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There are 6 ways to get from Geelong to Canberra by shuttle, plane, train, bus or car

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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Shuttle to Melbourne, fly  •  4h 20m

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

$85 - $288

Cheapest option

Train, bus Firefly Express  •  11h 1m

  1. Take the train from Geelong to Southern Cross
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
  3. Take the bus from Tourist Information Centre/249 Sheridan St to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave

$50 - $67

4 alternative options

Fly from Avalon  •  5h 33m

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

$98 - $417

Train, bus Greyhound Australia  •  10h 1m

  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  •  11h 18m

  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

$50 - $155

Drive  •  7h 34m

  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 $70 - $95 and takes 11h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Geelong to Canberra is to shuttle and fly which costs $120 - $410 and takes 4h 20m.

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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 10h 1m and costs $75 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Geelong to Canberra, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geelong to Canberra is 722 km. It takes approximately 7h 34m 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 165+ hotels available in Canberra. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geelong to Melbourne Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 17m and costs $34.

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Map of how to get from Geelong to Canberra.
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  • Distance: 331.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 20m

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

Jetstar, Qantas and Tigerair Australia fly from Geelong to Canberra every 2 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Avalon to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Avalon to Canberra via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Flights from Avalon to Canberra via Adelaide, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Avalon to Canberra via Gold Coast, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
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
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Yass Junction
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Book at
transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
First
$60 - $80
Sleeper
$120 - $140
Bus operators
Gull
Phone
+61 3 5222 4966
Email
enquiries@gull.com.au
Website
gull.com.au
Shuttle from Geelong Station to Melbourne Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
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
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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 Tourist Information Centre/249 Sheridan St to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Yass Junction, Coach Bay to Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
Transport NSW

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