There are 5 ways to get from Parkes to Canberra by bus, car or plane

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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Bus  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Parkes Station, Coach Bay to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 792
  2. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row 782

$28 - $40

4 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Parkes to Canberra 185.7 miles

$26 - $40

Fly Parkes to Sydney, bus  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Parkes (PKE) to Sydney (SYD) PKE - SYD
  2. Take the bus from Sydney International Airport to Canberra

$126 - $262

Bus to Dubbo, fly to Canberra  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Parkes Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
  2. Fly from Dubbo (DBO) to Canberra (CBR) DBO - CBR

$74 - $418

Fly Parkes to Canberra  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Parkes (PKE) to Canberra (CBR) PKE - CBR

$164 - $427

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The cheapest way to get from Parkes to Canberra is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Parkes to Canberra is to drive which takes 3 h 41 min and costs $35 - $55.

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The distance between Parkes and Canberra is 254 km. The road distance is 297 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Parkes to Canberra, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Parkes to Canberra. However, there are services departing from Parkes Station, Coach Bay and arriving at Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row via Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 12 min.

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

You can take a bus from Parkes to Canberra via Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay in around 6 h 12 min. Alternatively, Regional Express, Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Parkes to Canberra every 4 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Parkes to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Parkes to Canberra via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Parkes to Sydney
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $200
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Dubbo to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $380
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Parkes to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Parkes to Canberra via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Parkes Station, Coach Bay to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Parkes Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney International Airport to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45

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