There are 5 ways to get from Canberra to Lithgow by bus, train, car or plane

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, train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney Gx287
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Lithgow Station Blue Mountains Line / ...

$37 - $68

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 17 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 Macquarie St At Kendal St 793
  3. Take the bus from Macquarie St At Kendal St to Lithgow Station, Railway Pde 550

$37 - $52

3 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Central Station 634 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Lithgow Station Blue Mountains Line / ...

$46 - $66

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Lithgow 189.5 miles

$27 - $40

Fly, train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Sydney (SYD) CBR - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Lithgow Station

$117 - $249

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Lithgow is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Lithgow is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The distance between Canberra and Lithgow is 221 km. The road distance is 303.3 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to get from Canberra to Lithgow, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canberra to Lithgow station. However, there are services departing from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row and arriving at Lithgow Station, Railway Pde via Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay and Macquarie St At Kendal St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canberra station to Lithgow station. However, there are services departing from Canberra Station and arriving at Lithgow Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 1 min.

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

You can take a train from Canberra to Lithgow via Central Station in around 8 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canberra to Lithgow via Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay and Macquarie St At Kendal St in around 9 h 17 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Lithgow Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $30
Train from Canberra Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney Central Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50
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 Macquarie St At Kendal St
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Macquarie St At Kendal St to Lithgow Station, Railway Pde
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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