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

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Fly to Ballina  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Ballina (BNK) SYD - BNK

$88 - $308

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Bus  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Byron Bay Gx241 / ...

$65 - $170

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Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  4h 36m

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

$81 - $278

Fly to Brisbane, bus  •  7h 12m

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

$130 - $472

Fly to Grafton, bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Grafton (GFN) SYD - GFN
  2. Take the bus from Grafton to Byron Bay

$263 - $368

Train, bus  •  13h 43m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Casino Station 33
  2. Take the bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St 173 / ...

$86 - $149

Bus via Chatswood  •  15h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Byron Bay Pm12

$73 - $132

Drive  •  8h 27m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Byron Bay 763 km

$100 - $150

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Byron Bay is to bus via Chatswood which costs $70 - $140 and takes 15h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Byron Bay is to fly which costs $85 - $310 and takes 4h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Byron Bay. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 25m.

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The distance between Sydney and Byron Bay is 624 km. The road distance is 763 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Byron Bay without a car is to bus which takes 10h 25m and costs $65 - $170.

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It takes approximately 4h 29m to get from Sydney to Byron Bay, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Byron Bay is to fly which takes 4h 29m and costs $85 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $170 and takes 10h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Ballina Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Byron Bay.
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  • Distance: 623.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 29m

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

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Regional Express fly from Sydney to Byron Bay 4 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Sydney to Byron Bay 3 times a day. Tickets cost $100 - $170 and the journey takes 10h 25m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Sydney to Grafton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $240
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
11h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $140
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Transport NSW
Economy
$75 - $100
First Class
$100 - $140
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
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
Bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Byron Bay Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Byron Easybus
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 Brisbane Domestic Airport to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$35 - $50
Premium
$40 - $55
Advantage
$40 - $50
Bus from Grafton to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$35 - $45
Premium
$35 - $55
Advantage
$35 - $45
Bus from Sydney to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$100 - $130
Premium
$120 - $170
Advantage
$130 - $160
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chatswood to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
Transport NSW

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Byron Bay is 763 km. It takes approximately 8h 27m to drive from Sydney to Byron Bay.

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Regional Express, Virgin Australia and Jetstar offer flights from Sydney Airport to Ballina Airport.

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There are 638+ hotels available in Byron Bay. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $18.

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