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There are 8 ways to get from Canberra to Nelson Bay 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.

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Fly to Newcastle  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Newcastle (NTL) CBR - NTL

$142 - $182

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Bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Donald St Before Stockton St 100

$38 - $51

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Fly to Taree, bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Taree (TRO) CBR - TRO
  2. Take the bus from Taree to Karuah

$198 - $587

Fly to Sydney, train, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Sydney (SYD) CBR - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
  3. Take the bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Donald St Before Stockton St

$119 - $253

Bus Murrays Coaches, train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
  3. Take the bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Donald St Before Stockton St 130 / ...

$50 - $69

Bus Greyhound Australia, train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney Central Station
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
  3. Take the bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Donald St Before Stockton St 130 / ...

$40 - $70

Train, bus  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Central Station 634 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
  3. Take the bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Donald St Before Stockton St 130 / ...

$46 - $68

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Nelson Bay 293.2 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Nelson Bay is to bus which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Nelson Bay is to fly which costs $200 - $260 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canberra to Nelson Bay. However, there are services departing from Canberra and arriving at Donald St Before Stockton St via Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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The distance between Canberra and Nelson Bay is 398 km. The road distance is 469.1 km.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Nelson Bay without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 5 min and costs $50 - $75.

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Canberra to Nelson Bay, including transfers.

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Canberra to Nelson Bay bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, depart from Canberra station.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Nelson Bay is to fly which takes 4 h 14 min and costs $200 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 5 min.

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

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Canberra to Nelson Bay bus services, operated by Port Stephens Coaches, arrive at Donald St Before Stockton St station.

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Map of how to get from Canberra to Nelson Bay.
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  • Distance: 248.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

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

FlyPelican flies from Canberra to Nelson Bay 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canberra to Nelson Bay via Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 in around 8 h 5 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
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Canberra to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Canberra to Newcastle via Dubbo
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Flights from Canberra to Taree via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Canberra to Taree via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Canberra to Taree via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
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 Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
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
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 Taree to Karuah
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$16 - $23
Bus from Canberra to Sydney Central Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Taree to Karuah
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Port Stephens Coaches
Phone
(02) 4982 2940
Website
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Donald St Before Stockton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Donald St Before Stockton St
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
pscoaches.com.au
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 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
Murrays Coaches

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Yes, the driving distance between Canberra to Nelson Bay is 469 km. It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to drive from Canberra to Nelson Bay.

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FlyPelican offers flights from Canberra Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 1000+ hotels available in Nelson Bay. 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 15 min and costs .

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