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.

Recommended option

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

$182 - $398

Cheapest option

Fly to Brisbane, bus  •  7 h 7 min

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

$116 - $289

4 alternative options

Fly to Ballina  •  9 h 51 min

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

$260 - $369

Train, bus  •  21 h 26 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

$177 - $304

Bus  •  27 h 15 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

$164 - $264

Drive  •  19 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Townsville to Byron Bay 1021 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Townsville to Byron Bay is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $390 and takes 7 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Townsville to Byron Bay is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $390 and takes 7 h 7 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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It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to get from Townsville to Byron Bay, including transfers.

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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 15 min.

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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 15 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
4 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Cairns, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
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, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Townsville to Ballina via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 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
9 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $370
Flights from Townsville to Ballina via Cairns, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 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
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $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
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $370
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $370
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Townsville to Ballina via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$259
B-Quick
$143
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
$23 - $29
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane International Airport to Byron Bay Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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
$35 - $45
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220

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