There are 6 ways to get from Canberra to Geelong by plane, shuttle, 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.

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Fly to Melbourne, shuttle  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Melbourne (MEL) CBR - MEL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Geelong Station

$88 - $277

Cheapest option

Bus, train via Albury  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Albury
  2. Take the train from Albury to Southern Cross
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Geelong

$47 - $67

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Fly to Avalon  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Avalon (AVV) CBR - AVV

$94 - $373

Bus Greyhound Australia, train  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Melbourne Gx233
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Geelong Geelong - Melbourne / ...

$58 - $99

Bus, train XPT  •  10 h 32 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 Southern Cross 621 / ...
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Geelong

$51 - $156

Drive  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Geelong 452.4 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The distance between Canberra and Geelong is 531 km. The road distance is 723.8 km.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Geelong without a car is to bus and train which takes 9 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Canberra to Geelong, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Canberra Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canberra to Geelong is 724 km. It takes approximately 7 h 32 min to drive from Canberra to Geelong.

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Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Canberra Airport to Melbourne Airport.

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There are 153+ hotels available in Geelong. Prices start at $81 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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Map of how to get from Canberra to Geelong.
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  • Distance: 331.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

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

Qantas, Jetstar and two other airlines fly from Canberra to Geelong hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Canberra to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Canberra to Avalon via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Canberra to Avalon via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Canberra to Avalon via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $360
Flights from Canberra to Avalon via Sydney, Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $360
Flights from Canberra to Avalon via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Canberra to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
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 Southern Cross to Geelong
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Albury to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Yass Junction to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
First
$60 - $80
Sleeper
$120 - $140
Bus operators
Gull
Phone
+61 3 5222 4966
Email
enquiries@gull.com.au
Website
gull.com.au
Shuttle from Melbourne Airport to Geelong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
gull.com.au
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 Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $95
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
$22 - $35
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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