There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR) MEL - CBR

$60 - $260

Cheapest option

Train, bus V-Line  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Broadmeadows to Albury Albury - Melbourne Via Seymour / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave Melbourne - Canberra Via Albury

$46 - $158

3 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra

$69 - $114

Train XPT, bus  •  10 h 8 min

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

$54 - $162

Drive  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Canberra 402.1 miles

$55 - $85

What companies run services between Melbourne Airport (MEL), Australia and Canberra, ACT, Australia?

Qantas, Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia fly from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Canberra hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Canberra twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $100 and the journey takes 8 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Broadmeadows to Albury
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $120
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$27 - $40
First
$35 - $50
Sleeper
$100 - $120
Train from Broadmeadows to Yass Junction
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $60
First
$60 - $85
Sleeper
$130 - $150
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100
V-Line
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
$23 - $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
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Canberra?

The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Canberra is 466 km. The road distance is 643 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Canberra?

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Canberra is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 6 h 38 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Canberra?

The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Canberra is to fly which takes 2 h 11 min and costs $80 - $340.

Is there a direct bus between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Canberra?

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Canberra. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at Canberra via Melbourne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

How long does it take to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Canberra?

It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Canberra, including transfers.