There are 3 ways to get from Canberra to Bairnsdale by bus, car, plane or train

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

Bus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Bailey St/Princes Hwy Melbourne - Canberra Via Bairnsdale / ...

$30 - $45

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Bairnsdale 283 miles

$40 - $60

Fly, train  •  7 h 38 min

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

$96 - $293

Questions & Answers

The distance between Canberra and Bairnsdale is 313 km. The road distance is 453 km.

The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Bairnsdale is to bus which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7 h 23 min.

The quickest way to get from Canberra to Bairnsdale is to drive which takes 5 h 35 min and costs $50 - $80.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave and arriving at Bailey St/Princes Hwy. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 23 min.

The bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Bailey St/Princes Hwy takes 7 h 23 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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

V-Line operates a bus from Canberra to Bairnsdale twice a week. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 23 min.

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 11 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
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Bailey St/Princes Hwy
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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