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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  6 h 33 min

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

$214 - $555

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the train from Perth to Sydney Indian Pacific
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra

$736 - $1,725

Bus, train  •  3 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Transwa Bay East Perth to Transwa Bay Esperance
  2. Take the bus from Transwa Bay Esperance to Station Access Rd Kalgoorlie
  3. Take the train from Kalgoorlie to Sydney
  4. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra

$718 - $1,682

Drive  •  40 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Perth to Canberra 2316.7 miles

$330 - $480

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

Qantas and Virgin Australia 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 Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Perth to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Perth to Canberra via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Perth to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Perth to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Perth to Canberra via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Perth to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 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 Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 days 18 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$700 - $1,700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$715
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,200 - $1,600
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,300 - $1,700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,500 - $2,000
Train from Kalgoorlie to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 days 7 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$600 - $1,500
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$613
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,000 - $1,400
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,100 - $1,500
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,300 - $1,700
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
TransWA
Phone
1300 662 205
Email
info@transwa.wa.gov.au
Website
transwa.wa.gov.au
Bus from Transwa Bay East Perth to Transwa Bay Esperance
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
transwa.wa.gov.au
Bus from Transwa Bay Esperance to Station Access Rd Kalgoorlie
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
transwa.wa.gov.au

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Perth to Canberra?

The distance between Perth and Canberra is 3088 km. The road distance is 3707 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Perth to Canberra?

The cheapest way to get from Perth to Canberra is to fly which costs $280 - $750 and takes 6 h 33 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Perth to Canberra?

The quickest way to get from Perth to Canberra is to fly which takes 6 h 33 min and costs $280 - $750.

How long does it take to get from Perth to Canberra?

It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to get from Perth to Canberra, including transfers.