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

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Bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Wollongong Station, Station St to Jolimont Centre 855

$30 - $36

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Train  •  6h 32m

  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  •  2h 38m

  1. Drive from Wollongong to Canberra 153 miles

$21 - $35

Train, fly  •  4h 11m

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

$110 - $246

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

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

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

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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 6h 32m.

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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 3h 20m and costs $40 - $55.

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The bus from Wollongong Station, Station St to Jolimont Centre takes 3h 20m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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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 3h 20m and costs $40 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $80 and takes 6h 32m.

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

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 - $36 and the journey takes 3h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Wollongong to Canberra via Central Station in around 6h 32m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h
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
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Central Station to Canberra Station
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Train from Wollongong Station to Wolli Creek Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Wollongong Station, Station St to Jolimont Centre
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $36
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Murrays Coaches

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Canberra Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Wollongong to Canberra is 245 km. It takes approximately 2h 38m to drive from Wollongong to Canberra.

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

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