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

Fly to Melbourne, bus  •  4 h 29 min

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

$87 - $276

Cheapest option

Bus, train via Albury  •  10 h 32 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

$48 - $69

4 alternative options

Fly to Avalon, train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Avalon (AVV) CBR - AVV
  2. Take the train from Wyndham Vale to Geelong

$109 - $384

Bus Greyhound Australia, train  •  9 h 17 min

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

$60 - $103

Bus, train XPT  •  10 h 33 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

$56 - $166

Drive  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Geelong 452.4 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Geelong is to bus and train which costs $65 - $95 and takes 10 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Geelong is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $380 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Canberra to Geelong, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Canberra to Geelong. However, you can take the line 11 bus to Canberra Airport, take the walk to Canberra airport, fly to Melbourne, take the walk to Melbourne Airport, then take the bus to Geelong. Alternatively, you can take the line 11 bus to Canberra Airport, take the walk to Canberra airport, fly to Avalon, take the walk to Avalon Airport, take the bus to Werribee RSL/Synnot St, take the walk to Werribee Station/Manly St, take the line 190 bus to Wyndham Vale Station/Armstrong Rd, take the walk to Wyndham Vale, then take the train to Geelong.

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 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Canberra to Avalon via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday 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 17 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
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 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 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Canberra to Avalon via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $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 Wyndham Vale to Geelong
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.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
$20 - $29
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
$45 - $150
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $60
First
$60 - $85
Sleeper
$130 - $150
Bus operators
Gull
Phone
+61 3 5222 4966
Email
enquiries@gull.com.au
Website
gull.com.au
Bus from Melbourne Airport to Geelong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
gull.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
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
$23 - $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 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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