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There are 6 ways to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  1 h 10 min

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

$60 - $260

Cheapest option

Bus Firefly Express  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Tourist Information Centre/249 Sheridan St Melbourne - Canberra Via Albury
  2. Take the bus from Gundagai to Melbourne Fe21

$45 - $64

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Melbourne Gx233

$50 - $95

Bus Greyhound Australia, train  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Albury station Gx233
  2. Take the train from Albury to Broadmeadows Melbourne - Albury Via Seymour / ...

$50 - $179

Bus, train XPT  •  11 h 4 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 621 / ...

$49 - $151

Drive  •  6 h 42 min

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

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is to bus which costs $60 - $95 and takes 11 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is to fly which costs $85 - $360 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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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 10 h 11 min.

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The distance between Canberra Airport (CBR) and Melbourne Airport (MEL) is 469 km. The road distance is 648.2 km.

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The best way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 11 min and costs $70 - $130.

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

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Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Canberra station.

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The best way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is to fly which takes 1 h 10 min and costs $85 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $130 and takes 10 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from Canberra Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Melbourne station.

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Map of how to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL).
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  • Distance: 292.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

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

Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $95 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 18 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

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 Albury to Broadmeadows
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Albury to Broadmeadows
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $110
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$26 - $35
First
$35 - $50
Sleeper
$95 - $110
Train from Yass Junction to Broadmeadows
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $55
First
$60 - $80
Sleeper
$120 - $140
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 to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Bus from Canberra to Albury station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$27 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $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
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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 Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Tourist Information Centre/249 Sheridan St
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Gundagai to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is 648 km. It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to drive from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Melbourne Airport (MEL).

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

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