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

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Fly  •  6 h 37 min

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

$214 - $555

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  39 h 32 min

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

$512 - $1,116

Drive  •  40 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Perth to Canberra 2316.7 miles

$330 - $480

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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 39 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 37 min 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 3 h 50 min.

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Canberra is 2 h ahead of Perth. It is currently 7:59 PM in Perth and 10:59 PM in Canberra.

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

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

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There are 149+ hotels available in Canberra. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Perth to Perth Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 31 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Perth to Canberra.
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  • Distance: 1930.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 37 min

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

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Perth to Canberra hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Perth to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Perth to Canberra via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Perth to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Perth to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Perth to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Perth to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Perth to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
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
18 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Book at
Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$428
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 Albury
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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