There are 4 ways to get from Penrith to Canberra by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Penrith Station to Central Station Blue Mountains Line / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra Gx276

$26 - $58

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Train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Penrith Station to Central Station Blue Mountains Line / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Canberra Station 633 / ...

$34 - $53

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Penrith to Canberra 178.7 miles

$25 - $40

Train, fly  •  4 h 25 min

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

$107 - $241

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The cheapest way to get from Penrith to Canberra is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Penrith to Canberra is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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The distance between Penrith and Canberra is 223 km. The road distance is 285.9 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Penrith to Canberra, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Penrith station to Canberra station. However, there are services departing from Penrith Station and arriving at Canberra Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 58 min.

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

You can take a train from Penrith to Canberra via Central Station in around 5 h 58 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
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 Penrith Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
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 - $65
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Greyhound Australia
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
$23 - $50
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50

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