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There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to Byron Bay by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Ballina  •  4h 12m

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

$94 - $313

Cheapest option

Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  4h 37m

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

$68 - $256

4 alternative options

Bus  •  13h 5m

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

$70 - $230

Train, bus  •  13h 49m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Casino Station 31 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Byron Bay Interchange, Stand C 173 / ...

$88 - $126

Bus via Chatswood  •  15h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Byron Bay Pm12

$73 - $115

Drive  •  8h 20m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Byron Bay 757.1 km

$85 - $130

Sydney to Byron Bay by bus

The bus journey time between Sydney and Byron Bay is around 13h 35m and covers a distance of around 848 km. The fastest bus normally takes 13h 5m. Services are operated by Greyhound Australia and Premier Motor Service. Typically 16 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
13h 35m
Fastest bus time:
13h 5m
Buses per week:
16
Cheapest price:
$70
Carbon emissions:
105 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
18:45
Last bus departs at:
21:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sydney to Byron Bay bus schedules

Sydney → Byron Bay
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Byron Bay is 1800 020 080.

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The social distance requirement in Byron Bay is 1.5 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Byron Bay is to fly and bus which costs $65 - $260 and takes 4h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Byron Bay is to fly which costs $90 - $320 and takes 4h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Byron Bay. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 5m.

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The distance between Sydney and Byron Bay is 624 km. The road distance is 757.1 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Byron Bay without a car is to bus which takes 13h 5m and costs $70 - $230.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m 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 12m and costs $90 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $230 and takes 13h 5m.

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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 12m

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

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Sydney to Byron Bay every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Sydney to Byron Bay once daily. Tickets cost $110 - $230 and the journey takes 13h 5m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Train operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$80 - $120
First Class
$110 - $160
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 Jonson Street
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Website
Skybus
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Skybus
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 Sydney to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $230
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$110 - $180
Advantage
$140 - $210
Premium
$150 - $230
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chatswood to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Byron Bay Interchange, Stand C
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
NSW TrainLink Train

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Byron Bay is 757 km. It takes approximately 8h 20m to drive from Sydney to Byron Bay.

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

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There are 251+ hotels available in Byron Bay. Prices start at $125 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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