Getting To Byron Bay

Australia's most easterly point, Byron Bay is located on the northern coast of New South Wales, just off the Pacific Highway. Situated just 175km south of Brisbane and 800km north of Sydney, Byron Bay is easily accessed by car, bus, train and plane. Cars can be hired locally or from the airport and driving in and around Byron is easy.

If you're lucky enough to have your own transport, the Pacific Highways is the easiest way to drive to Byron Bay. An enjoyable drive, the highway has recently undergone a range of upgrades however for those driving long distances, it's recommended you stop for a rest break approximately every 2 hours to avoid driver fatigue.

There are two airports located within an hour from Byron Bay, the Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport being the closest, just 30 minutes south of Byron. The Gold Coast Airport located 1 hour north in Coolangatta also offers easy access to Byron Bay and both airports are regularly serviced by Virgin Australia and Jetstar, the low fare subsidiary airline of Qantas.

Arriving to Byron Bay by bus is a popular option for holiday makers on a budget and with regular services arriving daily, you can travel comfortably, conveniently and affordably. With a bus depot located in the centre of town, you'll be dropped off right in the heart of the action. Most major Australian east coast bus companies offer regular services to Byron from as far north as Brisbane and as far south as Sydney. Greyhound Australia is one of the most popular companies, with many of their services offering drop off at your accommodation.

If rail travel is your thing, CountryLink is a popular option that offers affordable and reliable transport from a range of locations within Brisbane, New South Wales and Melbourne to Byron Bay.