Travelling to Lismore and Accommodation

Accommodation in Lismore is as diverse as the region itself, with an enormous variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. There are cosy caravan parks and camping grounds, funky backpacker hostels and delightful B&B's, exotic rainforest retreats, country farm stays and city-style hotels, luxury cottages, historic homes and classic country pubs. Whatever your taste and budget, the Lismore region has accommodation to suit your needs. For more information visit Lismore Tourism - Accommodation, contact the friendly staff at the Lismore Visitor Centre on 1300 369 795 or email

Getting to Lismore:

By Car

Lismore is located on the Bruxner Highway, which joins the far northern New South Wales countryside to the coast. The main coastal road is the Pacific Highway, and the turn off routes to Lismore are clearly signposted.

Lismore is 1 ½ hours drive from the Gold Coast, 2 ½ hours from Brisbane, and 9 hours drive from Sydney.

Driving Directions

Use Lismore City Council's online travel planner for the latest and easiest way to plan your trip. Type in the location you are travelling from and the location you want to travel to. The planner will design the best driving route and map the journey for you.

By Plane

Lismore airport is located just 5 minutes drive to the CBD with taxi, limousine and hire car options available. Lismore is serviced by Regional Express Airlines offering passengers up to four return services every day.

In addition both Jetstar and Virgin Blue fly regularly to Ballina/Byron Airport which is only 25 minutes east of Lismore, and the Gold Coast Airport which is 1 ½ hour north of Lismore.

By Coach

Several coach operators provide services to Lismore from major centres throughout Australia. For details, visit Premier Motor Service, and Greyhound/McCafferty's

By Rail

NSW TrainLink services are available from Sydney to Casino, with pick ups at regional towns along the way. A CountryLink bus takes travellers from Casino to Lismore. Phone 13 22 32 or visit