Shelley Beach Head.
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  • Distance: 332.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 41 min

What companies run services between Sydney Airport (SYD), Australia and Shelley Beach Head, NSW, Australia?

Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Shelley Beach Head once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $90 and the journey takes 10 h 30 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Grafton
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Lismore
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $95
1st Class
$85 - $130
Train from Central Station to Fassifern Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$13 - $19
1st Class
$18 - $26
Train from Fassifern Station to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$50 - $75
1st Class
$70 - $110
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to MacLean
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to MacLean
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Iluka Coach Stop, Charles St
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Northern Rivers Buslines
Website
buslinesgroup.com.au
Bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Pacific Hwy Opp Morpeth St
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
buslinesgroup.com.au
Busways Grafton
Website
busways.com.au
Bus from Bent St At Through St to Honeyman Park, Lakes Bvd
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
busways.com.au
Other operators
Taxi from Grafton to Shelley Beach Head
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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