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There are 9 ways to get from Sydney to Byron Bay by plane, 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.

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Fly to Ballina  •  4 h 37 min

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

$59 - $199

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Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  4 h 42 min

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

$69 - $240

Fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  7 h 28 min

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

$81 - $244

Fly to Brisbane, bus  •  7 h 17 min

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

$78 - $281

Fly to Grafton, bus  •  6 h 48 min

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

$188 - $260

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Byron Bay Gx244 / ...

$65 - $120

Train, bus  •  13 h 44 min

  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 / ...

$80 - $116

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  15 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Byron Bay

$81 - $113

Drive  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Byron Bay 480.3 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Byron Bay is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 8 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Byron Bay is to fly which costs $80 - $280 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Byron Bay. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 40 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Byron Bay is 624 km. The road distance is 768.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Byron Bay without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 40 min and costs $90 - $160.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min 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 4 h 37 min and costs $80 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $160 and takes 12 h 40 min.

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

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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: 389.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

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 4 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $120 and the journey takes 12 h 40 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
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 Grafton
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$70 - $110
1st Class
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
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
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 Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$20 - $29
Flexifare
$29 - $40
Bus from Brisbane Airport Domestic to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$15 - $21
Flexifare
$23 - $35
Bus from Grafton to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $30
Bus from Sydney to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $95
Flexifare
$80 - $120
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Chatswood to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Byron Bay is 768 km. It takes approximately 8 h 42 min to drive from Sydney to Byron Bay.

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

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There are 517+ hotels available in Byron Bay. Prices start at $99 USD 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 $17.

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