Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Byron Bay
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LATAM Airlines and Etihad Airways do not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Byron Bay.
You cannot fly directly to Byron Bay. KAYAK recommends you fly to Ballina Byron (BNK) (21.98 km from Byron Bay). From there you can hire a car or take a taxi.
The closest airport is Ballina Byron (BNK) (21.98 km). Other nearby airports are Lismore (LSY) (40.07 km), Coolangatta Gold Coast (OOL) (54.64 km), Grafton (GFN) (136 km) or Brisbane (BNE) (147.27 km). KAYAK recommends you fly to Ballina Byron.
|Flights from Melbourne||2h 15m|
|Flights from Sydney||1h 22m|
The cheapest airline ticket to Byron Bay from Australia in the last 72 hours was $116 one-way, and $101 round-trip on the route Sydney to Byron Bay. The most popular route is Sydney to Byron Bay, and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $98 round-trip.
Ballina Airport is 22 kilometres from the centre of Byron Bay. View on map.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Nothing different to any other flight. No stand-out attributes."
Cons: "Filthy tray table. Felt unhygienic to even eat in my seat but I had no choice"
Pros: "All went like clock work. Stress free experience."
Pros: "Left and arrived on time"
Cons: "No entrainment"
Cons: "Plane was delayed by 3hours...We missed our connection to Cape Town"
Cons: "I was very disappointed with the service that was received on the trip from Sydney to Johannesburg. Firstly, the flight was delayed by over 3 hours due to an air conditioning mal function which made the cabin too hot to board. I understand that engineering issues happen from time to time but I would have expected Qantas to be able to mitigate such an issue in a timely manner or at least provide their guests with an indication of the delay earlier or compensation (airport meal voucher or Qantas club entry etc) to wait out the delay. After the aeroplane had apparently cooled down to an acceptable temperature, there was a subsequent announcement that there would be a further delay as the catering had been spoiled in the hot cabin. Again, sounds like poor planning/ organisation that I would have expected better from Qantas especially over the holiday season. Secondly, the entertainment system at my seat did not work throughout the flight. Again, I understand that engineering malfunctions occur but on a 14 hour, day time flight, it certainly made for a long journey and I was extremely frustrated and disappointed that this service was not available. Thirdly, the meal option that I selected had run out each time the mea cart arrived at my seat - again bad luck. Lastly, due to the flight delay, I missed my connecting flight. I had to purchase a new ticket on the later flight even after the Qantas staff in Sydney had promised that any missed connections would be taken care of. This was a very unsettling and frustrating start to the holiday."
Cons: "This was an ultimate of bad luck. Plane started but never took off due to maintenance problems. Next there was no plane to take us to NZ. Lucky we got offered to stay the night in an hotel... Next day early we supposes to be told of our next destination. But no call came.. When we checked the airport we found an absolute disorganised mess.. People where fighting for a place to the next destination... lang queues there was no organisation. We got in NZ the following day at 6 PM. By seeing this gave me the feeling that in a real emergency this bunch of people have no hope to help..."
Pros: "A lot of food was served - much more than any flight in the USA"
Pros: "Professional and friendly staff amazing cabin crew and pilots"
Cons: "The inflight wifi was not working the snack was only a biscuit"
Pros: "All as expected."
Cons: "Crew could have been more pleasant."
Pros: "Crew was amazing, first time on Economy Premium, really worth it."
Cons: "Qantas is a great airline and I enjoy flying with them. I happened to have two seat mates on either side of me who took up more than their share of the seat, making my flight rather uncomfortable."
Pros: "crew was very accommodating in seeking alternative storage options for overhead bags"
Cons: "there was a lack of overhead storage in the upstairs economy area"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Slightly more legroom"
Cons: "Less gate changes"
Cons: "Plane was old seats are not what you expect for the cost and being supposedly business class"
Pros: "What was there to like!"
Cons: "That i couldn't board this flight. Duh!"
Pros: "All of the staff are friendly and helpful and is a good flight."
Cons: "It was raining and I don't like to fly in the rain especially landing."
Pros: "We strayed to competing airlines the last few trips, but can't best Qantas for friendly service, inclusive and on time departure"
Pros: "Healthy airline food option, friendly helpful service, use of name and I'm on the bottom rung of ff status??"
Pros: "The boarding was on time. The crews were great. Food were good."
Cons: "I reserved for a window seat but I still end up in the aisle."
