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There are 9 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  •  2h 41m

  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  •  4h 19m

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

$110 - $262

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Fly to Ballina, bus  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Ballina (BNK) SYD - BNK
  2. Take the bus from Ballina to Yamba YHA

$132 - $296

Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  6h 51m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Gold Coast (OOL) SYD - OOL
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay
  3. Take the bus from Byron Bay to Yamba YHA

$134 - $344

Fly to Lismore, bus  •  7h 9m

  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

$187 - $360

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  12h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Yamba YHA Gx244 / ...

$141 - $201

Train, taxi  •  12h 21m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Grafton Station 33 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Grafton Station to Shelley Beach Head

$181 - $246

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  14h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Grafton City South
  2. Take the bus from Bent St At Through St to Honeyman Park, Lakes Bvd 380

$159 - $208

Drive  •  8h 5m

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

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Shelley Beach Head is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 8h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Shelley Beach Head is to fly and taxi which costs $380 - $490 and takes 2h 41m.

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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 12h 29m and costs $190 - $290.

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It takes approximately 2h 41m 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 1h 25m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) to Shelley Beach Head is 686 km. It takes approximately 8h 5m 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 129+ hotels available in Shelley Beach Head. Prices start at $102 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: 2h 41m

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Shelley Beach Head 3 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $100 and the journey takes 10h 25m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Grafton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Lismore
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
10h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$60 - $95
1st Class
$85 - $130
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to MacLean
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Sydney to Grafton City South
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
Premier Motor Service
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 Ballina to Yamba YHA
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$7 - $12
Flexifare
$15 - $21
Bus from Byron Bay to Yamba YHA
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $16
Flexifare
$18 - $26
Bus from Sydney to Yamba YHA
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100
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
$22 - $28
Website
Byron Easybus
Northern Rivers Buslines
Phone
02 9747 7000
Email
info@buslinesgroup.com.au
Website
buslinesgroup.com.au
Bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Pacific Hwy Opp Morpeth St
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Northern Rivers Buslines
Busways Grafton
Email
infoline@busways.com.au
Website
busways.com.au
Bus from Bent St At Through St to Honeyman Park, Lakes Bvd
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Busways Grafton
Other operators
Taxi from Grafton to Shelley Beach Head
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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