Melbourne to Canberra

Melbourne to Canberra

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22:00
Melbourne
7h 45m bus ride in AC Seater
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05:45
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Canberra Bus Station
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21:30
Melbourne
8h bus ride in AC Seater
5.0
05:30
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Canberra Bus Station
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13:55
MEL Melbourne Airport Australia
1d 4h journey in Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in ADL 1d 1h
17:55
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CBR Canberra Airport

From Melbourne to Canberra by bus

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21:30
Melbourne
8h bus ride in AC Seater
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05:30
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Canberra Bus Station
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22:00
Melbourne
7h 45m bus ride in AC Seater
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05:45
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Canberra Bus Station

From Melbourne Airport Australia to Canberra by flight and flight

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13:55
MEL Melbourne Airport Australia
1d 4h journey in Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in ADL 1d 1h
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CBR Canberra Airport

Melbourne to Canberra Schedule

Melbourne to Canberra Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Virgin Australia Economy #VA26310:45 - 11:50AUD 195
Qantas Airways Economy #QF146414:00 - 15:15AUD 250.80
Virgin Australia Economy #VA27916:05 - 17:25AUD 334.91
Greyhound Australia AC Seater 22:00 - 05:45AUD 86.01

Transportation from Melbourne to Canberra

How to get from Melbourne to Canberra

Travelling between Melbourne and Canberra 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 708.47 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 Melbourne to Canberra?

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 27 hours to travel between Melbourne and Canberra depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Melbourne and Canberra. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 2h 30m to reach Canberra.

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

Travelling between Melbourne and Canberra can be as cheap as AUD 84.00 if you opt for a Greyhound Australia bus and as expensive as AUD 708.47 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 Melbourne and Canberra ?

  • 1 from Melbourne to Canberra starting from 06:00 Canberra Airport until 22:00 Canberra Airport
  • 1 from Melbourne to Canberra starting from 21:30 Canberra Bus Station until 23:00 Canberra Bus Station

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

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 Melbourne to Canberra, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as AUD 194.10.

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 Melbourne and Canberra

Jetstar Airways, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia

Bus

Travelling from Melbourne to Canberra 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 Melbourne and Canberra

Greyhound Australia

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

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