Pros: "canin pressure and comfort level was excellent"
Cons: "screens from other seats are bright"
Pros: "This flight is extremely long, but very enjoyable when flying with Qantas. They have everything, from snacks and drinks in the back of the plane to coming by pretty often to give you food. I was never hungry or upset wth the service."
Cons: "nothing I didn’t like!"
Cons: "Nothing not to like"
Pros: "The service, politeness of staff, the food."
Pros: "We love the space in the seats on the new Airbus 380. It is so spacious, and the seats are very comfortable. The movie selection was pretty good."
Cons: "if I remember correctly the screen size was a little small for a new plane. Also I asked for two alcohol drinks, but was told only one may be served. I only asked so I wouldn't have to get up during my movie, and on Air New Zealand, they freely offer more than one drink. Also, if I remember correctly the arm rests did not raise all the way. We had all three seats to ourselves, and it would have been nice to lift the armrests all the way up so we could stretch out properly."
Pros: "The food selection was good as was the entertainment and information."
Cons: "I asked information about our arrival gate, because I had a short connection and the crew could not tell me what gate we were getting off at. They did not stop passengers from unloading their bags and standing up before the flight even stopped at the gate. I am frustrated with Qantas overall because we landed late and because of the customs requirement we had to pick up our bags and bring them to another bag drop for my American Airline flight to Tampa. Because of the flight delay and Customs I missed my flight by 10 minutes. And am now awaiting the next flight home which was 4 hours later."
Pros: "Handling our expenses during the delay"
Cons: "Changed our seats. We were not put next to each other. Reservations did a horrible job, could not get any information from them on my booking. The rebooking procedures were handled poorly. People with connections should have been handled separately and in a different way. Some people got rescheduled on earlier flights than we were told but did not know about it so many missed their rescheduled flights."
Pros: "Staff were friendly."
Cons: "A tiny pla? A bumpy flight. You should get the heads up about such small planes."
Cons: "Flight was canceled after 8 hours of Rebooked flight included an additonal stop, as well as overnight layover. Qantas made no attempt to give have better flights or offer any vouchers for the trouble (they provided the bare minimum of hotel, but no additional perks)."
Pros: "Great choice of entertainment. Served good food often with nice menu selection. Seats a bit tight as with all airlines. Fruit was fabulous and fresh - there were none left when I requested mine, but the flight attendant said there may be some left from other servers. Within a few minutes, she did bring one which I was thankful as I didn’t care for the other selection."
Cons: "Close seats especially when others recline, but we were lucky on this flight no one did as it wasn’t a full flight so people moved around."
Cons: "Way too cramp even for airplane standards. When food was served, it’d take at least 30 minutes for the flight attendants to collect rubbish, and since the seats are so small and I can’t keep the tray table open without pinching my spleen, it was really terrible. I paid extra for an aisle seat and was told there weren’t any."
Cons: "The crew was not all that friendly in my section"
Pros: "The crew is always pleasant and helpful."
Cons: "The business class seats are average at best. The dinner service is good but not well coordinated. The cheese platter at dessert is really anticlimactic. I look forward to international biz class meals, but I want this to be better."
Pros: "Overall a comfortable way to travel."
Cons: "For flying business the food was awful; the person sitting next to me actually sent his meal back it was so bad. They had a relatively pedestrian menu, but were unable to deliver. The steak was overcooked and grey throughout, prawn starter was tasteless and bland, and panna cotta was overly sweet and weirdly goopy. The dinner options were so uninspiring that I skipped. I understand that it's airline food - but don't offer it if you can't at least make it slightly acceptable.... The staff was a bit all over the place and slow - it seems like having the flight at capacity was too much for them to handle. The sets in business are really starting to show their age and need a really need a steam clean."
Pros: "Entertainment options were great. Boarding was quick and easy. Luggage came out quickly at lax and they gave us express connect cards to make our next flight."
Cons: "Individual lights should be smaller and more direct. Person behind us had on whole flight - no sleeping for anyone near us. Flight leaves at 1115. Means you travel through the day and arrive in la in the am. If you didn't get to sleep it's torture. Also flight attendants put on full lights to serve breakfast 3 hours before flight landed! Which was around midnight to the passengers body clocks. United and virgin let passengers sleep"
Pros: "The movies would not play until two hours outside of LA."
Pros: "Entertainment system had a good selection of tv. Pity the sound was affected by poor maintenance."
Cons: "Jack port for sound system damaged again. Horrible pullled pork sandwich. B737 is horribly uncomfortable to fly as it is too narrow especially where the seat is level with a fuselage rib. A330 is much better."
Pros: "Great at all."
