There are 8 ways to get from Canberra to Forster by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St 100
  3. Take the bus from Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St to Forster Coach Stop, Little St 150 / ...

$38 - $69

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Bus, train  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Broadmeadow Station 31 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St 150 / ...

$51 - $87

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney Central Station Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Nabiac

$56 - $95

Train  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Central Station 634 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Taree Station 31 / ...

$65 - $98

Train, bus  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Central Station 634 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Broadmeadow Station 31 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St 150 / ...

$61 - $92

Drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Forster 354.6 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to Taree  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Taree (TRO) CBR - TRO

$71 - $416

Fly to Newcastle, bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Newcastle (NTL) CBR - NTL
  2. Take the bus from Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St to Forster Coach Stop, Little St

$154 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Forster is to bus which costs $50 - $95 and takes 10 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Forster is to fly which costs $95 - $600 and takes 5 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canberra to Forster. However, there are services departing from Canberra and arriving at Forster Coach Stop, Little St via Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 and Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 30 min.

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The distance between Canberra and Forster is 466 km. The road distance is 567.3 km.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Forster without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 30 min and costs $50 - $95.

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It takes approximately 10 h 30 min to get from Canberra to Forster, including transfers.

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Canberra to Forster bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, depart from Canberra station.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Forster is to bus which takes 10 h 30 min and costs $50 - $95. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $140 and takes 12 h 21 min, you could also fly, which costs $95 - $600 and takes 5 h 47 min.

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There is no direct flight from Canberra Airport to Taree Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Canberra to Forster bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Forster Coach Stop, Little St station.

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Map of how to get from Canberra to Forster.
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  • Distance: 291.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 30 min

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

You can take a bus from Canberra to Forster via Sydney, Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7, and Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St in around 10 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Canberra to Forster via Central Station, Taree Station, and Taree Station, Coach Bay in around 12 h 21 min.

Airlines
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Canberra to Taree via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Canberra to Taree via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Canberra to Taree via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Canberra to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Canberra to Newcastle via Dubbo
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Broadmeadow Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Canberra Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Train from Central Station to Taree Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $55
1st Class
$45 - $75
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Port Stephens Coaches
Website
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
pscoaches.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St to Forster Coach Stop, Little St
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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 Sydney Central Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Nabiac
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Canberra to Forster is 567 km. It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to drive from Canberra to Forster.

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Virgin Australia, Qantas and FlyPelican offer flights from Canberra Airport to Taree Airport.

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There are 128+ hotels available in Forster. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Canberra Airport is to line 11 bus which takes 14 min and costs .

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