Melbourne to Canberra

Melbourne to Canberra

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Melbourne to Canberra Schedule

Melbourne to Canberra Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Qantas Airways Economy #QF127006:05 - 07:10AUD 397.60
Qantas Airways Economy #QF151408:05 - 09:10AUD 498.45
Qantas Airways Economy #QF151610:00 - 11:05AUD 440.36
Virgin Australia Airlines Economy #VA26712:30 - 13:35AUD 361.21
Qantas Airways Economy #QF127814:35 - 15:45AUD 281
Virgin Australia Airlines Economy #VA28117:05 - 18:10AUD 204.57
Qantas Airways Economy #QF128619:55 - 21:00AUD 314.76
Qantas Airways Economy #QF128820:55 - 22:05AUD 195.33
Greyhound Australia Flexible 22:00 - 06:00AUD 142

Transportation from Melbourne to Canberra

Facts about the transport from Melbourne to Canberra

Cheapest Transport$58
Fastest Transport1h 5m
Earliest Departure6:05 AM
Latest Departure10:00 PM
Departures per day15
Distance688 kilometers
Transport CompaniesGreyhound Australia, Jetstar Airways, NSW TrainLink, NSW TrainLinkBus, Qantas Airways, Regional Express, Virgin Australia Airlines

How to get from Melbourne to Canberra

Travelling between Melbourne and Canberra 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 267.09 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a flight which will set you back mere USD 85.00.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 16 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. Train does a much slower job and take about 15h 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 USD 85.00 if you opt for a Regional Express flight and as expensive as USD 267.09 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 ?

  • 13 from Melbourne to Canberra starting from 06:05 Melbourne Airport Australia until 20:55 Melbourne Airport Australia
  • 2 from Melbourne to Canberra starting from 22:00 Melbourne until 22:00 Melbourne

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 USD 84.90.

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 Airlines


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

  • 47% opted for a bus
  • 21% chosen Bus+Train
  • 21% chosen Train
  • 11% decided to fly