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

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Fly, bus  •  5 h 9 min

  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  •  21 h 45 min

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

$94 - $165

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Train, bus via Bairnsdale  •  21 h 28 min

  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

$97 - $167

Train, bus  •  25 h 5 min

  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 635 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Canberra Station, Coach Bay to Cooma Coach Stop, Bombala St 771 / ...

$125 - $284

Train Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, bus  •  34 h 25 min

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

$319 - $729

Drive  •  14 h 2 min

  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 $130 - $230 and takes 21 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Cooma is to fly and bus which costs $200 - $480 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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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 Albury and Canberra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 45 min.

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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 21 h 28 min and costs $130 - $240.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min 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 1 h 35 min.

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

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Cooma is 30 min ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 9:21 PM in Adelaide and 9:51 PM in Cooma.

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

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

You can take a bus from Adelaide to Cooma via Albury, Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave, and Canberra in around 21 h 45 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
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
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$58
Rail Saver
$86 - $92
Red Service
$100 - $110
Red Premium
$135 - $150
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
3 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Goulburn
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$50 - $65
First
$65 - $90
Sleeper
$130 - $150
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Goulburn Station to Canberra Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
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
$280 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$290
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$490 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$16 - $23
Bus from Canberra to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
Bus from Central Station to Cooma
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $50
Flexifare
$40 - $65
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
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
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
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Canberra Station, Coach Bay to Cooma Coach Stop, Bombala St
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Cooma is 1259 km. It takes approximately 14 h 2 min 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 17+ hotels available in Cooma. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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

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