There are 5 ways to get from Adelaide to Canberra by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 6 min

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

$142 - $322

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Bus V-Line  •  19 h 20 min

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

$84 - $121

3 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 Gx322 / ...

$93 - $145

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

$108 - $267

Drive  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Canberra 714.5 miles

$100 - $150

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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 costs $190 - $450 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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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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The distance between Adelaide and Canberra is 958 km. The road distance is 1143.2 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Canberra without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 20 min and costs $110 - $170.

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

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Adelaide to Canberra bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from 85 Franklin St station.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Canberra is to fly which takes 4 h 6 min and costs $190 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 19 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Adelaide Airport to Canberra Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Adelaide to Canberra bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave station.

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Canberra is 30 min ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 10:12 PM in Adelaide and 10:42 PM in Canberra.

Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Canberra is 1143 km. It takes approximately 12 h 44 min to drive from Adelaide to Canberra.

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  • Distance: 598.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

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

Qantas and Virgin Australia 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 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 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 33 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 - $110
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$58
Rail Saver
$87 - $92
Red Service
$100 - $110
Red Premium
$135 - $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 - $80
Sleeper
$120 - $150
Bus operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
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
$22 - $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

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
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
$5 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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