There are 6 ways to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) 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  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Melbourne (MEL) CBR - MEL

$60 - $260

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Australia, train  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Albury station
  2. Take the train from Albury to Broadmeadows Albury - Melbourne Via Seymour / ...

$53 - $179

4 alternative options

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Melbourne

$71 - $111

Bus, train XPT  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Yass Junction, Coach Bay 781
  2. Take the train from Yass Junction to Broadmeadows 623 / ...

$55 - $162

Bus V-Line  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Albury Melbourne - Canberra Via Albury
  2. Take the bus from Albury station to Campbellfield Fe21

$67 - $86

Drive  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) 405.1 miles

$55 - $85

What companies run services between Canberra Airport (CBR), Australia and Melbourne Airport (MEL), Australia?

Qantas, Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia fly from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $100 and the journey takes 8 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Train operators
V-Line
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Albury to Broadmeadows
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $120
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$27 - $40
First
$35 - $50
Sleeper
$100 - $120
Train from Yass Junction to Broadmeadows
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $60
First
$60 - $85
Sleeper
$130 - $150
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Melbourne
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
Bus from Canberra to Albury station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$29 - $45
Flexifare
$40 - $55
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Yass Junction, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Albury
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Albury station to Campbellfield
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Canberra Airport (CBR) and Melbourne Airport (MEL) is 469 km. The road distance is 648 km.

The cheapest way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 6 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is to fly which takes 1 h 10 min and costs $80 - $340.

No, there is no direct bus from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL). However, there are services departing from Canberra Airport and arriving at Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr via Canberra and Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to fly from Canberra (CBR) to Melbourne (MEL), including transfers and time at the airport.