|Popular in||June||High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||May||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||$316||Average for round-trip flights in October 2020|
|Round-trip from||$387||From Melbourne to Ballina|
|One-way from||$145||One-way flight from Melbourne to Ballina|
MEL - BNK
$190 - $442
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.
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.
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.
Flights from Sydney to Byron Bay – 1 hr 32 mins
Flights from Melbourne to Byron Bay – 1 hr 50 mins
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.
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.