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There are 3 ways to get from Canberra to Perth by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Perth (PER) CBR - PER

$220 - $557

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  39 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Albury station
  2. Take the bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
  3. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Perth

$505 - $1,139

Drive  •  40 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Perth 2315.7 miles

$330 - $480

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Perth is to fly which costs $310 - $800 and takes 6 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Perth is to fly which costs $310 - $800 and takes 6 h 34 min.

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The distance between Canberra and Perth is 3088 km. The road distance is 3705.1 km.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Perth without a car is to bus and train which takes 39 h 42 min and costs $700 - $1,600.

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It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to get from Canberra to Perth, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Canberra Airport to Perth Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 35 min.

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Perth is 2 h behind Canberra. It is currently 7:07 PM in Canberra and 4:07 PM in Perth.

Yes, the driving distance between Canberra to Perth is 3705 km. It takes approximately 40 h 52 min to drive from Canberra to Perth.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Canberra Airport to Perth Airport.

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There are 878+ hotels available in Perth. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Canberra to Perth.
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  • Distance: 1930.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 34 min

What companies run services between Canberra, ACT, Australia and Perth, WA, Australia?

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Tigerair Australia fly from Canberra to Perth hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Perth
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Canberra to Perth via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Canberra to Perth via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Canberra to Perth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Perth via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Perth
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$425
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $950
Low Gold Single Cabin
$750 - $1,000
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$900 - $1,200
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 Canberra to Albury station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$27 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $55
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
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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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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