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There are 5 ways to get from Canberra to Sydney Opera House by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Murrays Coaches  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney

$35 - $46

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney Central Station Gx322 / ...

$25 - $47

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Train  •  4 h 35 min

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

$31 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Sydney Opera House 177.8 miles

$25 - $40

Fly, train  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Sydney (SYD) CBR - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Circular Quay Station

$104 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Sydney Opera House is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Sydney Opera House is to fly and train which costs $140 - $330 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canberra station to Sydney Opera House station. However, there are services departing from Canberra Station and arriving at Circular Quay Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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The distance between Canberra and Sydney Opera House is 248 km. The road distance is 284.5 km.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Sydney Opera House without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 51 min and costs $45 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Canberra to Sydney Opera House, including transfers.

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Canberra to Sydney Opera House train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Canberra Station.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Sydney Opera House is to bus which takes 3 h 51 min and costs $45 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $65 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Canberra Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Canberra to Sydney Opera House train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station.

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Map of how to get from Canberra to Sydney Opera House.
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  • Distance: 155.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

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

Murrays Coaches operates a bus from Canberra to Sydney Opera House hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Canberra to Sydney Opera House 3 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $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
$29 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Murrays Coaches
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 Sydney Central Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45

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Yes, the driving distance between Canberra to Sydney Opera House is 284 km. It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to drive from Canberra to Sydney Opera House.

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Qatar Airways, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Canberra Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 2081+ hotels available in Sydney Opera House. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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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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