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There are 6 ways to get from Canberra to Phillip Island by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  13 h 39 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 / ...
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Frankston

$189 - $321

Cheapest option

Bus via Traralgon Station/Princes St  •  14 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Traralgon Canberra - Melbourne Via Bairnsdale / ...
  2. Take the bus from Traralgon Station/Princes St to Bus Interchange/Biggs Dr Wonthaggi - Traralgon Via Inverloch, Leongatha & Mirboo Nth

$41 - $57

4 alternative options

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  13 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Melbourne Gx233
  2. Take the bus from Dandenong to Thompson Ave/Chapel St Cowes or Inverloch - Melbourne Via Koo Wee Rup & Dandenong

$64 - $107

Train  •  15 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Goulburn Station 636 / ...
  2. Take the train from Goulburn to Southern Cross 621 / ...
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Frankston

$198 - $337

Drive  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Phillip Island 490 miles

$70 - $110

Fly, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Melbourne (MEL) CBR - MEL
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Frankston

$206 - $425

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Phillip Island is to bus which costs $55 - $80 and takes 14 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Phillip Island is to fly and train which costs $280 - $600 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canberra to Phillip Island station. However, there are services departing from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave and arriving at Electricity Substation/Gap Rd via Traralgon Station/Princes St and Bus Interchange/Biggs Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 6 min.

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The distance between Canberra and Phillip Island is 497 km. The road distance is 784.1 km.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Phillip Island without a car is to bus and train which takes 13 h 39 min and costs $260 - $460.

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It takes approximately 13 h 39 min to get from Canberra to Phillip Island, including transfers.

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Canberra to Phillip Island bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave station.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Phillip Island is to bus which takes 13 h 11 min and costs $90 - $150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $270 - $480 and takes 15 h 6 min.

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

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Canberra to Phillip Island bus services, operated by PTV Regional Transit, arrive at Bus Interchange/Biggs Dr station.

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Map of how to get from Canberra to Phillip Island.
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  • Distance: 310.4 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 39 min

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

You can take a bus from Canberra to Phillip Island via Melbourne, Southern Cross, Dandenong, and Thompson Ave/Chapel St in around 13 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Canberra to Phillip Island via Goulburn Station, Goulburn, Southern Cross, Frankston, and Stony Point in around 15 h 6 min.

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 16 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
$40 - $140
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
First
$60 - $80
Sleeper
$120 - $140
Train from Goulburn to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $65
First
$65 - $90
Sleeper
$130 - $150
Metro
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Frankston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Canberra Station to Goulburn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $19
Bus operators
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 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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 Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $95
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 Dandenong to Thompson Ave/Chapel St
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Traralgon
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Traralgon Station/Princes St to Bus Interchange/Biggs Dr
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Canberra to Phillip Island is 784 km. It takes approximately 8 h 26 min to drive from Canberra to Phillip Island.

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Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Canberra Airport to Melbourne Airport.

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There are 166+ hotels available in Phillip Island. Prices start at $88 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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