Melbourne to Canberra Bus

Melbourne to Canberra

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Melbourne to Canberra Bus

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Travel from the cultural capital of Australia to the actual capital of Australia on a luxurious Greyhound bus!

With coaches stopping in both city centres, a Greyhound bus is the most convenient and comfortable way to travel from Melbourne to Canberra.

Renowned for its arts and culture, Melbourne is the place to explore hidden laneways dotted with cafes and boutique shops, book a table at a world-class restaurant, or catch a tram down to St Kilda, where you can take a stroll on the beach, ride the rollercoaster at the iconic Luna Park, and keep an eye out for penguins!

In Canberra, you’ll enjoy an incredible concentration of national landmarks in one master-planned city. You can take a free tour of Parliament House, enjoy 360-degree views from the top of Telstra Tower, pack a picnic for Lake Burley Griffin, and explore must-dos like the Australian War Memorial, Australian Institute of Sport, National Gallery, National Museum, National Library, Royal Australian Mint, National Zoo & Aquarium and more!

Whether you choose to travel on our overnight service, or during the day, you’ll spend the 8 hour bus trip from Melbourne to Canberra relaxing in your reclining leather seat with free WiFi, an in-seat USB charger and panoramic windows.

Got a preference for an aisle or window seat? There’s no need to queue – you can simply reserve your favourite spot when you book your travel from Melbourne to Canberra with our seat selection feature. You can also stay up to date on service delays and expected arrival times with our real-time coach tracker.

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Book your next bus trip from Melbourne to Canberra today and experience modern bus travel at its best!


Barnawartha (meal break)
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* This stop is on request only,
advance booking is required.


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Southern Cross Bus Terminal, Bay 55, Spencer Street

10:00 PM

BP Murray Valley Hwy, Lot 1 SC, Barnawartha North

Arr 1:20 AM
Dep 2:00 AM

Cafe At Albury Railway Station, Railway Parade (Cafe open 9am - 5pm only)

2:20 AM*

Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row

6:00 AM

* This stop is on request only, advance booking is required

Disclaimer: “Our timetables are updated regularly and are subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date timetable for Melbourne to Canberra services please visit our Timetables page. For up-to-date information about delays to scheduled services due to circumstances which are out of the control of Greyhound Australia e.g. natural disasters, road closures, etc, please check the Service Updates."


Where do buses depart from in Melbourne and Canberra?

In Melbourne, buses to Canberra depart from Bay 55, Southern Cross Terminal. In Canberra, buses to Melbourne depart from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row.

What amenities can I expect on the bus?

All our buses from Melbourne to Canberra come with free WiFi, USB chargers, reclining seats, and a restroom.

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

The bus trip from Melbourne to Canberra takes approximately 8 hours. For the most up-to-date timetable please visit the Timetables page.

How much is a bus ticket from Melbourne to Canberra?

All our bus fares come in three tiers – Early Bird, Advantage and Premium – with prices varying based on how far in advance you are making a booking. You can find the most up-to-date price for your trip by searching available trips online or by calling our customer service team on 1300 473 946. For more information on different types of available fares visit our Compare Fares page.

Where can I buy a ticket?

The easiest and cheapest way to buy a bus ticket for your Melbourne to Canberra trip is to book directly on our website. Your ticket is then saved in your My Greyhound account where you can manage your booking, and simply show an electronic copy of your ticket on your phone to the bus driver when you board.

You can also book your trips on the phone by contacting our friendly customer service on 1300 473 946, at our ticket outlets/travel agencies, or directly with the bus driver*.

*Please note that all bookings made through our call centre, travel centres and tickets purchased directly from drivers will incur a booking fee of $5.

**For more information see our FAQ page.