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There are 7 ways to get from Canberra to Swan Hill by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Albury Canberra - Melbourne Via Albury
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Swan Hill Adelaide - Sydney Via Albury

$48 - $71

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Bus via Canberra  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Albury station Gx233
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Swan Hill Adelaide - Sydney Via Albury

$53 - $91

Bus, train  •  12 h 30 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 Benalla 621 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Benalla to Swan Hill

$54 - $164

Train  •  16 h 19 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 Swan Hill

$77 - $199

Drive  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Swan Hill 440.5 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Mildura, bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Mildura (MQL) CBR - MQL
  2. Take the bus from Mildura to Swan Hill

$205 - $554

Fly to Melbourne, train  •  8 h 27 min

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

$85 - $287

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Swan Hill is to bus which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Swan Hill is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 7 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canberra to Swan Hill. However, there are services departing from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave and arriving at Swan Hill via Albury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canberra station to Swan Hill. However, there are services departing from Canberra Station and arriving at Swan Hill via Goulburn and Southern Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 19 min.

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The distance between Canberra and Swan Hill is 505 km. The road distance is 704.7 km.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Swan Hill without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 15 min and costs $65 - $100.

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It takes approximately 11 h 15 min to get from Canberra to Swan Hill, including transfers.

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

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Canberra to Swan Hill train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Canberra Station.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Swan Hill is to bus which takes 11 h 15 min and costs $65 - $100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $280 and takes 16 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Canberra to Swan Hill.
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  • Distance: 315.8 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from Canberra to Swan Hill via Albury in around 11 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Canberra to Swan Hill via Goulburn Station, Goulburn, and Southern Cross in around 16 h 19 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Mildura via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Canberra to Mildura via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Canberra to Mildura via Adelaide, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
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 Mildura via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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 Benalla
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$30 - $45
First
$45 - $60
Sleeper
$110 - $130
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
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
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
Train from Southern Cross to Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
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
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Albury to Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Benalla to Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Mildura to Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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
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

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There is no direct flight from Canberra Airport to Mildura Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Canberra to Swan Hill bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Swan Hill station.

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Canberra to Swan Hill train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Swan Hill station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canberra to Swan Hill is 705 km. It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to drive from Canberra to Swan Hill.

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

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There are 18+ hotels available in Swan Hill. Prices start at $76 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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