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There are 7 ways to get from Canberra to Armidale by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Canberra to Armidale  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Armidale (ARM) CBR - ARM

$186 - $636

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Train  •  14 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Central Station 634 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Armidale Station 223

$80 - $125

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Bus to Sydney, fly to Armidale  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney Airport T1
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Armidale (ARM) SYD - ARM

$147 - $339

Fly Canberra to Tamworth, bus  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Tamworth (TMW) CBR - TMW
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth to Armidale

$219 - $252

Bus, train  •  13 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Armidale Station 223

$84 - $126

Bus  •  15 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Urunga
  3. Take the bus from Urunga to Armidale

$108 - $173

Drive  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Armidale 485.7 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Armidale is to drive which costs $95 - $150 and takes 8 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Armidale is to fly which costs $260 - $900 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canberra to Armidale. However, there are services departing from Canberra and arriving at Armidale via Sydney and Urunga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 45 min.

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The distance between Canberra and Armidale is 582 km. The road distance is 777.1 km.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Armidale without a car is to bus and train which takes 13 h 39 min and costs $110 - $180.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Canberra to Armidale, including transfers.

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Canberra to Armidale bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, depart from Canberra station.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Armidale is to fly which takes 4 h 27 min and costs $260 - $900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $180 and takes 14 h 23 min, you could also bus, which costs $150 - $250 and takes 15 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Canberra Airport to Armidale Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Canberra to Armidale bus services, operated by New England Coaches, arrive at Armidale station.

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Map of how to get from Canberra to Armidale.
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  • Distance: 363.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

What companies run services between Canberra, ACT, Australia and Armidale, NSW, Australia?

Qantas, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Canberra to Armidale hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Canberra to Armidale via Central Station, Armidale Station, and Armidale Station, Coach Bay in around 14 h 23 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Armidale via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Canberra to Armidale via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Canberra to Armidale via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Canberra to Tamworth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $350
Flights from Canberra to Tamworth via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $350
Flights from Canberra to Tamworth via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $350
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Tamworth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Flights from Canberra to Tamworth via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Armidale Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$50 - $80
1st Class
$70 - $110
Train from Canberra Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney Airport T1
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Murrays Coaches
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Murrays Coaches
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
New England Coaches
Website
newenglandcoaches.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
newenglandcoaches.com.au
Bus from Urunga to Armidale
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
newenglandcoaches.com.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 Sydney to Urunga
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $60
Flexifare
$50 - $75

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Yes, the driving distance between Canberra to Armidale is 777 km. It takes approximately 8 h 52 min to drive from Canberra to Armidale.

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Qantas offers flights from Canberra Airport to Armidale Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Armidale. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Canberra Airport is to line 11 bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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