GETTING HERE

Whether you are flying, driving, taking a coach, arriving by rail or by sea, the Coffs Coast is closer than you think… what are you waiting for!

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The Coffs Harbour Regional Airport offers direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with four airlines daily including Qantaslink, Virgin Australia, Tiger Air and Fly Corporate. There are up to eight flights a day to Sydney with various carriers and a flight time of one hour, six flights a week to Brisbane with a flight time of one hour and five direct flights a week to Melbourne with a flight time of two hours.

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A relaxing coastal route on NSW TrainLink who run two rail services daily from Sydney and Brisbane to the Coffs Harbour railway station is also an option for travel to the Coffs Coast region.

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An easy drive along the Pacific Highway,  sometimes referred to as the Legendary Pacific Coast, Coffs Coast is 550km  (under 6 hours) from Sydney and 427km (just over 4 hours from Brisbane) and just over 3 hours from the Gold Coast.

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If you prefer someone else behind the wheel while you relax in the seat, three coach companies can deliver you to the region from north, south and west, including Greyhound Australia, Premier Motor Service and New England Coaches. More info here.

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If sailing is more your style the Coffs Harbour International Marina located in the popular Jetty precinct offers customs, berthing and support facilities.

GETTING AROUND

Once you’ve arrived on the Coffs Coast, you’ll notice how close everything is. Coffs is a great place to walk or cycle around, and its a quick drive to the northern and southern beaches and towns or west to see beautiful bush, farmland and rural villages.

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Driving: Commute Times & Parking 
Coffs CBD north to Woolgoolga – 26km or 22min
Coffs CBD west to Nana Glen – 26km  or 25 min
Coffs CBD south to Sawtell – 12km or 13 min
Coffs CBD south to Airport – 4km or 5min
Coffs CBD southwest to Bellingen – 35km or 28 min
Coffs CBD east to Jetty – 3km or 6 min

Parking in Coffs Harbour is free except for at the Airport and the Hospital. There are a number of all day parking areas available in the City Centre.

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Local Bus Services
Several local bus companies cover the Coffs Coast. Contact the individual companies for more information and timetables:

  • Busways 02 6652 2744
  • Forest Coach Lines (Northern area) 02 6652 3201
  • Forest Coach Lines (Sawtell area) 02 6653 3344
  • Newcombe Coach Lines 0457 581 418
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Car Rental
Major car rental agencies as well as local companies have rental cars (and motor homes) available from the Coffs Harbour airport and city locations.

Find contact details for these companies on the Coffs Harbour Airport website.

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Taxis, Tours and Rideshare
Coffs Harbour is well serviced with companies offering alternatives to driving yourself. Find out more on the links below:

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Walking Paths
Walking in and around the Coffs Coast is easy to do with a variety of walking paths and trails to suit those getting to and from a destination or those wanting a leisurely stroll amongst the beautiful nature of the area.

The walking track along the Coffs Creek provides a route between the CBD and the Jetty area. Read more detailed on Coastal Walks and Bush Walking on the Coffs Coast.

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Cycling
There are many cycling paths around Coffs Harbour. Cycling is an effective, healthy and environmentally friendly form of transport making it popular in Coffs Harbour.  Cycling can be done around the city, on coastal routes, through national parks, state forests and hinterlands, to or from work or as a leisure activity.  Details and maps of popular cycle and mountain biking routes are available here.