There are 4 ways to get from Canberra to Sydney 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.

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Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney Gx287

$22 - $50

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Central Station 634 / ...

$30 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Sydney 176.8 miles

$25 - $40

Fly  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Sydney (SYD) CBR - SYD

$102 - $227

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Sydney is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Sydney is to fly which costs $130 - $310 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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The distance between Canberra and Sydney is 247 km. The road distance is 282.9 km.

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The bus from Canberra to Sydney takes 3 h 30 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Canberra and arriving at Sydney. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Canberra Station station and arriving at Central Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

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

Murrays Coaches operates a bus from Canberra to Sydney hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Greyhound Australia also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Canberra to Sydney 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 4 h 14 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
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 Canberra Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney Central Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50

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