Pros: "Getting through airport at Sydney was nice and easy, and good overall at JFK."
Cons: "LAX was not an easy navigation from terminal to terminal, as there was little info provided in flight and a serious lack of good signage or information booths at the airport."
Pros: "Very little. Even though I'm sure I wasn't suppose to, my seat allowed me to put my feet up on the wall. At least I was able to elevate them a bit."
Cons: "First, the flight was delayed an hour and a half. No gate was announced until just before boarding. Afraid of missing my flight, I didn't doze even though I had been awake for 20 hours at this point. Once I got on the plane, the seats were so small in economy my hips were pressed against the arm rests and I am not a large person. The man next to me was pressing through over to my side. We both had difficulty opening the tray for meals because they were in the arm rests (not that it mattered, we were never served good). The controls for the entertainment and lights were in the arm rests as well and there was no way to see them because your thighs were pressed against them. The screen for my entertainment was crooked and flickered. The charging port did not work for my cell phone. The earphone jack had to be wiggled and wiggled and then I had to hold my leg perfectly still not to bump it. I eventually gave up trying to use the entertainment screen. I preordered my meal online, but waiting for dinner, already exhausted, I dozed off. I didn't get dinner and no one came around the rest of the trip and offered any refreshments. No water, no snack, nothing. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure I saw a crew member for the rest of the flight."
Pros: "We had comfortable seats and a pleasant flight. Food was good for airline food. Plenty of water and fresh fruit available all through the flight"
Cons: "Wasn't able to complete on line check in."
Pros: "I like the services"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2 hr 30 min because of catering issues. Because of that only one hot meal for 14 hr flight. Diabetic food was the worst I ever had. My prepaid seat for extra $35 AUD wasn't available. The seat was uncomfortable and the pillow was huge - I had to put it on a floor. I am surprised why Qantas is rated #9 among best airlines for 2016. I will try to avoid Qantas in the gorier."
Pros: "They gave us loaner strollers to get the kids through the airport. So family friendly. Food was great too."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Everything was wonderful, the crew were all very polite and boarding went very smoothly."
Cons: "No complaints."
Cons: "Even though it is only a 1h flight... I think it would be more hospitable to cater better... morning flight... morning foods. Saw people eating pringles and m&ms on an 8am flight."
Cons: "Water was the only complimentary drink. And no peanuts or pretzels were included."
Pros: "Hostess smile everytime"
Pros: "On time and smooth"
Cons: "nothing specific"
Pros: "cheese and tomato SW"
Cons: "too many yuppies"
Pros: "everything else fine"
Cons: "Very long lines to check in"
Pros: "Bumpy but I guess VA can't do much about that. Everything else was perfect. Thank you"
Pros: "Good staff, snack and sear"
Cons: "I wasn't aware at the time I bought the tickets that it didn't have food nor entertainment (movies). Very disappointing for an international flight."
Pros: "Service is always wonderful!!"
Cons: "Plane trip was great , baggage pick up very slow. No entertainment on trip Melb to Cairns so can't comment."
Pros: "The plane had few people so it was quiet."
Cons: "Meal was very average, captain speakers were very low and we couldn’t hear. The landing was rushed and rough even though it was good weather and plenty of space to slow down aircraft. No entertainment or offer to purchase/rent. The flight was delayed and we arrived one hour later."
Pros: "Great luggage allowance and best prices."
Cons: "Not Applicable"
Pros: "Free wifi"
Cons: "Not much"
Pros: "fast boarding"
Cons: "better movies"
Cons: "flight cancelled"
Cons: "Row 10 seats were extremely cramped. Seemed worse than usual. Was placed in middle seat and was unable to even read a magazine. Hostess saw how cramped I was and commented that I should purchase a x class fare, Perhaps virgin should ensure they supply adequate basic seating"
Cons: "In flight entertainment screens would not work properly"
Pros: "Little interruption from pilot"
Cons: "Simon and His team were wooden and lazy."
Cons: "No organization in check in process. Staff unfriendly and unhelpful. No control over situation."
Pros: "Taking my elderly mother up to the Gold Coast to visit my sister is always a challenge but thanks to the beautiful staff at Virgin it was made so easy. Just outstanding customer service. Thank you so much."
Pros: "Seats were big enough and the entertainment was good"
Cons: "We had to wait an extra hour (after already waiting 6 hours because our original connecting flight couldn’t wait 5 minutes) because 2 people couldn’t sit in their assigned seats. They then got kicked off the plane which Is fine, but why should we have to wait while their bags are found. They broke the rules, they should have to pick their bag up when they get to Perth. Not inconvenience thousands of people!"
