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How To Get To Canberra

Sydney to Canberra

You can get to Canberra by car, train, bus and plane.

If you choose to catch the train, you can catch the XPL from Sydney to Canberra direct that departs from Central Station Sydney and stops at Strathfield and Campbelltown and makes seven other stops before Queanbeyan and Canberra. Visit Countrylink for more information: or call: 132 232.

It takes about three hours (285kilometres) to drive from Sydney to Canberra making it the perfect destination for a weekender.Travel through picturesque Southern Highlands including towns such as Moss Vale and Bowral and Mittagong.

Leave Sydney via the M5 Freeway, which connects to Hume Highway 31. Turn off after Goulburn onto the Federal Highway. To catch a bus to Canberra from Sydney you can catch a bus from Sydney domestic and international airports and Central Station, Sydney. Catching a bus from Sydney to Canberra is a cheap way to travel with rides costing as little as $15.

For short travel time catch a flight from Sydney to Canberra with Virgin Blue and Qantas. There are always cheap deals available so check out flights to Canberra now.

Adelaide to Canberra

You can easily get to Canberra from Adelaide by plane. Flights to Canberra are from services Virgin Blue, Tiger Airways and Qantas. Catch your plane from Adelaide Airport and arrive at Canberra International Airport.

It's around 1200 kilometres distance between Canberra and Adelaide. If this distance isn't a bother, you can catch an interstate bus that will take you from Adelaide to Canberra. Greyhound Pioneer ( +61 7 4690 9950/ ) and McCafferty's ( +61 2 6249 6006/ ) is the main service that travels between the two Australian capital cities.

Darwin to Canberra

The best way to get to Canberra from Darwin is to take a plane. Air services that travel from Darwin to Canberra include Qantas and Virgin Blue. Flights from Darwin to Canberra are relatively cheap and you are sometimes able to get hold of specials.

Perth to Canberra

The best way to travel from Perth to Canberra is by plane. When you next travel to from Perth to Canberra you can travel with the two major airline service providers, Qantas and Virgin Blue.

The distance from Perth to Canberra is approximately 3000km or 1000 nautical miles. The average non-stop flight time from Perth to Canberra is around 4 hours 30 minutes.

Tasmania to Canberra

The easiest way to travel from Tasmania to Canberra is take a flight from Hobart or Launceston in Tasmania to Canberra on Australia's mainland. Flights are regular throughout the year.

Melbourne to Canberra

There are 66 flights a week between Canberra and Melbourne with the two air services being Qantas and Virgin Blue, making it an easy way to travel between Melbourne and Canberra

If you would like to catch a bus to Canberra from Melbourne, McCafferty's Coaches travel regularly between the two capital cities.

The other way you can get to Canberra from the Melbourne region is catch a train Melbourne station to Wodonga. Get off at Wodonga and change to a bus that takes you into Canberra City.

You can also catch a train from Melbourne to Canberra. Countrylink provides an XPT service that travels daily from Melbourne and ends at Canberra Jolimont, Canberra and Queanbeyan stations.

For those who wish to take a road trip from Melbourne to Canberra, the distance between the capital cities is around 660 kilometres. Exit off the Northern Ring Road onto the Hume Highway and merge into the Barton Highway before you exit onto Northbourne Avenue and enter Vernon Circuit.

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