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There are 6 ways to get from Adelaide to Cooma 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, bus  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Canberra (CBR) ADL - CBR
  2. Take the bus from Canberra Airport to Cooma

$151 - $345

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Bus  •  21h 55m

  1. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Wodonga
  2. Take the bus from Wodonga to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
  3. Take the bus from Canberra to Cooma

$89 - $162

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Train, bus via Bairnsdale  •  21h 28m

  1. Take the train from Adelaide to Southern Cross
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Bairnsdale
  3. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to Centennial Park/Bombala St

$95 - $165

Train, bus  •  25h 7m

  1. Take the train from Adelaide to Southern Cross
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Goulburn 622 / ...
  3. Take the train from Goulburn Station to Canberra Station 631 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Canberra Station, Coach Stop to Cooma Coach Stop, Bombala St 771 / ...

$117 - $282

Train Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, bus  •  31h 25m

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney Indian Pacific
  2. Take the bus from Central Station to Cooma Gx200

$313 - $711

Drive  •  14h 2m

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Cooma 786.7 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Cooma is to bus which costs $120 - $230 and takes 21h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Cooma is to fly and bus which costs $210 - $490 and takes 5h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Cooma. However, there are services departing from 85 Franklin St and arriving at Cooma via Wodonga and Canberra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 55m.

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The distance between Adelaide and Cooma is 963 km. The road distance is 1258.7 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Cooma without a car is to train and bus which takes 21h 28m and costs $130 - $240.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Adelaide to Cooma, including transfers.

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

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

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Adelaide to Cooma bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Cooma station.

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Cooma is 30m ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 2:45 AM in Adelaide and 3:15 AM in Cooma.

Map of how to get from Adelaide to Cooma.
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  • Distance: 601.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 9m

What companies run services between Adelaide, SA, Australia and Cooma, NSW, Australia?

You can take a bus from Adelaide to Cooma via Wodonga, Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave, and Canberra in around 21h 55m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
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
10h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
Public Transport Victoria
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$84 - $90
Red Service
$95 - $110
Red Premium
$130 - $145
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
Train from Southern Cross to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Goulburn
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Book at
transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $65
First
$65 - $90
Sleeper
$130 - $150
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Goulburn Station to Canberra Station
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $19
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
24h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$280 - $650
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$284
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Bus operators
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 Canberra Airport to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $23
Bus from Canberra to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
Bus from Central Station to Cooma
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $50
Flexifare
$40 - $60
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 Bairnsdale to Centennial Park/Bombala St
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Wodonga
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Wodonga to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Centennial Park/Bombala St
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Canberra to Centennial Park/Bombala St
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Book at
Murrays Coaches
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Canberra Station, Coach Stop to Cooma Coach Stop, Bombala St
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
Transport NSW

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Cooma is 1259 km. It takes approximately 14h 2m to drive from Adelaide to Cooma.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Adelaide Airport to Canberra Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Cooma. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Adelaide Airport is to bus which takes 18m and costs $4.

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