There are 6 ways to get from Townsville 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 Gold Coast, bus  •  7 h 28 min

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

$181 - $397

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Fly to Brisbane, bus  •  7 h 8 min

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

$102 - $298

4 alternative options

Fly to Ballina  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Townsville (TSV) to Ballina (BNK) TSV - BNK

$259 - $368

Train, bus  •  21 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Townsville to Brisbane Roma Street Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Byron Bay Visitor Centre Southbound - Brisbane Int. to Byron / ...

$149 - $295

Bus  •  27 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Townsville to Brisbane Gx410 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Byron Bay Visitor Centre Southbound - Brisbane Int. to Byron / ...

$137 - $257

Drive  •  19 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Townsville to Byron Bay 1021 miles

$140 - $210

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No, there is no direct bus from Townsville to Byron Bay. However, there are services departing from Townsville and arriving at Byron Bay Visitor Centre via Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 18 min.

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The distance between Townsville and Byron Bay is 1251 km. The road distance is 1633.6 km.

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The best way to get from Townsville to Byron Bay without a car is to train and bus which takes 21 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to get from Townsville to Byron Bay, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Townsville to Byron Bay is to fly which takes 9 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 27 h 18 min.

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There is no direct flight from Townsville Airport to Gold Coast Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Townsville to Byron Bay bus services, operated by Byron Easybus, arrive at Byron Bay Visitor Centre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Townsville to Byron Bay is 1634 km. It takes approximately 19 h 7 min to drive from Townsville to Byron Bay.

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Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Townsville Airport to Gold Coast Airport.

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Map of how to get from Townsville to Byron Bay.
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  • Distance: 782 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 28 min

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

Virgin Australia, Qantas and two other airlines fly from Townsville to Byron Bay every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Townsville to Byron Bay via Brisbane and Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop in around 27 h 18 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $370
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane via Mackay
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Townsville to Ballina via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $900
Flights from Townsville to Ballina via Cairns, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $370
Flights from Townsville to Ballina via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Townsville to Ballina via Cairns, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $370
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $800
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Sydney, Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Townsville to Ballina via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $370
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $370
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Townsville to Ballina via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Townsville to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
17 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$250
B-Quick
$138
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Byron Bay Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Byron Bay Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $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 Brisbane Airport Domestic to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$15 - $22
Flexifare
$23 - $35
Bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $20
Flexifare
$21 - $30
Bus from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$140 - $210
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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There are 411+ hotels available in Byron Bay. Prices start at $96 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Townsville to Townsville Airport is to line 205 bus which takes 4 min and costs .

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