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

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Train, bus  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Penrith Station to Central Station T1 North Shore, Northern and Western Line / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra Gx233 / ...

$26 - $52

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Train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Penrith Station to Central Station T1 North Shore, Northern and Western Line / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Canberra Station 633 / ...

$33 - $52

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Penrith to Canberra 178.7 miles

$25 - $40

Train, fly  •  4 h 30 min

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

$106 - $239

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The cheapest way to get from Penrith to Canberra is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Penrith to Canberra is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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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 6 h 13 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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The best way to get from Penrith to Canberra without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 6 min and costs $35 - $75.

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Penrith to Canberra, including transfers.

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Penrith to Canberra train services, operated by Sydney Trains, arrive at Penrith Station.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Penrith to Canberra is 286 km. It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to drive from Penrith to Canberra.

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Map of how to get from Penrith to Canberra.
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  • Distance: 139.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

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 6 h 13 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
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.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
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
$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
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
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45

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Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Canberra Airport.

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