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Solar Train-Timetable Sep2023

The Byron World First Solar Train is open to all, warmly welcoming the local community and travellers to ride.

A return service is provided 364 days a year, excluding Christmas Day, on the immaculately restored 1949 era two carriage heritage train. All thanks to a 4.6 billion year old power source. The three kilometre coastal track links the Byron Town Centre with the burgeoning North Beach precinct and Byron Arts Estate. The journey takes ten minutes one way or 25 return from North Beach Station.

Relax on vintage lounge seats in the first class carriage or chat to fellow passengers in coach class as you pass through littoral rainforest, endangered coastal wetlands and over the stunning tea tree Belongil Creek, part of Cape Byron Marine Park.

The train has capacity for 92 seated passengers, additional standing passengers and luggage room for bikes, prams and surfboards, carried free of charge. This is net carbon positive travel, Byron style.


North Beach Station

Home to the Byron Solar Train, North Beach Station is on Bayshore Drive. There is plenty of free parking, a disabled access toilet, shelter, seating and bicycle racks.

Within easy walking distance is the North Byron Hotel, Elements of Byron Resort, Habitat, Sunrise Beach and a range of shopping experiences from the quirky to transcendent. You can also venture further into the Arts Estate, which is home to Stone & Wood Brewery (13 minutes walk).


Byron Beach Station

The Byron Beach Platform is at the Shirley Street level crossing in Byron Bay township between the First Sun Caravan Park and Simmos Ampol Service Station. Here there is seating, shelter, bicycle racks and plenty of paid parking. From here you can walk anywhere in the town centre, Main Beach, Belongil Beach and further beaches for the more adventurous.

Byron Bay township is one of Australia’s best loved dining and shopping destinations. Home to cafes, pubs and fine-dining fare, most self respecting foodies make a pilgrimage here at least once. This is a lively town that calls you to engage, experience and celebrate.


Adult $5 one way, $10 return
Child 6 – 13 years $3 one way, $6 return
Child 0 – 5 years free

Adult 10 trip saver $40

Ride in Style” package $30
(Return adult train ticket and lunch the North Byron Hotel)

Local memberships

Our Members receive unlimited travel and are very special to us.

$375 inc GST 12 months
$260 inc GST 6 months

Child 6 – 13 years
$200 inc GST 12 months
$150 inc GST 6 months

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The Byron Solar Train reserves the right to suspend services for maintenance or other relevant purposes.


Staff are able to assist passengers with special needs. Ramps are available at both stations and there is an accessible toilet at North Beach Station.

Byron Bay Railroad Company operates a two-car heritage 660 series rail motor. The threshold width on the passenger doorways is 660mm. This is wide enough to fit most non-motorised wheelchairs, however some motorised wheelchairs will not fit through these doors. The narrow width between the train seats is a further restriction however passengers in wheelchairs are able to ride in the entrance vestibule.

We are a Companion Card Affiliate.


Pets are not permitted to travel on the Byron Solar Train. Guide dogs are, however, very welcome.


General enquiries: 0493 249 117 or

Group bookings:

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