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

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Bus to Melbourne, fly  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Geelong Station to Melbourne Airport
  2. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR) MEL - CBR

$83 - $283

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Train, bus via Albury  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Geelong to Southern Cross
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Albury
  3. Take the bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave

$47 - $70

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Fly from Avalon  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Canberra (CBR) AVV - CBR

$97 - $413

Train, bus Greyhound Australia  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Geelong to Southern Cross Melbourne - Geelong / ...
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra Gx322 / ...

$55 - $102

Train XPT, bus  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Geelong to Southern Cross
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Yass Junction 622 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Yass Junction, Coach Bay to Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row 782

$55 - $166

Bus  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Geelong Station to Melbourne Airport
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Albury
  3. Take the bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave

$85 - $122

Drive  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Geelong to Canberra 451.5 miles

$60 - $95

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

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The quickest way to get from Geelong to Canberra is to bus and fly which costs $110 - $390 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geelong station to Canberra. However, there are services departing from Geelong Station and arriving at Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave via Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr, Melbourne and Albury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 19 min.

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The distance between Geelong and Canberra is 531 km. The road distance is 722.5 km.

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The best way to get from Geelong to Canberra without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 1 min and costs $75 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Geelong to Canberra, including transfers.

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Geelong to Canberra bus services, operated by Gull, arrive at Geelong Station.

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The best way to get from Geelong to Canberra is to fly which takes 5 h 47 min and costs $130 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 11 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Canberra Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Geelong to Canberra bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave station.

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Map of how to get from Geelong to Canberra.
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  • Distance: 331.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

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

Jetstar and Qantas fly from Geelong to Canberra hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geelong to Canberra via Melbourne Airport, Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr, Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Melbourne, and Albury in around 11 h 19 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Avalon to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Avalon to Canberra via Adelaide, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Avalon to Canberra via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Avalon to Canberra via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Flights from Avalon to Canberra via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Train 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
Train from Geelong to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Albury
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Yass Junction
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $60
First
$60 - $80
Sleeper
$120 - $150
Bus operators
Gull
Phone
+61 3 5222 4966
Email
enquiries@gull.com.au
Website
gull.com.au
Bus from Geelong Station to Melbourne Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
gull.com.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 Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Bus from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$26 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $50
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 Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Yass Junction, Coach Bay to Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Albury station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Geelong to Canberra is 722 km. It takes approximately 7 h 34 min to drive from Geelong to Canberra.

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

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There are 146+ hotels available in Canberra. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geelong to Avalon Airport is to shuttle which takes 25 min and costs $10 - $18.

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