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

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Fly from Newcastle  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Canberra (CBR) NTL - CBR

$142 - $183

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney Central Station to Canberra Gx233 / ...

$41 - $70

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Train to Sydney, fly  •  5 h 58 min

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

$117 - $254

Train, bus  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station Central Coast and Newcastle Line
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra

$45 - $67

Bus Murrays Coaches  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 55Cn / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra

$42 - $62

Train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station Central Coast and Newcastle Line
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Canberra Station 633 / ...

$44 - $67

Drive  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Canberra 264.2 miles

$35 - $55

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No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle to Canberra. However, there are services departing from Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av and arriving at Canberra via Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Newcastle to Canberra station. However, there are services departing from Newcastle Interchange and arriving at Canberra Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 41 min.

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The distance between Newcastle and Canberra is 358 km. The road distance is 422.7 km.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Canberra without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Newcastle to Canberra, including transfers.

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Newcastle to Canberra bus services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av station.

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Newcastle to Canberra train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Newcastle Interchange station.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Canberra is to fly which takes 3 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 3 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 7 h 41 min.

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The quickest flight from Newcastle Airport to Canberra Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Newcastle to Canberra.
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  • Distance: 223.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

What companies run services between Newcastle, NSW, Australia and Canberra, ACT, Australia?

FlyPelican flies from Newcastle to Canberra 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newcastle to Canberra via Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 and Sydney in around 7 h 3 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Newcastle to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Newcastle to Canberra via Dubbo
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Central Station to Canberra Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 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 Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Murrays Coaches
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Newcastle to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
premierms.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 Sydney Central Station to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45

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Newcastle to Canberra train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Canberra Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle to Canberra is 423 km. It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to drive from Newcastle to Canberra.

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FlyPelican offers flights from Newcastle Airport to Canberra Airport.

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There are 149+ hotels available in Canberra. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Newcastle Airport is to line 136 bus which takes 27 min and costs .

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