Cons: "My ticket was deemed void when I was checking in and I could not get on the flight. I will never book via kayak again."
Cons: "Bag drop area was allowed to be hijacked by a school group that hadn’t checked in already."
Pros: "6 years. I am old and have been cared for very well."
Cons: "That the flight didn't wait 15 minutes for me to get on it."
Pros: "The service from the crew was great."
Cons: "I’m vegetarian, the Meals offered were really bad and i was disappointed that I wasn’t offered some of the more appealing vegetarian options that were available for the rest of the passengers"
Pros: "We arrived in Adelaide"
Cons: "Having to wait in a massive line for an hour to check in our bags after landing in Melbourne from a Virgin Australia international flight - there should be a special counter for guests who are transferring."
Pros: "The lounge and space on the flight"
Cons: "Bizarre that the passenger across the aisle from me had a ticket to Sydney which had been scanned twice by staff, didn't work, they couldn't work out why and let her on anyway after phonecalls from steward. She wasn't too pleased to be in Adelaide with all her luggage supposedly on the Sydney flight (last minute gate change). Security breach and error!"
Pros: "Great service and staff."
Cons: "The non existent baggage drop at Tullamarine. The in flight snacks needs improving."
Cons: "See above, I was so bored, tired and irritated I can’t be bothered to say if this flight was good or not. Much better than being stuck in the airport and was glad to get to my destination."
Pros: "The staff were lovely."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by two hours, the earphone jack only worked through one side."
Pros: "Everything was great. On time and very nice service Thanks"
Pros: "attentive service and relatively comfortable, easy boarding and disembarking"
Cons: "Meal/snack/food was atrocious, was the most disappointing excuse of a snack. We had a choice of a few pieces of cut apple or an extremely thin sad looking granola bar. Expect airlines that offer “full service” to offer something better for the price, also the fact that no fixed TVs or iPads and you have to use your phone to watch movies, at least get a phone holder on the back of the seat."
Cons: "Half hour delay"
Pros: "A cold drink just when I needed it. Thank you"
Pros: "The crew were excellent and the plane very comfy."
Cons: "I don't understand why we had a 4hr 40 min flight plan which went way up the Australian coast instead of going in a direct line from Melbourne to Christchurch, when the ticket noted about a 3hr 40 min flight time. If you can enlighten me that would be appreciated."
Pros: "Free drink and snack Courteous service Arrived on time Free registered luggage"
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "legroom too small and food was minor snack."
Pros: "Breakfast mushrooms were good."
Cons: "No butter for breakfast roll."
Pros: "Economy X is fantastic, and really enjoy the boarding experience and the crew. left on time and arrived early. Excellent trip in that regard."
Cons: "Almost every time I travel on virgin, which is a lot. They serve a minim muesli bar. Come on Virgin what about changing that a bit. Qantas offer some really good options for not much more of a ticket price. This part of the Virgin Experience needs to change."
Cons: "my seat got changed"
Pros: "Every employee I've met has made my trip seamless and delightful. Your employees are very professional. Wish you were in the US!!"
Pros: "everything was great, more movie options would be better"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Pros: "Virgin is always well organised and the flights kept to time. The staff were very helpful and I had a comfortable trip"
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "Luggage of 23kg per piece and not able to share across allocated family total"
Pros: "Like the corporate image & modern design of different facilities etc. The check-in was nice & smooth."
Cons: "No greeting or smile from crew staff (I think it's important as it shows welcoming)."
Pros: "Planes are new and nice!"
Cons: "Seat had a lump in it"
Pros: "Check in was a snap at the Kiosk. Legroom on the plane was good."
Cons: "I wasn't allowed on board with my just purchased coffee."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Uncomfortable busines class seats"
Pros: "My trip back to Sydney was more pleasant. Plane was extremely clean and comfortable."
Pros: "On time. No major issues."
Cons: "Dislike Jetstar's drip feed pricing. The price you get quoted should be the price you pay."
Pros: "Good value for the money."
Cons: "Not enough comfort to allow sleeping at night."
Pros: "The legroom was good."
Cons: "You have to pay for every little thing."
Pros: "The star design is fetching."
Cons: "Everything else."
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "No more Jetstar for us and my friends"
Cons: "Everything was bad"
Cons: "Long lines for bag drop"
Cons: "A little more leg room"
Pros: "They cancelled return flight and were rude when I tried to rebook; they also weigh luggage and charge extra; had one kind agent who helped; won’t fly again and won’t use cheap flights"
Cons: "Flights to & from Sydney to Melbourne were ok!"
