Canberra to Melbourne

Canberra to Melbourne

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Instant
21:00
Canberra Bus Station
8h bus ride in AC Seater
05:00
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Melbourne
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18:15
CBR Canberra Airport
13h 10m journey in Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in SYD 10h 50m
07:25
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MEL Melbourne Airport Australia
Instant Fastest
18:45
CBR Canberra Airport
1h 15m flight #QF1465 with Qantas Airways in Economy
20:00
MEL Melbourne Airport Australia

From Canberra Bus Station to Melbourne by bus

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21:00
Canberra Bus Station
8h bus ride in AC Seater
05:00
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Melbourne

From Canberra Airport to Melbourne by flight and flight

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18:15
CBR Canberra Airport
13h 10m journey in Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in SYD 10h 50m
07:25
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MEL Melbourne Airport Australia

From Canberra Airport to Melbourne by flight

Instant Fastest
18:45
CBR Canberra Airport
1h 15m flight #QF1465 with Qantas Airways in Economy
20:00
MEL Melbourne Airport Australia

Canberra to Melbourne Schedule

Canberra to Melbourne Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Qantas Airways Economy #QF155106:05 - 07:10AUD 221.69
Qantas Airways Economy #QF83318:00 - 19:10AUD 371.31
Virgin Australia Economy #VA28418:20 - 19:30AUD 254.85
Greyhound Australia AC Seater 21:00 - 05:00AUD 94.01

Transportation from Canberra to Melbourne

How to get from Canberra to Melbourne

Travelling between Canberra and Melbourne is possible by Flight and bus. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you AUD 1,077.27 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere AUD 84.00.

How long does it take to get from Canberra to Melbourne?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 27 hours to travel between Canberra and Melbourne depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Canberra and Melbourne. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 5m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 2h 40m to reach Melbourne.

How much does it cost to get from Canberra to Melbourne?

Travelling between Canberra and Melbourne can be as cheap as AUD 84.00 if you opt for a Greyhound Australia bus and as expensive as AUD 1,077.27 if you buy a Qantas Airways flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Canberra and Melbourne ?

  • 1 from Canberra to Melbourne starting from 06:05 Melbourne Airport Australia until 19:35 Melbourne Airport Australia
  • 1 from Canberra to Melbourne starting from 21:00 Melbourne until 21:00 Melbourne

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Canberra to Melbourne.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Canberra to Melbourne, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as AUD 221.60.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Canberra and Melbourne

Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia

Bus

Travelling from Canberra to Melbourne overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Canberra and Melbourne

Greyhound Australia

What is the most popular transport to get from Canberra to Melbourne?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% opted for a bus