Cheap flights to Byron Bay for 2021

Everything you need to know about flying into and out of Byron Bay and flight deals to help you save big.

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Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is the closest airport to Byron Bay and offers direct flights to and from major cities across Australia. Gold Coast Airport is an hour away from Byron Bay and offers more domestic and international flights than Ballina Airport. Be sure to compare prices between both airports to secure the best flight deal.

Get all the information you need about ground transport options and airlines that fly into and out of Byron Bay.

Get the latest Byron Bay flights available to book in June 2021

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Up to 50% off flights within Australia

Available on flights until September 2021 to select destinations including Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Broome, Alice Springs, Kangaroo Island, Darwin, Hobart, Townsville and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off domestic flights with Qantas

Available on flights from April - September 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Launceston, Hobart, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australia-wide flights from $44 each way

Available on flights until September 2021 to Gold Coast, Adelaide, Launceston, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Brisbane and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Up to 15% off domestic flights with code

Available on Australia flights until May 2022 when you book 7 days in advance. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australia-wide flights from $79 each way

Available on flights from 13 July 2021 - 31 March 2022 to Melbourne, Launceston, Gold Coast, Canberra, Darwin, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Newcastle, Hobart, Adelaide and more. Sample fare is Ballina-Sydney. T&Cs apply.

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Domestic flights from $55 each way with Rex

Available on flights from April - September 2021 to Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Burnie and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast. T&Cs apply.

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Queensland flights from $55 each way

Available on flights until September 2021 to Brisbane, Gold Coast and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast with Rex Airlines. T&Cs apply.

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Northern Territory flights from $128 each way

Available on flights from 1-30 September 2021 to Alice Springs and more. Sample fare is Cairns-Darwin with Jetstar. Other airline includes Qantas from $135.

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Tasmania flights from $58 each way

Available on flights from June - September 2021 to Launceston and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Hobart with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Western Australia flights from $108 each way

Available on flights from August - September 2021. Sample fare is Adelaide-Perth with Jetstar. Other destination includes Broome. T&Cs apply.

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Sydney flights from $55 each way

Available on flights until 30 September 2021. Sample fare departs from Gold Coast with Rex Airlines. Other flights depart from Brisbane, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast and more. T&CS apply.

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Domestic flights from $55 return

Available on flights from June - August 2021 to Adelaide, Canberra, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Sydney flights from $39 each way

Available on flights until December 2021 departing from Ballina, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and more. Sample fare departs from Melbourne.

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Domestic flights from $46 each way

Available on select flight until 30 September 2021 with Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Rex. Destinations include Gold Coast, Sydney, Darwin, Launceston, Broome, Sydney, Perth and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston. T&Cs apply.

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How much are flights to Byron Bay?

Cross from one side of the country to the other with return flights from Perth for approximately $600. You can expect to pay roughly $400 for a return journey from Adelaide and under $300 for return flights from Sydney and Melbourne.

When is the cheapest time to fly to Byron Bay?

August is the cheapest time to fly to Byron Bay. The weather will be chillier, but in exchange, you will avoid peak season crowds. August is a great month to visit Byron Bay if you're looking to do more than just surf and try out all of the brunch spots. The Byron Bay Writers Festival and the Bangalow Music Festival take place in August and are a big hit with locals and tourists alike.

How far in advance should I book my flights to Byron Bay ?

If you know the exact dates you want to travel, booking seven weeks in advance will get you the best deal.

Frequently asked questions about flights to Byron Bay

How long does it take to fly to Byron Bay?

This is approximately how much time you can expect to spend in the air when flying from major Australian cities.

  • Adelaide: 3 hours, 35 minutes with a stopover
  • Brisbane: 1 hour, 15 minutes with a stopover
  • Melbourne: 2 hours direct
  • Perth: 6 hours with a stopover
  • Sydney: 1 hour, 15 minutes direct

Which airlines fly to Byron Bay?

You can get direct flights to Ballina Byron Gateway Airport from Sydney with Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin. From Melbourne, Jetstar and Qantas offer direct flights. No airline offers direct flights to Ballina Airport from Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and regional destinations in Australia, but you can get a connecting flight in Sydney to Ballina Byron Gateway Airport.

  • Jetstar: Adelaide, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
  • Qantas: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
  • Virgin Australia: Adelaide, Cairns, Canberra, Hobart, Mackay, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Where is the airport in Byron Bay?

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is a small regional airport in the town of Ballina. When booking flights, consider flying to Gold Coast Airport in Coolongatta, Queensland. It services more flights and is known to be a cheaper option, even when you include the transport cost from the airport to Byron Bay. You can hire a car or hop onboard the SkyBus Byron Bay Express that will drop you near the Byron Tourist Information Centre.

How long does it take to get to the airport?

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is located approximately 30 minutes from Byron Bay. An airport shuttle service is available, offering door-to-door transfers or you can find public buses that run from the airport to the centre of Byron Bay. If you want to make your own way around, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty are available for car hire at the airport terminal when you arrive.

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