Cheap Flights to Byron Bay

Byron Bay overview

When is the best time to fly to Byron Bay?

Peak Season 

The laid back lifestyle, range of activities and natural ocean setting, are just a few of the reasons why visitors seek cheap flights to Byron Bay. This coastal town boasts great weather year round, which makes it a popular spot for Northern Hemisphere visitors to catch some sun. Summer is Byron Bay’s busiest period, as it’s a go-to spot for families over the Christmas / New Years break. The many festivals and cultural events taking place in and around Byron Bay can also make getting flight tickets more difficult.

Off Season 

Byron Bay is always busy but the weeks immediately after Christmas and New Years, are a lot quieter than at other times. January and February are the hottest and wettest months of the year with temperatures up in the high 20s so there are often cheap flights to Byron Bay in these months.

When is the best time to book a flight to Byron Bay?

Byron Bay’s subtropical weather makes it a year round holiday destination, so booking cheap flights to Byron Bay is always a good idea. Some peak periods to look out for include: Schoolies (November and December), Christmas/New Year and Easter where booking a flight may be more expensive. Be aware of some of the larger festivals taking place including: the Byron Bay Writers Festival in July/August, the Byron Bay Surf Festival in October and the Byron Latin Fiesta in October/November.

How long is the flight to Byron Bay?

Flights from Sydney to Byron Bay – 1 hr 32 mins

Flights from Melbourne to Byron Bay – 1 hr 50 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Byron Bay?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Regional Express are the three main airlines that operate flights to Ballina Byron Gateway Airport. If flying from Sydney, Regional Express flies to Lismore Airport which is slightly further away but offers cheap flights to Byron Bay.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK) serves the town of Byron Bay, which situated a 20-minute drive north. The best way to get from the airport to Byron Bay is to catch an airport shuttle bus or taxi, or if you plan on exploring Byron Bay area, renting a car. If there are no taxis waiting outside the terminal, there is a free taxi phone in the arrivals lounge next to the visitor information desk. Lismore Airport (LSY) is an hour’s drive southwest of Byron Bay, and offers travellers from Sydney the option of airport shuttle bus, taxi and car rental.

Byron Bay insider information

  • The Byron Bay markets are held on the first Sunday of every month, selling produce from the surrounding areas. There are almost 40km of sandy beaches in the BB area. Wategos, Main Beach, Broken Head and The Pass are the patrolled beaches, most suitable for families. 
  • Cape Byron's lighthouse is on the most easterly edge of mainland Australia. It dates from 1901 and the tours are popular with visitors. It's also possible to stay in the lighthouse keepers' quarters. 
  • Julian Rocks Marine Park is considered to be one of the top five scuba-diving locations in the country. It's a mere 2.5 km from Byron Bay. The waters teem with whales, dolphins, sharks and turtles. 
  • There's a nude beach 500 metres west of Belongil Creek. To get there, drive down Grays Lane at Tyagarah. 
  • Kings Beach at Broken Head Reserve is another beautiful beach. The Broken Head Nature Reserve is 6km south of Byron Bay. It contains the remnants of the coastal subtropical rainforest that was known as the "Big Scrub". There are a couple of superb walks through the rainforest - one to Kings Beach and one along the cliff top that gives wonderful sea views.

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