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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

$25 - $36

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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, Bay 1 to Forbes Coach Stop

$85 - $479

Bus to Sydney, fly to Parkes  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney Airport T1
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Parkes (PKE) SYD - PKE

$189 - $373

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Forbes is to bus which costs $35 - $55 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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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 distance between Canberra and Forbes is 235 km. The road distance is 290.7 km.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Forbes without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 54 min and costs $35 - $55.

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

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

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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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Canberra to Forbes bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Forbes Coach Stop station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canberra to Forbes is 291 km. It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to drive 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
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney Airport T1
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Murrays Coaches

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FlyPelican offers flights from Canberra Airport to Dubbo Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Forbes. Prices start at $76 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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