There are 6 ways to get from Adelaide to Canberra by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Canberra (CBR) ADL - CBR

$142 - $322

Cheapest option

Bus V-Line  •  19 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury Adelaide - Sydney Via Albury
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave Melbourne - Canberra Via Albury

$87 - $122

4 alternative options

Bus Firefly Express  •  20 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Melbourne Fe71
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra

$99 - $151

Train, bus  •  20 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Adelaide to Southern Cross
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Yass Junction 622 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Yass Junction, Coach Bay to Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row 782

$110 - $270

Train  •  33 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney Indian Pacific
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Canberra Station 633 / ...

$327 - $728

Drive  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Canberra 714.5 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Canberra is to bus which costs $110 - $170 and takes 19 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Canberra is to fly which takes 4 h 6 min and costs $190 - $440.

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The distance between Adelaide and Canberra is 958 km. The road distance is 1143 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Adelaide to Canberra, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Canberra. However, there are services departing from 85 Franklin St and arriving at Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave via Albury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 20 min.

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What companies run services between Adelaide, SA, Australia and Canberra, ACT, Australia?

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Adelaide to Canberra hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Canberra via Albury in around 19 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Adelaide to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$59
Rail Saver
$89 - $94
Red Service
$100 - $115
Red Premium
$140 - $150
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Yass Junction
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $60
First
$60 - $85
Sleeper
$130 - $150
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
Ave. Duration
27 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$298
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $850
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Canberra Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Bus operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Yass Junction, Coach Bay to Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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