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

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  •  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, Union St 791

$27 - $38

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Goulburn Station 634 / ...
  2. Take the train from Goulburn to Cootamundra 623 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop, Union St 791

$43 - $144

Drive  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Forbes 181.7 miles

$25 - $40

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.

Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Canberra Station to Goulburn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$10 - $15
1st Class
$14 - $21
Train from Goulburn Station to Cootamundra Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $40
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Goulburn to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $110
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$23 - $30
First
$30 - $45
Sleeper
$95 - $110
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
$14 - $20
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop, Union St
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Canberra and Forbes is 235 km. The road distance is 291 km.

The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Forbes is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Canberra to Forbes is to drive which takes 3 h 35 min and costs $30 - $50.

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, Union St via Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 54 min.

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