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

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Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra Gx233 / ...

$22 - $45

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Train  •  4 h 7 min

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

$29 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Canberra 178 miles

$25 - $40

Fly  •  3 h 14 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 $35 - $55 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Canberra is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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

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The distance between Sydney and Canberra is 247 km. The road distance is 284.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Canberra without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $30 - $65.

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

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Sydney to Canberra bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, depart from Sydney station.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Canberra is to bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $30 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $60 and takes 4 h 7 min, you could also fly, which costs $140 - $330 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Canberra.
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  • Distance: 154.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

Murrays Coaches operates a bus from Sydney to Canberra hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $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 $29 - $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
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.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
$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 35 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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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Canberra Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Sydney to Canberra bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, arrive at Canberra station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Canberra is 285 km. It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to drive from Sydney to Canberra.

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

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There are 148+ hotels available in Canberra. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $17.

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