There are 4 ways to get from Canberra to Forbes by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 54 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 Forbes Coach Stop 791

$27 - $37

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Forbes 181.7 miles

$25 - $40

Fly Canberra to Dubbo, bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Dubbo (DBO) CBR - DBO
  2. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop

$87 - $480

Bus to Sydney, fly to Parkes  •  6 h 36 min

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

$180 - $377

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Forbes is to bus which costs $35 - $50 and takes 5 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Forbes is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Canberra and Forbes is 235 km. The road distance is 290.7 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Canberra to Forbes, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canberra to Forbes. However, there are services departing from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row and arriving at Forbes Coach Stop via Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 54 min.

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The quickest flight from Canberra Airport to Dubbo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Map of how to get from Canberra to Forbes.
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  • Distance: 146.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 54 min

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

You can take a bus from Canberra to Forbes via Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay in around 5 h 54 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Parkes
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $310
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Canberra to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
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 Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
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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