How to Reach Byron Bay - The Easiest Way to Reach Byron Bay


  • By Air: The closest airport to Byron Bay is Ballina/ Byron Bay Airport, which has regular domestic flights to Byron Bay from Sydney and Melbourne. For international travellers, Gold Coast Airport (OOL) is around 1 hour away at Coolangatta and has flights from New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Japan as well as domestic flights.
  • By Road: The drive to Byron Bay along the Pacific Highway is approximately 9 hours from Sydney, 1 hour from Gold Coast and 2 hours from Brisbane. Care hire to Byron Bay is available in all these cities. Bus services from Sydney to Brisbane go via Byron Bay on both routes. Greyhound and Premier run regular buses that stop at Byron Bay Transit Centre.
  • By Train: While there are no direct trains to Byron Bay as the rail system here is defunct, one can opt to take the Sydney-Brisbane train line that goes via Casino, which is 76 kms from Byron Bay. Coach transfers are available from Casino to Byron Bay.


  • By Bus: There are limited bus routes operated in Byron Bay by Blanch’s Bus Company. Several other tour companies operate shuttle buses in the area.
  • By Taxi: Byron Bay Taxis are available on call round the clock and can be booked by calling +61-66855008.
  • By Car: Byron Bay car hire is also a good option with several companies offering competitive prices. Parking meters are installed around town.
  • By Bicycle: Bicycles are available on hire from a few vendors in town and are also a good option.
  • On Foot: Most distances in Byron Bay are easily covered on foot and it is a great way to explore the town.

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How to Reach Byron Bay from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Gold coast to Byron Bay 66.45 km 1 hour 6 mins
Redland bay to Byron Bay 108.26 km 1 hour 48 mins
Cleveland to Byron Bay 117.5 km 1 hour 57 mins
Brisbane to Byron Bay 133.67 km 2 hours 13 mins
Ipswich to Byron Bay 139.56 km 2 hours 19 mins
Hornsby to Byron Bay 571.08 km 9 hours 31 mins
Castle hill to Byron Bay 578.68 km 9 hours 38 mins
Kellyville to Byron Bay 579.7 km 9 hours 39 mins
Balmain to Byron Bay 580.32 km 9 hours 40 mins
Darlinghurst to Byron Bay 580.49 km 9 hours 40 mins