Located mid-way between Brisbane and Sydney, Coffs Harbour is just 350km south of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland and 530km north of Sydney, the capital of New South Wales. Coffs Harbour is easily accessed by plane, car, train and bus and driving in and around Coffs Harbour is easy, with hire cars available both from the airport and in the centre of town.
If you plan on driving to Coffs Harbour, the Pacific Highway is the most direct route. Having recently undergone an upgrade, the Pacific Highway is a quick and comfortable scenic drive to Coffs Harbour. For those driving long distances, 'driver reviver' rest stops are recommended about every two hours to avoid driver fatigue. With many charming coastal towns located along the highway towards Coffs Harbour, there are plenty of enjoyable opportunities to get out and stretch your legs.
If you're planning on arriving in Coffs Harbour by plane, the Coffs Coast Airport is conveniently located just a five minute drive from town. Serviced by Tiger Airlines, Qantas and Virgin Australia daily, the airport also offers a number of car hire options within the terminal. If you won't be needing a car during your stay in Coffs Harbour, there is a bus service that runs between the airport and downtown Coffs Harbour. Alternatively, taxis can be hailed both in town and at the airport.
All Premier and Greyhound bus services that operate between Brisbane and Sydney make a stop in Coffs Harbour. A convenient and affordable way to travel the coast, arriving by bus takes the stress out of trying to navigate while enjoying the view and is also a much cheaper way to travel. Many Greyhound services will even drop you off right outside your accommodation upon request.
Another alternative is CountryLink, a popular rain transport option that is both reliable and affordable. Trains to Coffs Harbour depart from a number of locations throughout New South Wales and Brisbane.