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Lismore is 45km inland from Byron Bay, 100km south of the Gold Coast and is serviced by Regional Express Airlines.



Lismore is located on the Bruxner Highway providing easy access via car. Lismore is within 2.5 hours drive of Brisbane, 70 minutes from the Gold Coast and 9 hours from Sydney by road. Driving times from the following locations:

Byron Bay: 40 minutes

Ballina: 30 minutes

Kyogle: 45 minutes

Grafton: 90 minutes

Gold Coast: 70 minutes


Lismore is serviced by Regional Express Airlines (REX) offering passengers 52 flights per week between Sydney and Lismore. Lismore Regional Airport is only a 5 minute drive away from the City Centre with taxi, limousine and hire car services available. There’s friendly service, plenty of free parking during daylight hours, secure paid parking overnight, free wireless internet access, a meeting room and a spacious, air-conditioned terminal with refreshments, light meals and gourmet coffee available.

Lismore Regional Airport
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Regional Express Airlines
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Several coach and bus operators provide services to Lismore from major centres throughout Australia and the region. For the latest timetables, contact the Lismore Transit Centre on 02 6621 8620 or the following companies:

Northern Rivers Buslines
02 6626 1499 or 1300 367 077

Wallers Bus Co.
02 6622 6266 or 0428 255 284

Nimbin - Byron Bay Shuttle Bus
0413 217 153

Premier Motor Service
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Byron Easy Bus
02 6685 7447


NSW Trainlink services are available from Sydney to Casino with a change over and bus from Casino to Lismore.


NSW Trainlink

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