There are 5 ways to get from Canberra to Melbourne 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  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Melbourne (MEL) CBR - MEL

$77 - $266

Cheapest option

Bus V-Line, train  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Albury Melbourne - Canberra Via Albury
  2. Take the train from Albury to Southern Cross Albury - Melbourne Via Seymour

$43 - $61

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Melbourne

$55 - $95

Bus, train XPT  •  9 h 16 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 / ...

$51 - $158

Drive  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Melbourne 405.3 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Melbourne is to bus and train which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Melbourne is to fly which costs $100 - $360 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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The distance between Canberra and Melbourne is 466 km. The road distance is 648.5 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from Canberra to Melbourne, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Canberra and arriving at Melbourne. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Tigerair Australia fly from Canberra to Melbourne hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Canberra to Melbourne twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $95 and the journey takes 8 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
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
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
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
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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