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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 November 2020

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Virgin Australia sale: Australia-wide flights from $89 each way

Available for flights on select dates from November 2020 - September 2021. Sample fare is Ballina-Sydney. Destinations include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Launceston, Cairns, Mackay, Adelaide, Hobart, Newcastle, Perth, Townsville, Broome and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australia-wide flights from $51 each way

Available on select flights until February 2021, including over Christmas and New Year's Eve. Destinations include Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Perth, Broome, Melbourne and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina with Jetstar.

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Sydney flights from $53 each way

Available on select dates until March 2021. Sample fare departs from Ballina with Jetstar.

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Australia-wide flights from $79 with Jetstar

Available on flights until June 2021, including over Christmas and New Year's Eve. Destinations include Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Townsville and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina. Plus get 1 free date change on flights until 15 December 2020. T&Cs apply.

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Byron Bay flights from $95 return

Available on flights until March 2021. Sample fare departs from Avalon with Jetstar.

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Sydney flights from $49 each way

Available for flights in December 2020. Sample fare departs from Melbourne. Other departures include Ballina from $54, Gold Coast from $60 and more.

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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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