Byron Bay! Home to the gorgeous cape Byron lighthouse (Australia’s most easterly point) and easily some of the most stunning and popular beaches and tourist hangouts on the east coast of Australia. Byron Bay is located a considerable 68 kilometres from the Gold Coast Airport, fortunately, with the right transport, the route is both fast and direct. The average trip takes around 50 minutes. In terms of transport, you’ve got options. There are multiple bus companies operating between Gold Coast Airport and Byron Bay, the fastest being the Byron Bay express, of which, around 14 buses operate weekly. Watch out for variations and timetable changes during weekends and holidays.

After that, taxis and hire cars are readily available from the airport, but if you’d rather avoid the pricey meterage and hidden costs associated with these two options, then we suggest a Car Australia transfer. Make your grand entrance into Byron Bay both cost-efficient and convenient, without sacrificing comfort and style. Private chauffeur-driven vehicles with unbeatable, door to door service and the best value for money is what we deliver. We have a range of standard and premium sedans, SUV’s, people movers and minibuses to cater to all needs and luggage requirements – (surfboards and the like can easily be transported for a small fee, just let us know at the time of booking.)

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Byron Bay to Gold Coast Airport: Planning your journey

Your Car Australia experience will be one of ultimate convenience. Our professional chauffeurs ensure this by collecting you from your desired location and depositing you directly to the door of your corresponding terminal. To go one further, your driver will even meet you inside the terminal upon arrival and escort you directly to your awaiting transfer vehicle. Here is some additional information to help you plan your journey.

Pick Up and Other Information

The trip out of Byron Bay is both scenic and direct. A Car Australia transfer can have you arriving at Gold Coast Airport in as little as 45 minutes during off-peak times. Not to mention you’ll be riding in both comfort and ease in one of many of our climate-controlled, executive vehicles. If you’re leaving in peak period times you can expect to add up to 15 minutes extra on to your trip. Rest assured our experienced drivers will have you on the fastest possible route and are always punctual. For extra efficiency, sharing your flight details with our drivers at the time of booking will enable them to promptly meet you at your correct terminal.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

  • Airport to Byron Bay – between 55 and 60 minutes
  • Byron Bay to airport – between 50 and 60 minutes

Off-Peak Travel Time:

  • Airport to Byron Bay – 45 minutes
  • Byron Bay to airport – 45 minutes

Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Airport sits just shy of the NSW border; in fact, a portion of its tarmac technically resides in NSW. Despite the different time zones, during the summer months, between QLD and NSW, Gold Coast Airport operates year-round on the QLD time zone. Another interesting feature of Gold Coast Airport is its advantageous location and beautiful coastal surrounds. Nestled in amongst some of the most gorgeous stretches of Australian coastlines, even the airport feels like a holiday. Passengers and guests will find Gold Coast Airport easy to navigate with its single terminal, servicing both international and domestic flights. Parking is well signed and in abundance at Gold Coast Airport, with the added benefit of up to 1-hour free in the long-stay car park. There are also plenty of transit facilities to enjoy including food, free WI-FI, retail shops, bar and airline lounges to keep you well entertained.

Byron Bay highlights

Byron Bay is one of Australia’s most coveted natural and touristic gems. Having made a name for itself with its on-trend and eclectic community atmosphere and its stunning natural attractions, it’s no wonder visitors and holidaymakers flock to Byron Bay to uncover its many wonders. Byron Bay truly is unlike anywhere else on earth, with its gorgeous beaches, surrounding lush rainforests and fantastic marine wildlife. Nature enthusiasts have so much to look forward to in Byron Bay.

And that’s before even mentioning the rich and eccentric community culture that Byron has to offer. World-class culinary options are a foodies dream in Byron, as well as its famed music festival scene and seemingly endless array of boutiques ranging from high-end fashion to emerging designers. The Byron Bay market is another must-see, where you can find all manner of local artisanal treasures and produce. There are boundless adventures to be had in Byron, and once you’ve had your fill, your pre-booked driver will meet you for collection at any point in Byron Bay and transport you promptly on to your next destination.