There are 5 ways to get from Bendigo to Canberra by train, plane, bus 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

Train, fly  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Bendigo to Southern Cross
  2. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR) MEL - CBR

$84 - $287

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Benalla
  2. Take the bus from Benalla to Albury
  3. Take the bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave

$41 - $62

3 alternative options

Train, bus Greyhound Australia  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Bendigo to Southern Cross Melbourne - Bendigo Via Sunbury / ...
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra Gx322 / ...

$61 - $109

Train XPT, bus  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Bendigo 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

$56 - $162

Drive  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Bendigo to Canberra 401.8 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bendigo station to Canberra. However, there are services departing from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl and arriving at Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave via Benalla and Albury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 15 min.

More details

The distance between Bendigo and Canberra is 466 km. The road distance is 642.9 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Bendigo to Canberra without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 15 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Bendigo to Canberra, including transfers.

More details

Bendigo to Canberra bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Bendigo Station/Railway Pl.

More details

The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Canberra Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

Search flights

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Bendigo to Canberra is 643 km. It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to drive from Bendigo to Canberra.

Get driving directions

Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Canberra Airport.

Search flights

There are 149+ hotels available in Canberra. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Bendigo to Canberra.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 291.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

What companies run services between Bendigo, VIC, Australia and Canberra, ACT, Australia?

You can take a bus from Bendigo to Canberra via Benalla and Albury in around 10 h 15 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Train 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
Train from Bendigo to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Yass Junction
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
First
$60 - $80
Sleeper
$120 - $140
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 Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Benalla
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Benalla to Albury
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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
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
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
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 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

Want to know more about travelling around Australia

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.