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

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

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Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra Gx276

$22 - $50

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Canberra Station 633 / ...

$30 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Canberra 178 miles

$25 - $40

Fly  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Canberra (CBR) SYD - CBR

$102 - $232

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Canberra is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Canberra is to drive which takes 3 h 5 min and costs $30 - $50.

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The distance between Sydney and Canberra is 247 km. The road distance is 285 km.

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The bus from Sydney to Canberra takes 3 h 30 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Canberra. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station and arriving at Canberra Station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

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

Murrays Coaches operates a bus from Sydney to Canberra hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Greyhound Australia also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney to Canberra 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 4 h 7 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 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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