How to travel from Albany to Byron Bay, Australia

The distance between Albany and Byron Bay is around 4,073km (2,531 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 6h 40m.

8 routes found

We've found 8 different ways to get from Albany to Byron Bay by plane, bus, train and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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💰 Cheapest
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Fly

Fly from Albany (ALH) to Ballina (BNK).

  • Duration7h 50m
  • Flight time6h 40m
  • Typical cost
    A$415($280)
Operated by

Regional Express

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Bus and Train

Take the bus to Armadale Stn Transwa Armadale then take the train to Central Station then take the bus to Byron Bay.

  • Duration3 days 22h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$1,185($800)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Drive

Drive to Byron Bay.

  • Duration1 day 21h
  • Distance4,253km (2,643 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Albany and Byron Bay

There are several options for getting from Albany to Byron Bay by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to fly which costs around A$415 ($280) and will take around 7h 50m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the bus and arrive in approximately 6h 40m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$545 ($365).

The distance between Albany and Byron Bay is around 4,073km (2,531 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 3,430km (2,131 miles)

It takes around 6h 40m to get from Albany and Byron Bay by plane and bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 21h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Albany to Byron Bay is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 6h 40m and will set you back approx A$545 ($365).

The cheapest way to travel between Albany and Byron Bay, if you exclude driving, is to fly which will typically cost around A$415 ($280) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Albany and Byron Bay. We recommend that you fly from Albany (ALH) to Gold Coast (OOL) then take the bus to Byron Bay. instead which will take 6h 40m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Albany and Byron Bay. We recommend that you fly from Albany (ALH) to Gold Coast (OOL) then take the bus to Byron Bay. instead which will take 6h 40m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Albany and Byron Bay. Flights depart from Albany (ALH) and arrive at Ballina (BNK) - via Perth (PER). The flight takes around 6h 40m.

There is no direct flight from Albany to Byron Bay. There is however a flight that goes via Perth (PER) and Melbourne (MEL). This services will take at least 7h 50m (not including layover time).

The flight from Albany to Byron Bay typically takes around 6h 40m. Flights depart from Albany (ALH) and and arrive into Ballina (BNK).

The closest major airport to Byron Bay is Ballina Byron Airport (BNK) (BNK) which is approximately 22km (14 miles) from Byron Bay. Gold Coast Airport (OOL) (OOL) and Brisbane Airport (BNE) (BNE) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Albany and Byron Bay. The distance is around 4,253km (2,643 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 21h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Albany to Byron Bay is to fly and then take the bus which takes, on average, 6h 40m and will usually cost around A$545 ($365).

How do I get from Albany to Byron Bay

Compare travel optionsbetween Albany and Byron Bay

Transport options from Albany to Byron Bay
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 5 similar
7h 50m
A$415($280)
hourly4,395km (2,731 miles)
Plane and Bus6h 40m
A$545($365)
twice daily4,073km (2,531 miles)
Bus and Plane11h 30m
A$530($355)
once daily4,108km (2,552 miles)
Bus to Armadale Stn Transwa Armadale, Fly12h 40m
A$655($440)
once daily4,430km (2,753 miles)
Bus to Bunbury Rail Stn Transwa Bunbury Passenger Terminal, plane13h 35m
A$420($280)
once daily4,483km (2,786 miles)
Plane, Train and Bus9h 15m
A$580($390)
twice daily4,182km (2,599 miles)
Bus and Train
3 days 22h
A$1,185($800)
once a week5,606km (3,483 miles)
Drive
1 day 21h
A$565($380)
on demand4,253km (2,643 miles)

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Airports near Byron Bay

The following major airports near Byron Bay offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.

BNK
Ballina Byron Airport (BNK)
Domestic Airport
Distance
22km (14 miles) from Byron Bay
OOL
Gold Coast Airport (OOL)
International Airport
Distance
55km (34 miles) from Byron Bay
BNE
Brisbane Airport (BNE)
International Airport
Distance
147km (91 miles) from Byron Bay