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There are 3 ways to get from Perth to Canberra by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from Perth (PER) to Canberra (CBR) PER - CBR

$215 - $559

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  40h 40m

  1. Take the train from Perth to Adelaide Parklands
  2. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Wodonga
  3. Take the bus from Wodonga to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave

$505 - $1,110

Drive  •  40h 55m

  1. Drive from Perth to Canberra 2316.7 miles

$330 - $480

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The cheapest way to get from Perth to Canberra is to fly which costs $300 - $800 and takes 6h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Perth to Canberra is to fly which costs $300 - $800 and takes 6h 22m.

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The distance between Perth and Canberra is 3088 km. The road distance is 3706.7 km.

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The best way to get from Perth to Canberra without a car is to train and bus which takes 40h 40m and costs $700 - $1,600.

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It takes approximately 6h 22m to get from Perth to Canberra, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Perth Airport to Canberra Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 50m.

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Canberra is 3h ahead of Perth. It is currently 3:37 PM in Perth and 6:37 PM in Canberra.

Yes, the driving distance between Perth to Canberra is 3707 km. It takes approximately 40h 55m to drive from Perth to Canberra.

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Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Perth Airport to Canberra Airport.

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There are 167+ hotels available in Canberra. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Perth to Canberra.
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  • Distance: 1930.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 22m

What companies run services between Perth, WA, Australia and Canberra, ACT, Australia?

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Tigerair Australia fly from Perth to Canberra hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Perth to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Perth to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Perth to Canberra via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Perth to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Perth to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Perth to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Perth to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Perth to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $320
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Perth to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$425
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $950
Low Gold Single Cabin
$750 - $1,000
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$900 - $1,200
Bus operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Wodonga
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Wodonga to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/

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The best way to get from Perth to Perth Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 34m and costs $5 - $7.

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