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

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Bus, train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Lithgow Station Blue Mountains Line / ...

$37 - $65

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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

$35 - $51

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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 / ...

$43 - $63

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Lithgow 189.5 miles

$27 - $40

Fly, train  •  6 h 8 min

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

$116 - $248

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

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The best way to get from Canberra to Lithgow without a car is to bus and train which takes 7 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Canberra to Lithgow, including transfers.

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

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Canberra to Lithgow train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Canberra Station.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Lithgow is to train which takes 8 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Canberra Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Canberra to Lithgow bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Lithgow Station, Railway Pde.

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Map of how to get from Canberra to Lithgow.
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  • Distance: 138.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 16 min

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
$14 - $21
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$14 - $21
1st Class
$19 - $29
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
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Murrays Coaches
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
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
$9 - $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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Canberra to Lithgow train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Lithgow Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canberra to Lithgow is 303 km. It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to drive from Canberra to Lithgow.

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Qatar Airways, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Canberra Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 82+ hotels available in Lithgow. Prices start at $78 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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