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

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Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 781
  2. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Bathurst Station, Coach Bay 793

$35 - $49

6 alternative options

Bus Murrays Coaches, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Bathurst Station 427 / ...

$44 - $79

Bus Greyhound Australia, train  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney Central Station Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the train from Westmead Station to Bathurst Station Blue Mountains Line

$46 - $80

Train  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Central Station 634 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Bathurst Station 427 / ...

$52 - $78

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Bathurst 176 miles

$25 - $40

Fly from Canberra, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Sydney (SYD) CBR - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Bathurst Station

$124 - $262

Bus, fly to Bathurst  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney International Airport
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Bathurst (BHS) SYD - BHS

$126 - $349

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Bathurst is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Bathurst is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canberra to Bathurst station. However, there are services departing from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row and arriving at Bathurst Station, Coach Bay via Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canberra station to Bathurst station. However, there are services departing from Canberra Station and arriving at Bathurst Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 47 min.

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The distance between Canberra and Bathurst is 212 km. The road distance is 281.5 km.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Bathurst without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $45 - $70.

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to get from Canberra to Bathurst, including transfers.

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Canberra to Bathurst bus services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row station.

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Canberra to Bathurst train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Canberra Station.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Bathurst is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $45 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $110 and takes 8 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Canberra to Bathurst.
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  • Distance: 132.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

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

You can take a bus from Canberra to Bathurst via Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay in around 7 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Canberra to Bathurst via Central Station in around 8 h 47 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Bathurst
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Bathurst Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $45
Train from Westmead Station to Bathurst Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$20 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Canberra Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Bathurst Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney Central Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50
Bus from Canberra to Sydney International Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45

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