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There are 5 ways to get from Canberra to Bright by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Albury station
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Ford St/Camp St 7
  3. Take the bus from Ford St/Camp St to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St

$26 - $60

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Bus, train via Wodonga  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Wodonga
  2. Take the train from Wodonga to Wangaratta
  3. Take the bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St

$33 - $46

Bus, train XPT  •  9 h 11 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 Wangaratta 621 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St

$42 - $137

Drive  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Bright 275.2 miles

$35 - $60

Fly, bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Albury (ABX) CBR - ABX
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Ford St/Camp St
  3. Take the bus from Ford St/Camp St to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St

$183 - $546

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Bright is to bus which costs $35 - $85 and takes 8 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Bright is to drive which costs $55 - $80 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canberra to Bright. However, there are services departing from Canberra and arriving at Alpine Hotel/Anderson St via Albury and Ford St/Camp St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 22 min.

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The distance between Canberra and Bright is 253 km. The road distance is 440.4 km.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Bright without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 22 min and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 8 h 22 min to get from Canberra to Bright, including transfers.

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Canberra to Bright bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Canberra station.

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There is no direct flight from Canberra Airport to Albury Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Canberra to Bright bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Alpine Hotel/Anderson St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canberra to Bright is 440 km. It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to drive from Canberra to Bright.

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Map of how to get from Canberra to Bright.
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  • Distance: 157.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 22 min

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

You can take a bus from Canberra to Bright via Albury station, Albury, and Ford St/Camp St in around 8 h 22 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Albury via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Canberra to Albury via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Albury via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
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 Wodonga to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Yass Junction to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$30 - $45
First
$40 - $60
Sleeper
$100 - $120
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 Albury station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $55
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$27 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $55
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 Albury
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ford St/Camp St to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Wodonga
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Regional Transit
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Albury to Ford St/Camp St
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Canberra Airport to Albury Airport.

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There are 326+ hotels available in Bright. Prices start at $90 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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