Melbourne to Canberra

Melbourne to Canberra

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Transportation from Melbourne to Canberra

Melbourne to Canberra destination reviews

Bus AC Seater, Greyhound Australia, Aug 28, 2019
Great Driver, Comfortable coach
2 customer reviews

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 421.82 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere AUD 117.24.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 11 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 5m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 10h 55m 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 117.24 if you opt for a Greyhound Australia bus and as expensive as AUD 421.82 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 20:55 Canberra Airport
  • 1 from Melbourne to Canberra starting from 22:00 Canberra Bus Station until 22:00 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?


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 151.01.

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, Regional Express, Virgin Australia


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