Cons: "Our departure was 30 minutes late."
Cons: "The seat leg room is getting smaller and smaller. You can't put your seat back- you'll crush the person behind! And I'm short!!"
Pros: "Quick and easy boarding at AVV Airport."
Cons: "Seats were slightly uncomfortable but fine for short flight. There was no entertainment. The crew could have been more enthusiastic."
Pros: "The price is in good relation with the quality of service."
Cons: "The attention of the flight coordinator was poor, is a gross person under pressure and with really bad manners"
Pros: "Security was super fast. Boarding was straight forward."
Cons: "Jetstar baggage policy is, as most know, annoying. 7 kg limit on carry on bags or else you have to pay for extra “weight allowance.” Quite annoying since I can’t very well weigh my bag at home and it really changes nothing. You still bring the bag on the pla e. You just have to pay extra"
Pros: "yes it was"
Cons: "No thrills airline. Pay for any extras (snack, drink) no entertainment"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "Travel good"
Cons: "There was a delate"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats. Flight delayed 3.5 hours"
Pros: "Very nice"
Cons: "On time. Friendly staff"
Pros: "Check in was quick easy and we boarded fast"
Cons: "No complimentary drinks"
Cons: "No room and EVERYTHING was an extra charge---we didn't even get water without a charge."
Pros: "Good crew, easy flight. Front and rear plane entrance and exit."
Cons: "You have to pay exorbitant amounts for food and drink - no complimentary anything."
Cons: "Two hours delayed on the way. Four and a half hours delayed on the return flight. No explanation or apology for either leg."
Cons: "Arrived at SYD after a 17 hour nonstop flight to find connecting Jetstar flight to Ballina was delayed for 41/2 hours!!!"
Pros: "Quick and easy flight"
Cons: "Plane was old and seats weren't the comfortable"
Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "Since more chairs have been added there is no leg room! My husband had difficulty getting in and out. We will not be flying jet star for longer flights"
Pros: "Very pleasant staff on board and land crew. Difficult to judge food as it was only a snack and as the flight was only just over the hour there was no entertainment ."
Pros: "Quick and easy, just as expected, staff professional and. Friendly"
Cons: "Only one problem was the temperature was too warm during flight."
Pros: "Easy check in, child's play room even though we are not parents, spacious lobby"
Cons: "No comment"
Pros: "Checkin in Avalon, Melbourne EXCELLENT. Wife in wheelchair. Agent checked in all our bags. Then had to change planes in Sydney where they tried to charge $80 per bag for extra bags that Melbourne agent had checked in for free. Avalon longer trip to airport but fewer problems and people--and better Jetstar employees."
Cons: "When you are treated humanely and special, there is little not to like."
Cons: "Do not recommend, beware of non standard baggage rules. Book baggage online 3hours before the flight"
Cons: "I was charged $250 for luggage because my wife and I each had a 50 lb. Suitcase. A massive rip off. I will avoid Jetstar whenever possible."
Cons: "Delayed departure which affected my travel plans"
Pros: "Polite staff well organized"
Cons: "My flight was 45 minutes late Absolutely no room when seated"
Pros: "Plane was unable to get to a gate after landing but we were kept informed."
Cons: "Paying four dollars for an orange juice."
Cons: "They don't serve glass of water,want to sell small bottle for 4$"
Pros: "Smooth boarding. Mostly on time and friendly staff for most the journey. No major complaints"
Cons: "Seats have less leg room than air asia. :("
Pros: "Nobody told i couldnt bring luggage had to pay extranfee"
Pros: "Sure the low prices are appealing but are they worth it? Not unless you enjoy wasting half your vacation at airports waiting for 5 hour delayed flights or being rerouted to a different city and spending 2 hours of your time on hold trying to get them to rebook you."
Cons: "Sure the low prices are appealing but are they worth it? Not unless you enjoy wasting half your vacation at airports waiting for 5 hour delayed flights or being rerouted to a different city and spending 2 hours of your time on hold trying to get them to rebook you. They charge you for everything including water and if you don't pay for your checked bag ahead of time it costs $160 to check at airport."
Pros: "I was charged $300 and forced to check my bag (weighing less than 50 pounds) and my carry on. These charges were absolutely not predictable."
Pros: "On time, polite, friendly crew. Smooth flight. All good. And good value for money."
Airlines flying to Byron Bay have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Byron Bay
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Byron Bay
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Byron Bay
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Byron Bay
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