Travel to the Valley

Travel to the Valley


Regional Express Airlines (REX) operate daily services to Lismore, Ballina and Grafton from Sydney. In addition, daily flights between Newcastle and Ballina are available. Reservations can be made by contacting REX directly within Australia on 13 17 13, or +61 2 6393 5550 outside Australia or book online on

Jetstar offers flights daily between Sydney and Ballina and daily between Melbourne and Ballina. Call 13 15 38 or visit to book.

Virgin Australia offers flights daily between Sydney and Ballina. Call 13 67 89 or visit to book.

International flights arriving in Coolangatta connect the Northern Rivers to the world with flights managed by AirAsia, AirNorth, Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Tiger Airways and Virgin Australia. Connecting coaches can shuttle visitors to the Richmond Valley from Coolangatta airport.

Airport shuttle

Byron Easy Bus operates 2 daily return shuttles between Casino and Coolangatta (Gold Coast) and Brisbane airports. Call +61 2 6685 7447 or visit their website.


The daily XPT service and the Gold Coast rail service both stop at Casino, with coaches linking all towns in the Valley. Countrylink operates two XPT services daily between Sydney, Casino and Brisbane.

Reservations can be made within Australia on 13 22 32, outside Australia on +61 2 4907 7501 or book online.


From Sydney, travel northwards up the Pacific Highway to Grafton, and either continue on the Pacific Highway to Evans Head and Broadwater or take the Summerland Way north to Rappville and Casino, before heading east to explore Coraki and Woodburn. Alternatively, take the scenic route from Brisbane, via the Summerland Way through Kyogle. For more information about the Summerland Way, visit The Grey Nomads website.


Greyhound Pioneer have daily Sydney to Brisbane and return services, which pick up at Woodburn. For further information or for reservations contact 1300 GREYHOUND (1300 473 946) or bookings can be made online.

Premier Motor Services twice daily connects Sydney and Brisbane to Lismore. For further information or reservations call 13 34 10 or book online.

Four times daily connecting buses from Lismore are run by Northern Rivers Buslines. For timetables visit their website or call +61 2 6626 1499.

For maps of towns and villages in the Richmond Valley, click here.


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