Originally the only transport link to Murwillumbah was via the Tweed River. Many ocean-going vessels plied their trade along the historic river. Huge docking facilities were situated on the river bank in front of where the Tweed Shire Council’s administrative offices are now situated.
The road which now runs along the river and into Main Street (Murwillumbah Street) is appropriately called Wharf Street.
In 1894 the rail came to Murwillumbah and shaped the town’s future. Sadly, in May 2004 the rail service was terminated. Community groups are now trying to have it reinstated. Countrylink provides a bus service from Murwillumbah to Casino to connect with the rail link to Sydney.
Today, Murwillumbah has a total of 20 bus and coach services, 12 school-bus services, a taxi operator with six cabs and a wheelchair-access cab and one hire-car company.
For the needy there are two community services providing excellent transport care to health services both within and out of the area.
The Bob Whittle Murwillumbah Airfield adjacent to the town’s industrial estate is popular with light and classic plane enthusiasts and the Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta is less than a half-hour away.