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

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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 - $39

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Train  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Parkes Station to Central Station 446
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Canberra Station 633 / ...

$70 - $103

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Parkes to Canberra 185.7 miles

$26 - $40

Fly Parkes to Sydney, bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Parkes (PKE) to Sydney (SYD) PKE - SYD
  2. Take the bus from Sydney Airport T1 to Canberra

$134 - $261

Bus to Dubbo, fly to Canberra  •  4 h 33 min

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

$74 - $416

Fly Parkes to Canberra  •  4 h 29 min

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

$64 - $366

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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 costs $35 - $55 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Parkes station 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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No, there is no direct train from Parkes station to Canberra station. However, there are services departing from Parkes Station and arriving at Canberra Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 2 min.

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The distance between Parkes and Canberra is 254 km. The road distance is 297.2 km.

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The best way to get from Parkes to Canberra without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 12 min and costs $35 - $60.

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

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Parkes to Canberra bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Parkes Station, Coach Bay.

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

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The best way to get from Parkes to Canberra is to bus which takes 6 h 12 min and costs $35 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $150 and takes 12 h 2 min, you could also fly, which costs $90 - $550 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Parkes to Canberra.
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  • Distance: 158.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 12 min

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, you can take a train from Parkes to Canberra via Central Station in around 12 h 2 min.

Airlines
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Dubbo to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $380
Flights from Parkes to Canberra via Sydney, Newcastle
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Parkes to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Parkes to Canberra via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Parkes to Sydney
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $200
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Parkes to Canberra via Sydney, Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Parkes Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Central Station to Canberra Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
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
$14 - $21
Schedules at
Transport NSW
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
Transport NSW
Bus from Parkes Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
Transport NSW
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
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Murrays Coaches

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The quickest flight from Parkes Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Parkes to Canberra bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Parkes to Canberra is 297 km. It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to drive from Parkes to Canberra.

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Regional Express offers flights from Parkes Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 149+ hotels available in Canberra. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Parkes to Parkes Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs $19 - $23.

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