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Book travel to Canberra by train


Skip the airport queues and leave the car at home

Getting to Canberra couldn’t be easier than by train with 3 services a day between Sydney and Canberra, plus you can be there in less than 4 and a half hours.

So sit back, relax, take some time to yourself, enjoy the view and let NSW TrainLink take you there.

Discover the home of the Australian story in Canberra, the nation's capital, where national attractions and hidden gems deliver an array of unexpected delights.

Wander through world-class galleries and museums which offer major exhibitions and activities for all ages. Must see places include Parliament House, the National Museum of Australia, the Australian War Memorial, the National Library and the National Art Gallery.

Australia’s capital is located in the Australian Capital Territory, within the South East and Tablelands region of NSW. It is approximately 280 kilometres from Sydney.

Indulge in local fare at the many restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs. Visit boutiques and department stores or meander through the open-air markets. Indulge further by browsing through the many wineries and sample the region's best wines.

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Sydney to Canberra by train

The Canberra XPLORER trains run 3 times a day from Sydney to Canberra.

NSW TrainLink train services will take you from Sydney Central railway station to Canberra Kingston station in less than 4 and a half hours.

Book online with NSW TrainLink website to get the best value fares.

Online booking is quick, easy and secure.

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Choose your train class: Economy Class Seat and 1st Class Seat.

Getting around Canberra

It's easy to travel around the planned city of Canberra. Take a public bus, a taxi or a tour. Hop on the Canberra Explorer Bus which regularly stops at major attractions throughout the day. Alternatively, hire a car and drive yourself around, or hire a bike and ride along Canberra's great network of cycle paths.

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