Cheap flights to Byron Bay for 2020

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 2020

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Australia-wide flights from $35 each way with Jetstar

Available on select dates until 31 July 2020. Destinations include Sunshine Coast, Whitsundays, Perth, Brisbane, Cairns, Hobart and more. Sample fare is Ballina-Sydney.

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Ballina flights from $120 return

Available on select flights from June - December 2020. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Jetstar.

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Domestic flights from $137 return with Qantas

Available on select flights from June 2020 - April 2021 to Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Gold Coast and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston. T&Cs apply.

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Ballina flights from $89 each way

Available on select dates from July - August 2020. Sample fare departs from Sydney. T&Cs apply.

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Sydney flights from $89 each way

Available on select dates from June 2020 - January 2021. Sample fare departs from Ballina. 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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