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 - $40

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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 / ...

$72 - $105

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

$104 - $227

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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 - $55.

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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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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
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Parkes to Sydney
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $200
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, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Parkes to Canberra via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $410
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Dubbo to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $380
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Parkes to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Parkes to Canberra via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $210
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
tp.transportnsw.info
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
$30 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$30 - $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
$15 - $21
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
$9 - $14
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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 International Airport to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45

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