There are 7 ways to get from Canberra to Phillip Island by bus, train, car or plane

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

Bus, train  •  13 h 43 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 623 / ...
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Frankston

$64 - $177

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

$44 - $61

5 alternative options

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  13 h 11 min

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

$70 - $116

Train  •  15 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Goulburn Station 634 / ...
  2. Take the train from Goulburn to Southern Cross 623 / ...
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Frankston

$73 - $194

Drive  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Phillip Island 490 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Melbourne, train  •  7 h 17 min

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

$90 - $285

Fly to Avalon, bus, train  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Avalon (AVV) CBR - AVV
  2. Take the bus from Avalon Airport to Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Frankston

$117 - $396

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 9 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Canberra to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Canberra to Avalon via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Canberra to Avalon via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Canberra to Avalon via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $360
Flights from Canberra to Avalon via Sydney, Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $360
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Canberra to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
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 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $60
First
$65 - $85
Sleeper
$130 - $150
Train from Goulburn to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $160
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$50 - $70
First
$70 - $95
Sleeper
$140 - $160
Metro
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Frankston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$4
Daily
$7
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
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$10 - $15
1st Class
$14 - $21
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
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100
V-Line
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
$8 - $12
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
$40 - $60
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
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Avalon Airport to Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
skybus.com.au

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Canberra to Phillip Island?

The distance between Canberra and Phillip Island is 497 km. The road distance is 784 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Canberra to Phillip Island?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Canberra to Phillip Island?

The quickest way to get from Canberra to Phillip Island is to fly and train which takes 7 h 17 min and costs $110 - $380.

Is there a direct bus between Canberra and Phillip Island?

No, there is no direct bus from Canberra to Phillip Island. 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.

How long does it take to get from Canberra to Phillip Island?

It takes approximately 13 h 43 min to get from Canberra to Phillip Island, including transfers.