Getting to and around Byron Bay
Byron Bay is an easy place to reach these days by plane, car, bus or train (with a coach connection). Byron Bay is part of the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales and is situated just off the Pacific Highway south of the NSW/QLD border. Byron Bay is approximatley 800km north of Sydney and 170km south of Brisbane, but have a look at our map if your not familiar with the area. Byron Bay township is small and quite flat so gettin around by foot or pushbike can be a great alternatve, depending on where your accommodation is located of course...
By plane - The closest airport to Byron Bay is the Ballina / Byron Gateway Airport which is just 36km south of Byron. This offers direct flights from both Sydney and Melbourne through Virgin Blue, Jetstar, and Rex...... Lismore Airport is 40km to the west of Byron Bay offers a limited number of flights, however Coolangatta Airport which is 80km to the north (just over the QLD border) is a good alternative and may offer a larger number of flights. Brisbane Airport will be the obvious choice for international travelers and is less than a 2 hour drive from Byron Bay. All of these airports offer shuttle services direct to your Byron Bay accommodation however we suggest you book transfer prior to flying - see Airport Transfers below.
By car - A recent upgrade to the main expressway makes Byron Bay a 45 minute drive from the Gold Coast / Coolangatta Airport and less than 2 hours drive from the Brisbane CBD and airport. Sydney is around a 10 hour drive south of Byron Bay.
By bus - Byron’s bus depot is in the centre of town and most of the larger coach companies have regular services to Byron Bay - See Buses listed below.
By train - Countrylink offers a network of trains and coaches services to Byron Bay from Melbourne and Brisbane, with links to other parts of NSW.
- Airport Transfers to and from...
- Ballina - Byron Bay Gateway Airport
- Gold Coast - Coolangatta Airport Transfers
- Early Morning Door to Door Airport Transfers - as requested
Xcede Airport Transfers offers a premium service to and from Ballina/Byron, Coolangatta and even Brisbane airports. These people will pick you up / deliver you right to the front door of your Byron accommodation. This local company also operate Byron Bay Taxis & Limousines so can cater for just about all of your transport needs.
Easy Bus has a fleet of modern, airconditioned vehicles servicing Brisbane Airport, Ballina Airport and the Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta. Their fast and reliable service will ensure your arrival and departure will be as relaxed as your stay in Byron Bay.
Byron Bay and its suburbs and surrounding villages are serviced by bus and coach transport through Blanch's Bus Company. Blanch’s provides specialised transport to major events and festivals and regular route services throughout the district. For more information:
There are several cycle hire shops in Byron Bay township where you can hire bikes on an hourly, daily or weekly basis. There are cycle tracks through some areas of town, one leading south to Suffolk Park and another leading out to the Byron Arts and Industry Estate and the suburb of Sunrise Beach.