Coffs Coast From The Air

Travelling To The Coffs Coast

Find all the ways you can travel to the Coffs Coast and get around the region once you are here. From hire cars, transfers, buses, taxis to group tours we have lots of options for your visit.

The quickest and easiest way to get to the Coffs Coast is via air and the Coffs Harbour Airport offers direct flights from Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne with three airlines.
Sydney & Brisbane are a quick one-hour flight and Melbourne is only two-hours flight time.

Qantas fly from Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney to Coffs return

Link Airways flies from Brisbane to Coffs return. Flight days vary at the moment.

Rex fly from Coffs Harbour and Sydney return three times daily Monday to Friday and select scheduled flights over the weekend.Rex flies from Coffs Harbour and Sydney, returns three times daily, Monday to Friday, and selects scheduled flights over the weekend.

Check the current flight schedule here.

Who doesn’t love a road trip? An easy drive along the Pacific Highway, sometimes referred to as the Legendary Pacific Coast, is the best way to appreciate how close the Coffs Coast is to Sydney, the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Take the Pacific Highway north from Sydney, and in under six hours (550km), you will be in the green rolling hills of the Orara Valley hinterland and the blue waters of the Solitary Island Marine Park.

Heading south from Brisbane (four hours & 427km) and the Gold Coast (three hours & 311km) along the Pacific Highway 

Sit back, relax, and watch the scenery pass you by on a coastal route on NSW TrainLink. Two services run daily to the Coffs Coast from Sydney and Brisbane and they stop at Coffs Harbour railway station, located at the Jetty Foreshores.

If you prefer someone else behind the wheel while you relax in the seat, two coach companies can deliver you to the Coffs Coast from north and south 7 dasy a week.

Both Greyhound Australia and Premier Motor Service offer air-conditioned coaches with on-board restrooms and panoramic windows to make the most of the scenery.

Is sailing is more your style? The Coffs Harbour International Marina, located in the popular Jetty precinct, is one of only six marinas in NSW offering international customs clearance. This marina provides customs services, berthing options, and essential support facilities

EV Charging Stations on the Coffs Coast

Click on the map below to find all public EV charging stations on the Coffs Coast and across NSW.

getting around

Once you’ve arrived on the Coffs Coast, you’ll notice how close everything is, so it’s easy to get where you’re going.
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.

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. Find suggestions for long vehicle parking in the CBD here.

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

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.

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

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.

There are many cycling paths around Coffs Harbour. Riding a bike 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.

Or if you really feel like indulging, contact Precision Helicopters who offer scenic helicopter flights taking in extensive views from Muttonbird Island to the hinterland.