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Travel from sydney to canberra? best way?

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Travel from sydney to canberra? best way?

I know most likely to fly but the majority of planes with on behalf of qantas are those tiddly small ones and I am a bit phobic of them after a dodgy time once!

What other airlines would fly between the two places? and also what about the train? I am staying in the hilton in sydney is it easy to get to the train station, and is there a website please for prices and times etc?

many thanks

H

xx

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1. Re: Travel from sydney to canberra? best way?

A bus (coach) may be a better choice. The train takes you across to the other side of canberra from where you want.

What do you mean by tiddly small..I think there are two 737s a day. IMHO it's not worth fly9ing becuase by the time you check in and get to the airport etc you are almost there by road.

Another option may be a hire car..It's just under a 3 hour drive and good freeway!

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2. Re: Travel from sydney to canberra? best way?

nOOOO I cant drive in a foreign country!!!!!!

is there a coach website where I could find info?

I am ok with a 737 but its the smaller dash 8's the rest of the day that worry me!

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3. Re: Travel from sydney to canberra? best way?

Try www.murrays.com.au

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4. Re: Travel from sydney to canberra? best way?

You can check which plane when you go to book online (Qantas)...if it has a green square it's a dash..a red triangle is a big plane.

It's no different driving here to the UK..less roundabouts and we drive on the same side of the road...

less traffic by far!

The UK and NZ are the only 2 countries I don't mind driving in OS..

I drove in the US but very reluctantly!

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5. Re: Travel from sydney to canberra? best way?

thank you :) will look at coaches now!

I have seen the symbols on qantas the 737 is a bit early but hey ho it gets me into canberra to have a look about!

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6. Re: Travel from sydney to canberra? best way?

Take a walk by the lake or depending on your interests

War memorial or National Museum (both free entry). Personally i'd go with the national museum as it gives you a bit of Australian Culture (not a V&A or british type of museum at all).

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7. Re: Travel from sydney to canberra? best way?

try the train - its an easy 4 hour trip with lovely views. timetables can be viewed here:

http://www.countrylink.info/timetables

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8. Re: Travel from sydney to canberra? best way?

H

HIRE A CAR!!!

If you can drive around London, you'll find Aus a breeze!

And it just gives you so much more flexibility - and you'll really get the feel of the place.

Come on you Poms who've driven here - tell H how easy it is and how much it will add to the trip.