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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.

You can check available travel times and book your train tickets online.

Book your train seat

Find out more about NSW TrainLink XPLORER train including seating plans

Choose from two train classes: 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.

Find an operator in Canberra.