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There are 7 ways to get from Hervey Bay to Canberra by plane, bus, train 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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Fly to Canberra  •  4h 47m

  1. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Canberra (CBR) HVB - CBR

$228 - $624

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  25h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Transit Center to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney Airport - International
  3. Take the bus from Sydney Airport T1 to Canberra

$129 - $330

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Fly to Sydney, bus  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Sydney (SYD) HVB - SYD
  2. Take the bus from Sydney Airport T1 to Canberra

$157 - $355

Train, bus  •  25h 19m

  1. Take the train from Maryborough West to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  3. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra

$161 - $240

Bus, train  •  28h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Pialba to Brisbane
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Canberra Station 633 / ...

$153 - $239

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  30h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Hervey Bay to Aspley Gympie Road
  2. Take the bus from Westfield Garden City to Sydney
  3. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra

$141 - $238

Drive  •  16h 44m

  1. Drive from Hervey Bay to Canberra 919.5 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Hervey Bay to Canberra is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 16h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Hervey Bay to Canberra is to fly which costs $320 - $900 and takes 4h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hervey Bay to Canberra. However, there are services departing from Hervey Bay - Transit Center and arriving at Canberra via Brisbane Roma Street and Sydney Airport T1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 50m.

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The distance between Hervey Bay and Canberra is 1166 km. The road distance is 1471.2 km.

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The best way to get from Hervey Bay to Canberra without a car is to train and bus which takes 25h 19m and costs $220 - $340.

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It takes approximately 4h 47m to get from Hervey Bay to Canberra, including transfers.

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Hervey Bay to Canberra bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Hervey Bay - Transit Center station.

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The best way to get from Hervey Bay to Canberra is to fly which takes 4h 47m and costs $320 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $470 and takes 25h 50m.

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There is no direct flight from Hervey Bay Airport to Canberra Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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Hervey Bay to Canberra bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, arrive at Canberra station.

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Map of how to get from Hervey Bay to Canberra.
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  • Distance: 728.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 47m

What companies run services between Hervey Bay, QLD, Australia and Canberra, ACT, Australia?

Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Hervey Bay to Canberra hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hervey Bay to Canberra via Brisbane Roma Street, Sydney Airport - International, and Sydney Airport T1 in around 25h 50m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Canberra via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Hervey Bay to Canberra via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Hervey Bay to Canberra via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Hervey Bay to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Hervey Bay to Canberra via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Hervey Bay to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Maryborough West to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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Queensland Rail Travel
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Central Station to Canberra Station
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
Transport NSW
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 Sydney Airport T1 to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Murrays Coaches
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
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 Hervey Bay - Transit Center to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50
Bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney Airport - International
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Bus from Hervey Bay - Pialba to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $50
Flexifare
$40 - $65
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Hervey Bay to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Hervey Bay to Aspley Gympie Road
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Westfield Garden City to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Canberra is 1h ahead of Hervey Bay. It is currently 1:39 PM in Hervey Bay and 2:39 PM in Canberra.

Yes, the driving distance between Hervey Bay to Canberra is 1471 km. It takes approximately 16h 44m to drive from Hervey Bay to Canberra.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Hervey Bay 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 Hervey Bay to Hervey Bay Airport is to taxi which takes 9m and costs $24 - $29.

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