Canberra to Melbourne

Canberra to Melbourne

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Canberra to Melbourne Schedule

Canberra to Melbourne Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Virgin Australia Airlines Economy #VA25406:45 - 07:55AUD 252.24
Qantas Airways Economy #QF127508:50 - 10:00AUD 279.92
Qantas Airways Economy #QF126911:45 - 12:55AUD 557.51
Qantas Airways Economy #QF127113:55 - 15:05AUD 826.54
Regional Express Economy #ZL62114:15 - 15:25AUD 171.58
Qantas Airways Economy #QF152316:45 - 17:55AUD 397.05
Qantas Airways Economy #QF152918:35 - 19:45AUD 544.54
Qantas Airways Economy #QF153120:15 - 21:25AUD 175.01

Transportation from Canberra to Melbourne

Facts about the transport from Canberra to Melbourne

Cheapest Transport$57
Fastest Transport1h 10m
Earliest Departure6:05 AM
Latest Departure9:30 PM
Departures per day18
Distance719 kilometers
Transport CompaniesGreyhound Australia, Jetstar Airways, NSW TrainLink, Qantas Airways, Regional Express, Virgin Australia Airlines

How to get from Canberra to Melbourne

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 660.98 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 87.86.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 15 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 10m. Train does a much slower job and take about 14h 22m to reach Melbourne.

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

Travelling between Canberra and Melbourne can be as cheap as USD 87.86 if you opt for a Greyhound Australia bus and as expensive as USD 660.98 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 ?

  • 16 from Canberra to Melbourne starting from 06:05 Canberra Airport until 20:10 Canberra Airport
  • 2 from Canberra to Melbourne starting from 21:30 Canberra Bus Station until 21:30 Canberra Bus Station

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?


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 USD 103.71.

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

Jetstar Airways, Qantas Airways, Regional Express, Virgin Australia Airlines


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

  • 66% opted for a bus
  • 22% chosen Train
  • 12% decided to fly