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

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Bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Wollongong station to Canberra 855

$30 - $40

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Train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Wollongong Station to Central Station South Coast Line
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Canberra Station 633 / ...

$37 - $56

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Wollongong to Canberra 153 miles

$21 - $35

Train, fly  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Wollongong Station to Wolli Creek Station
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Canberra (CBR) SYD - CBR

$109 - $242

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The cheapest way to get from Wollongong to Canberra is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wollongong to Canberra is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wollongong station station and arriving at Canberra. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Wollongong station to Canberra station. However, there are services departing from Wollongong Station and arriving at Canberra Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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The distance between Wollongong and Canberra is 187 km. The road distance is 244.8 km.

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The best way to get from Wollongong to Canberra without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $40 - $55.

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The bus from Wollongong station to Canberra takes 3 h 20 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Wollongong to Canberra is to bus which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $40 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $80 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Wollongong to Canberra.
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  • Distance: 117.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

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

Murrays Coaches operates a bus from Wollongong to Canberra once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Wollongong to Canberra via Central Station in around 6 h 31 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
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
59 min
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 Wollongong Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $16
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
Train from Wollongong Station to Wolli Creek Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$9 - $14
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Wollongong station to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
murrays.com.au

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